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Falling Through The Cracks

     The dropout rate in Philadelphia schools is quickly approaching 50%. This problem persists mainly because administrators and educators lack creative vision and resources.  Principal of Edison High School, Charles Baltimore, said that in order for this problem to change; the schools themselves must changes. He goes further to say, “they’re dealing with deaths, parents separated, dad in jail, mom in jail. … We’re not dealing with the trauma the kids bring in the door. … We say, ‘Sit there for eight hours, learn the content, be respectful, and come back tomorrow.’ It doesn’t work like that.”

The Philadelphia Youth Project is working toward changing this dynamic through intense engagement and exceptional empowerment.  If you believe in the power of Philadelphia’s youth and support their progression, please donate to The Philadelphia Youth Project: Creating a Better Tomorrow conference. Each contribution will help. To achieve upward mobility in our community is not easy but it can be done. This is our chance to achieve upward mobility and change the route of the issues facing Philadelphia’s youth.

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The Big Event


The Philadelphia Youth Project Presents:

“Creating A Better Tomorrow”

Date: June 15, 2013 (tentative)

Time: 11:30am – 4:30pm

Conference Description

“Creating A Better Tomorrow” is designed to motivate, inspire, and empower the youth in Philadelphia. The purpose of  “Creating A Better Tomorrow” is to present dynamic, interactive educational workshops and a panel geared towards leadership, raising community consciousness, financial literacy, and a sense a self-determination. This conference is designed to educate the youth to be determined, responsible, respectful, and self-reliant, while planning short and long-term goals for their future. Furthermore, the youth will be encouraged to get involved in community service, in-school/out of school activities, and academic development organizations.

Along with a panel and interactive educational workshops, there will be poets, dancers, and singers.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The youth will have the chance to win gifts and prizes. Educational resources and vendors will be available. Professional photographers will be taking pictures.

Estimated attendance: 75

Projected Budget:$1500

Conference Outline

11:30am – 11:50am | Registration/Light breakfast

12:00pm – 12:25 | Keynote Speaker & Youth Poetry Performance

12:30pm – 1:15pm | Interactive Educational Workshops

Workshop Topics

  • Leadership
  • Financial Literacy
  • Self – Determination
  • Community Involvement

1:20pm – 2:10pm | Youth Panel

“Creating A Better Tomorrow”

2:15pm – 3:30pm | Youth Entertainment

  • Dancers
  • Poets
  • Singers & Rappers

3:15pm – 4:30pm | Lunch & Outdoor Mixer

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Thank You

To show gratitude for your contributions, contributors will receive personal letters of appreciation for providing the means for us to be able to hold the event.

If the entire goal for funds is not achieved the event will still take place but we may not be able to provide the educational prizes as an incentive.

Other Ways You Can Help

All contributions are valuable and welcome. A most valuable contribution is your help in spreading the word for this event. There are tools on the Indiegogo site that you may use to share the information about the project with others. If possible, you may also use the social networking websites that you are a part of to share this information.

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