BENEFITING: NEW YORK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUTH CORP
EVENT DATE: Jul 06, 2011
HOURS PLEDGED: 180
My name is Ivan Junco, I'm the Executive Director of New York Community Development for Youth. Also, I’m the founder of a Foundation establish in Colombia South America, Fundacion Linaje Real de San Basilio de Palenque.
At this time we are struggling very hard to do our work. We want to offer an after school program to the kids of New York, to prevent them to be part of gangs, early age sexual relations, obesity and other risk they are expose.
Our program includes classes of guitar, piano, drums, flute, bass, crafts, drama, tutoring and sports.
To accomplish our wishes and goals we need funds to pay our qualify staff, facilities rent, utilities, transportation, advertising and other expenses.
We want to create this program as a pilot program to help not only our local kids, we want to expand this program to all over the nations we have access.
I traveled to San Basilo de Palenque Colombia south America, and most of the kids there have an art talent. Some of them go every Sunday to the church without shoes, without shirt, without food, however; they have a dream. I want to start also with them by creating an after school program that help them to discover their talents in order they have the change for a better future.
If you help all of these young kids, they will remember you for the rest of their life.