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"Choose Peace Stop Violence" Youth Campaign

Posted by Joel Livingston on December 27, 2010 at 10:11 PM Comments comments (0)




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:


  • Visiting ALL elementary, middle, and high schools in Albany and conducting gang prevention workshops. If you are a member of an organization/fraternity and interested in adopting a classroom, please email [email protected] If you are not a part of an organization or fraternity, we are also looking for groups of three.
  • Conducting programs on the University at Albany campus related to juvenile justice, youth violence, at-risk youths, etc.
  • “Imagine, Believe, & Achieve” Youth Summit, scheduled for April 2011.
  • The Emerging Men of Tomorrow Mentoring Program (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).
  • The Girls Rising Onto Womanhood (G.R.O.W.) Mentoring Program (The mission of the Girls Rising Onto Womanhood (G.R.O.W.) Mentoring Program is to mentor and empower at-risk girls in elementary and middle school to stay in school, excel academically, and go onto college). 


Here are some other plans we have for our campaign:


  •  “Do The Write Thing” Essay Contest for local elementary and middle school students to discuss some ways on how youth’s in Albany can steer away from the negative influences in the community (One grand prize winner will receive a plaque and a $50 Crossgates Mall Gift Card).
  • Youth Benefit Talent Show (All proceeds raised will be donated to a local charity to help underprivileged youths).
  • “Invisible Children” Book Drive and a Pen Pals Program with kids in Northern, Uganda.


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

 

Talent Show Auditions

Posted by Joel Livingston on December 27, 2010 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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) 

 


Girls Rising Onto Womanhood Mentoring Program

Posted by Joel Livingston on December 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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.

Haiti Adopt A Child Project

Posted by Joel Livingston on December 11, 2010 at 4:51 PM Comments comments (0)

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.

 

About Edmond

Birthdate: Mar 26, 2006

Location: Haiti

Chores: Ties Up Toys

Favorite School Subject: Drawing

Favorite Playtime Subject: Ball Games

Emerging Men of Tomorrow Mentoring Program

Posted by Joel Livingston on December 11, 2010 at 4:47 PM Comments comments (0)

"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.

Help R.A.C.E. Organization win $5000!

Posted by Joel Livingston on August 31, 2010 at 7:48 AM Comments comments (0)

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 E-Board Position

Posted by Joel Livingston on August 16, 2010 at 1:47 AM Comments comments (0)

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:

  • Websites (Make sure that all the information listed on the facebook page, twitter page, and official website is up to date)
  • Twitter Marketing Strategy (Goal: to be the “go to” online resource for fun things to do in Albany, NY and surrounding areas. This will expand our audience reach and reputation, help build our online presence, attract more followers, increase our re-tweets, and may even attract in kind donations(products or services) and cash sponsorships.)
  • Research (Research who we should follow (organizations, places, events) and who should follow us on Twitter-must be appropriate for our brand (eg. Capital District YMCA). (HINT: You can search on Google for things that are on Twitter by typing NAME and Twitter, for example,“Albany Boys & Girls Club Twitter). Try to focus mainly on organizations in the Albany, NY & surrounding areas.)
  • Heavy Tweeters (Check out the “heavy tweeters” who we are already following on Twitter and see if there’s anything interesting that we should "re-tweet" )
  • Activities (Research fun activities/events going on in Albany, NY and surrounding areas and make a “tweet calendar” of different events to tweet about.
  • Feedback (Get feedback from interns to see how things are going and if anything can be improved)

First Preference Will Be Given To A Student Who:

  • Has experience with computers
  • A Computer Science and/or Information Technology Major/Minor
  • Past Leadership Experience
  • First Year Student
  • Interest in helping disadvantaged youths
  • Flexible Schedule
IF YOU DON'T MEET SOME OR ALL THE REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, STILL APPLY. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING WEBMASTER FOR R.A.C.E. ORGANIZATION, PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected]

DEADLINE AUGUST 29, 2010

 

 

Internship Program: Application Available 8/23 at 11:04 am

Posted by Joel Livingston on August 12, 2010 at 8:03 PM Comments comments (0)

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.


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