We are holding a get to know your backyard event on May 6, 2017 at Wharton Brook State Park as part of our maximum exposure program. We will be teaching at risk youth, who do not get to experience nature or outside safely, how to identify wildlife, the negative affects of littering on our resources, and lessons on how to fish. The community will benefit from the students connecting what they learn at the park to their own backyard by respecting nature and not littering. We are looking for $1,000 to support the cost of transportation, food and drinks.
For far too long we have watched our young inner city youth fall through the cracks. Simply because they need the opportunity to see beyond themselves and the surroundings they see everyday. sTOP wants to provide our youth with maximum exposure to the world around them. Taking these children on educational field trips to museums, colleges, and local arts and science exhibits gives them a chance to experience an entirely new world. Offering dance, homework help and food security gives them resources they might not otherwise have. All of these opportunities help them reach for their dreams - that they can do anything they put their mind to.
With over ten years of outreach experience we believe that everything we do to help our youth today will change their lives forever.
Our top accomplishments this year are:
Getting our 501c3
Most of our needs at this time are monetary. We are looking to raise $10,000 this year in order to expand our exposure programs. The funds would go towards:
sTOP’s Inner-City Arts programs, taught by professionals, is designed to strengthen language development, discipline, develop critical thinking skills, promote literacy and improve learning outcomes overall. Most importantly, children and youth who participate in these programs see themselves as capable of setting and reaching goals. The children will be working individually, in pairs or small groups, developing community-building skills including cooperation and patience, and gain verbal skills and confidence, as well as the capacity to trust their own creative instincts. Our program will provides students with the tools and skills they need to succeed academically and personally. The Arts Program will consist of dance classes, arts through different types of media and literacy lessons.
This program functions in three ways: it gives meals to kids who may otherwise forego them, it frees up household resources for other things, and reduces uncertainty about household food availability. Hungry children have trouble concentrating, are more likely to be hospitalized and are less likely to perform well in classrooms. It's simply much harder for children at risk of hunger to thrive. Without these meals, many children who rely on school meals would spend the time away from school hungry and arrive back in the classroom focused on their empty stomach instead of schoolwork.
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When families, schools and communities take the view that children and youth are valued and respected assets to society, they necessarily support environments that nurture youth development. Children raised to embrace positive social values, to seek self-understanding, and to value their self-worth grow to become community-minded young adults with a sense of belonging and a belief in their resiliency. See how you can help our community's children grow into tomorrow's leaders.
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