With the rising threat of gangs and youth violence in Albany, children don’t know where to turn. Children growing up in Albany often find themselves drawn into seedy situations against their will. Whether it is peer pressure, or a feeling of despair for the future, many of today's youth fall prey to the allures of gangs, violence, and drugs.
During the Spring 2011 semester, Reclassifying All Children Equally (R.A.C.E.) Organization will be having our first campaign entitled “Choose Peace Stop Violence” Youth Campaign. Throughout the Spring semester, we will be spreading awareness about youth violence throughout the University at Albany community and the Albany community.
Here are ways on how we plan to spread awareness:
Here are some other plans we have for our campaign:
These are just some of the many ideas that R.A.C.E.Organization has in stored to make the “Choose Peace Stop Violence” Youth Campaign a success! We would like to thank the Campaign for Youth Justice in Washington D.C. and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA for providing us with tools and publications for our campaign. Stay tuned for more information about our campaign in the next few weeks!
Reclassifying All Children Equally (R.A.C.E.) Organization
“The R.A.C.E. Towards Excellence & Success Has NO Finish Line!”
Est. November 4, 2009
Reclassifying All Children Equally (R.A.C.E.) Organization is currently looking for individual and group talents for our upcoming Youth Benefit Talent Show in April 2011! Winner(s) will receive a trophy and $250 cash. All proceeds earned will be donated to a local charity to help underprivileged youths.
If you are interested in performing at the Talent Show, please email [email protected] ASAP!!!
Sponsored by University Auxiliary Services (UAS)
The mission of the “Girls Rising Onto Womanhood (G.R.O.W.)” Mentoring program is to provide a one on one mentoring relationship with troubled young women and positive, female role models, who will inspire these young women to realize their potential to succeed both in and out the classrooms. Our mentoring program plans to meet weekly OR biweekly (your choice) for ONE HOUR. We also plan to meet in group settings with all the mentors and mentees on some occasions and have workshops to discuss important issues facing most young women today. In addition, we also plan to get these young women involved with community service projects through the Capital City Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Capital District Community Gardens, etc. to show them the importance of giving back to the community.
If you are a female and interested in becoming a mentor to a young woman between the ages of 7-12, please email Mentor Coordinator Ayo Adeyemi at [email protected] for more information.
R.A.C.E. GOES INTERNATIONAL!!
R.A.C.E. Organization will be adopting a child from Haiti! His name is Edmond and he's four years old. Edmond is a HopeChild living in Haiti, a country recently devastated by a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Like many children in this country, he needs love and support to have access to things such as clean water, nutritious food, and an education so that he can grow up to be a healthy and productive adult.
While the government does not allow Americans to literally adopt these kids, we can practically help by providing prayer and financial support. We are asking for a small donation of at least $3.50 from each of you who are interested in helping Edmond.
If you are interested, please email [email protected] or contact any of our Executive/Junior Executive Board members.
Birthdate: Mar 26, 2006
Chores: Ties Up Toys
Favorite School Subject: Drawing
Favorite Playtime Subject: Ball Games
"No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy."
R.A.C.E. Organization is pleased to introduce our new mentoring program called the "Emerging Men of Tomorrow". Although R.A.C.E. Organization works with young men and women, we feel as though many young men in the community don't have many positive male role models who they can look up to as they grow older. As a result, many of them steer towards the negative influences, make poor decisions, and engage in incorrigible behaviors.
The mission of the “Emerging Men of Tomorrow” Mentoring program is to provide a one on one mentoring relationship with troubled young men and positive, male role models, who will inspire these young men to realize their potential to succeed both in and out the classrooms. Our mentoring program plans to meet weekly OR biweekly (your choice) for ONE HOUR. We also plan to meet in group settings with all the mentors and mentees on some occasions and have workshops to discuss important issues facing most young men today. In addition, we also plan to get these young men involved with community service projects through the Capital City Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Capital District Community Gardens, etc. to show them the importance of giving back to the community.
If you are a male and is interested in becoming a mentor to a young man between the ages of 7-12, please email Mentor Coordinator Ayo Adeyemi at [email protected] for more information.
Pepsi is giving away millions of dollars eachmonth to fund refreshing ideas that change the world. For those of you who attended Relay for Life 2010, this is the same contest that the students were promoting for “Selfless Tees”. R.A.C.E.Organization was chosen to enter the Pepsi Refresh Project Grant contest from September 1st-September 30th. The more votes we have, the better our chances are of winning a $5000 grant. Everyone can vote one time, per day. A link will be posted tomorrow for all of you guys to vote. We will gladly appreciate it if all of you can pass the link along to all your friends and family.
VACANT EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITION: WEBMASTER
The Webmaster is responsible for maintaining the official R.A.C.E. website/social networking pages and ensuring that the website is up to date with its information. He/She will lead the Social Media Committee. Each E-Board member leads their own committee. For more information about committees, click on the "Internship" tab on this website.
Social Media Committee Duties:
First Preference Will Be Given To A Student Who:
For those of you who are interested in interning with us during the Fall 2010 semester, the application will be available on August 23, 2010 at 11:04am. Those of you who intern with us can earn 2-3 college credits, assist the executive board in planning events/programs, and have the opportunity to join the 2011-2012 executive board or if vacant positions arise before then. For more information about the internship, please click on the "Internship" tab on this website.