Year UP: From Poverty To A Career In A Year

For many young people, the hardest part of life comes after they’ve graduated from high school or earned their GED and the question becomes, “Now what?” For any number of reasons, there may be no direct path leading them into either college or the workforce. Year Up is a relatively new national and local support Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance … Still Dreaming

    She dreamed a sea of dreams – wondered what they mean  – wandered in her dreams Life as it seems is not as easy as we’d like it to be Eyes water – results from broken concrete where bodies lay – not expecting it to be their time Innocence is mistaken for weakness Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be A CEO

Every action begins with a vision. Desires begin with an introduction to dream and inquire all possibilities. Dreams turn into motivation for achievement. Children are enlightened with dreams. They are all about action, doing, going, seeing, touching, and experiencing. Their minds take in everything around them and yes, they soak these things up like sponges. Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance … We Are Art!

  God’s creations; so we are art in human form. We have talents to offer the world. Skills that can build and drive business. Strengths that can bear children and raise them.  Chances to to make choices. Right Wrongs. We are given life; a privilege, yet too many are taken advantage of this gift. Too Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be A Singer!

   Words By Ashley ‘Snow’ Harris                     There are thousands of children this age who will never have a chance to experience those first thoughts of what they would like to be in life. Think about this. If we are constantly killing our children we are Read More …

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt.2

If you only watched the evening news or depended on pop culture to paint a picture of young blacks, you would probably think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports and music, or caught up in crime and debauchery. However, the face of black success isn’t limited to the fields that Read More …

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt. 1

If you only watched the evening news or depended on pop culture to paint a picture of young blacks, you would probably think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports and music, or caught up in crime and debauchery. However, the face of black success isn’t limited to the fields that Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance … Stop The Violence

It saddens me that as voices continue to communicate in various ways that there needs to be an end to violence, gun violence, senseless violence and gang violence; we are still falling on deaf ears. We are still in the midst of war on the streets and our communities. We are still hearing the heartfelt Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance … I Want To Be A Musician

                                      [dropcap]A musician [/dropcap]can exude emotion with a simple note. They can touch on life and become theme music to your stride. It is possible for this young man to become the next great legend in musicianship Read More …