The mission of GPSYAAM is to reduce juvenile delinquency by channeling the energy used for and supplanting the attention gained from negative behaviors into artistic expression and self-appreciation.
Studies show that students who display chronic misbehaviors in school usually do so as a result of one or more of the following: low self-esteem, a cry for attention, or negative influences at home. Studies also show that these students are more prone to become involved in the juvenile justice system.
In response to this, Gifts of Precious Stone Youth Arts & Mentoring, Inc. (GPSYAAM) has been developed as an arts-based intervention/mentoring program for at-risk youth between the ages of 8 and 14.
The program aims to eradicate misconduct and the potential for criminal activity by providing a wholesome after school environment that provides the belonging, accountability, support, and acknowledgement for which many young people yearn.
We have embarked on this start-up campaign to ensure the successful launching and sustenance of this initiative. Specifically, funds from this campaign will allow us to do the following:
- purchase materials for program facilitation (books, art supplies, cameras, tablets, instruments, dance wear, martial arts uniforms, t-shirts, etc.)
- secure necessities for program administration (computers, printers, copier, staff training modules, etc.) and
- market our program so that we may reach a broader audience of donors, volunteers, and, most importantly, program participants.
Your contribution will go a long way towards helping us accomplish our mission of redirecting at-risk youth, and we thank you in advance for your kind generosity!
GPSYAAM, Inc is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization