The REAL Urban Empire for Unknown Raw Talent in Creativity
Organized by: Eric Reese
Growing up in the 80s and 90s in urban America, the role of mentor-ship was immediately available to young people seeking a way to carve out their talents in creative and performing arts. The existence of the recreation center, YMCA and other charitable organizations has helped mold many of the talented inner city youth you find today in the fields of music, art, drama, and literature. Giving back in our definition means trying to give young people a chance and a platform to reveal that inner talent that they have caged inside of their souls so that they may follow their dreams in fulfilling it. We would like to open a place where young people from the ages of 16 - 24 can meet and network to work on visual and audio projects where they wouldn't necessarily have regular access to otherwise. This is not a non-profit organization. We would like everyone to gain profit from this venture starting with the creators themselves. What we need are people who are serious in art, graphic design, and media to help join our cause to save today's urban American youth. Money is part of the problem and finding real role models is the biggest. So many young people have talent galore today but they are untapped and if tapped, are taken advantage of because of their inexperience. Let's lead the charge in giving back to these youth by way of setting up institutes of practical knowledge in urban forms of expression such as art, literature, performing arts, writing, and public oratory. Thanks for reading this message.