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TWIYO On the Map! Support inner city youth going to new places this year!

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THE STORY:

The World Is Your Oyster (TWIYO; pronounced twee-yo) is on a mission to broaden the horizons of inner-city youth through culture, travel, service, and experiences. We use a custom Experiential 360 program model to meet our mission. This program model is comprised of the elements described below. 

 

Leadership Development

TWIYO is committed to creating leaders of tomorrow, today. We believe that if given opportunities to lead, youth will rise to the occasion and see themselves differently.

 

This year our students researched the school-to-prison pipeline, hosted a film screening of the documentary Paper City and led a panel discussion with filmmakers - Akil Gibbons, Jamel Mims, and Le’Ann Duran Mitchell at Brooklyn Public Library.

 

Civic Engagement

 

TWIYO cultivates the importance of “community” in youth development through discussions of current events and youth-selected topics and issues. After taking a look at their own neighborhoods – our youth have identified food deserts and access to healthy food as an area they want to educate the community about. They are currently working on their very own youth-led event for this.

 

TWIYO is also pleased to announce that we have been named an affiliate of the national Youth Volunteer Corps affiliate in New York City.  This summer we will be launching our Summer Service pilot and curating youth service opportunities throughout New York City.

 

Culture

 

As part of our program this year, TWIYO youth attended the one-man show Brooklyn Quartet by Rock Wilk.  Following the performance, our students were able to interview Mr. Wilk and Artist/Set Designer Alice Mizrachi.  We also attended the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom & Cosplay Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.  Followed by a sushi outing complete with Ms. Anne’s chopstick tutorial;

 

Travel

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions” Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

Martha’s Vineyard is our annual trip and this year we will be hosting 13 youth in a week full of adventure, service, leadership, sports-based youth development, and fun on the island in collaboration with Battle in the Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard Museum and a host of other organizations on the island!

 

Martha’s Vineyard is an opportunity for youth to experience travel outside of their hometowns and to visit a place that is typically regarded as a destination for the affluent. Martha’s Vineyard is an opportunity for youth to see and do something they otherwise would not have the opportunity to, while also building their networking skills.

 

Students research everything about Martha’s Vineyard from how it was named, to the Native American culture and social activities available on the island. This research creates a stronger connection to the travel experience for our youth.

 

Help us continue our quest to create leaders of tomorrow, by making a donation and spreading the word!

 

Your support directly impacts our programming:

 

$50

  • Covers one day of lunch on Martha's Vineyard
  • Provides two weeks of healthy snacks to for our in-school youth programs

$100

  • Covers one student’s meals for 4 days on our Martha’s Vineyard trip
  • Provides 10 t-shirts to our youth volunteers this summer
  • Provides one cultural experience for 4 students

$200

  • Covers the Alpaca Discovery experience on Martha’s Vineyard for up to 6 students
  • Covers four student tickets to a theater performance

$500

  • Covers the supplies and materials needed for two youth-led events
  • Provides partial transportation costs for our Martha's Vineyard trip

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$5,535

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brandon Celestin

    $50

  • deborah gibb

    $250

  • Kelly Predmesky

    $50

  • Chloe Kay

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • yolanda carroll

    $50

  • Delceta Taylor

     

  • Matt Wilson

    $50

  • Stephanie Chadwick

    $50

  • Robert Mallin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Brooklyn

    $20

  • Big Sho ;)

    $50

  • Jackie F.

    $20

  • Debbie Gibb

    $100

  • Janeeee

    $50

  • Christina Ohanian

    $50

  • Erin

    $25

  • Crippsy

    $50

  • Carole James

    $50

  • PennNYC

    $200

  • Uranus

     

  • Tenee

     

  • Heather Johnson

    $30

  • Jibri

    $20

  • Kristen

    $30

  • Dwight & Yvette Heffelfinger

    $200

  • Eddie Duchatelier

    $100

  • Tia Rideout

    $30

  • Michael Saunders

    $100

  • Damon Mason

    $40

  • DJ Commish

    $100

  • Dawn Haight

    $25

  • Bobby Childs

    $200

  • Melvin O Farrah

    $100

  • Alexis Montano

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jimmy Arriaga

    $75

  • L. Buggs

    $50

  • Darien Ross

    $150

  • Nora Hendrycks

    $150

  • Angela Faison

    $100

  • Jim & Susan Gibb

    $100

  • Leticia Augusto

    $100

  • T. Dion Baccus

    $100

  • Liz

    $30

  • Authorized Revolution Technologies

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Freda Koomson

     

  • Diana B

     

  • Cliff and Belinda

    $150

  • Elizbeth Gibb

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • M. Smith

    $300

  • Dave and Linda Hawkins

    $100

  • Alaric Craig

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ben Cole

     

  • Peta Simpson

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • UBS

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • JaSaun Buckner

     

  • Tiana Mack

     

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28% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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deborah gibb

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$1,950

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Mel Farrah

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$1,385

 

40% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Rob Cantave

Amount Raised

$920

 

23% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Anne Desrosiers

Amount Raised

$730

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Michael Saunders

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$200

 

10% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Preston Lewellen

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$180

 

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Donor Comments

Tiana Mack

Tiana Mack

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JaSaun Buckner

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DONATION: $150

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UBS

UBS

DONATION: $100

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Peta Simpson

Peta Simpson

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Ben Cole

Ben Cole

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DONATION: $25

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Alaric Craig

Alaric Craig

DONATION: $150

Hope this helps to contribute to a great cause! 2 years ago

Dave and Linda Hawkins

Dave and Linda Hawkins

DONATION: $100

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