BENEFITING: SHAPE COMMUNITY CENTER INC
EVENT DATE: Jul 10, 2015
For 26 years, the SHAPE Community Center has taken an active role in preparing our young people for a successful future by educating them on their past and present through the Freedom Tour. Visiting the various tour sites enhances knowledge of their past, augments their perspectives on the present, and gives a greater understanding regarding their responsibility to shape the future.
2015 is the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma. This auspicious historical event was documented in the film "Selma" released earlier this year. The pinnacle of the film told the story of three different times that the Edmund Pettus Bridge was attempted to be crossed by the civil rights workers on their way to Montgomery, Alabama. Previous Freedom Tours have crossed this bridge for the past 25 years, therefore this year is especially significant. The young people of SHAPE who cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge this year will be making history!!! The Freedom Tour will take place July 16, 2015 through July 22, 2015. Your continued financial support of the Freedom Tour will make this 7-day learning adventure possible and for that we are truly grateful!
Youth will conduct forums to share information and experiences from the tour. Throug video documentation, written reports, and Q & A sessions, participants will engage other youth and community members about places of historical significance that they visited during the tour.
Support is essential to provide scholarships for economicaly disadvantage youth in our community. Please use this link to make a tax-deductible doation today. In order to adequately plan our trip, we need to receive all donations by July 10, 2015.
Your generous contributions are sincerely appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at our youth forums upon our return. SHAPE is asking for your prayers for a safe and purposeful trip. Should there be any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mawiyah Buseje at email@example.com. Thank you.
Deloyd T. Parker