BENEFITING: NEW EARTH ORGANIZATION
EVENT DATE: Sep 25, 2014
There are 30,000 young people on probation or locked up in L.A. County, more than any other metropolitan area in the world.
It costs up to $250,000 per year to incarcerate one 16 year old.
And Los Angeles has an 86% recidivism rate, which means 86% of young people that get locked up in L.A. will get locked up again.
IT'S CLEAR - THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN. THERE IS A BETTER WAY!
NEW EARTH provides mentor-based arts, educational, and vocational programs that empower juvenile justice system involved youth ages 13-22 to transform their lives, move toward positive, healthier life choices, and realized their full potential as contributing members of the community.
LESS THAN 5% OF OUR YOUTH GO BACK INTO THE SYSTEM AFTER COMPLETING ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS.
New Earth is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that works with more juvenile justice involved youth than any other non-governmental organization in Southern California. We work with juvenile justice involved youth in juvenile halls 6 days out of the week.
Now we are raising money to help boost our POST-RELEASE PROGRAMS, like our EXPLORE jobs program, and to build a new center for New Earth where our youth can continue to grow and realize their full potential after they are released.
We are bursting at the seams, overflowing with young people who want to enter into our post release programs, but we don't have enough space to accommodate them all. PLEASE HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR The New Earth Center