Bene Viera wrote -
Instead of complaining about our youth, I'm getting involved! And yes, I need your help.
I'm raising money for Detroit high school students to travel abroad with non-profit Atlantic Impact. Atlantic Impact is a Detroit based non-profit dedicated to giving high school students the resources they need to be college ready thinkers. International travel is one way they help students think and dream bigger through exploration.
These are students who ALL admitted to knowing of someone who has been shot. These are kids who come from some of the most dangerous 'hoods in the country, per the FBI. They are students whose environments make both their academic studies and lives very dificult.
But they are not hopeless or to be pathologized. They are brilliant.
With the nonprofit Atlantic Impact, Detroit innercity high school students are afforded the opportunity to travel abroad to better understand their communities and global ones. Their imaginations are cultivated. They get to see the world through a lens outside of their block, 'hoods and cities. If you've ever traveled abroad you know how your perspective widened. Their international travels will open up a new world of possibilities.
I'm kindly asking for your help in reaching my goal of $2,500. Ultimately the person who raises the most money will be selected to travel with the students to Barbados. So why not shoot for the stars? I'm so confident in my network and support system that I will be on this trip to make a difference in these kids' lives. Let's do it for the youth!
No contribution is too small. All donations are tax-deductible. Spreading the word via phone, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and texts is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for taking this journey with me!