Drums, Not Guns Youth Scholarships

$6,280 of $10k goal

Raised by 35 people in 42 months
Jeanette Jackson  ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA
Help Sista Jewel and African Soul International fund 20 youth scholarships for inner-city youth in Los Angeles and San Bernardino!!!

African Soul International is preparing for our 4th Annual African Dance Conference of LA and is preparing to offer 20 youth scholarships to youth of South Central to experience African Dance, Hip-Hop, jazz and liturgical classes throughout the year!
We are launching this campaign in hopes that the community will support this bold, brave venture and help us to raise $10k! Yes, its ambitious, yes it’s a risk, but no matter how close we come to our goal, the youth of LA will benefit.

Can you find it in your heart to help purchase a dance class for an inner-city youth to dance with Master Artists from W. Africa? Or to help purchase costuming? We hope so!! Actually, we KNOW so!

WE ARE A 501 (C)(3) ORGANIZATION, ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-EXEMPT! For more info on the conference, schedule, teacher info and videos, go to www.africansoulinternational.org

African Soul International was founded in 1998 with a specific cause, to preserve and present the beautiful traditions of Africa, in such a way that African children (born throughout the world) can look in the mirror and feel proud, confident and valuable. We've worked with thousands of young people; exposing them to the art, taking them to major conferences, hosting master artists, and teaching them to perform in front of audiences.

We have used our platform to develop positive self-identity, self-esteem, and a positive connection with their African heritage. We believe that when young people feel included, they will contribute to society, pursue a good education, provide for themselves and contribute to community.

Although, our focus is the youth, our programming does not discriminate, as we know that the power of the African Drum brings people together across age, race, religious and geographic boundaries.

African Soul has decided to donate FREE classes, YES FREE classes to these students once a week, but we NEED sponsors so they can continue!
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Update 30
Posted by Jewel Jackson
18 months ago
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THANK you to our Anonymous donor who generously sent in a check for $250! AAANNNNDDDD, thank you to Diane P for helping us secure a $500 donation and sponsorship from Alafia!!! Check out their fair market products at Whole Foods and come get SAMPLES at the Festival!!!! Who's next in the giving? This is FERTILE ground...thank you for ALL who believe in and SUPPORT the Vision...this is more than a moment, its a MOVEMENT!!!! Let's Get it!!!
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Update 29
Posted by Jewel Jackson
30 months ago
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We're at 85% of our goal!!!! We've broken in back to $5,000 and we KNOW we can cross this final stretch!!! We need the family to help us get to the finish line!!! THANK YOU in ADVANCE!!!!
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Update 28
Posted by Jewel Jackson
30 months ago
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THANK YOU!!! To an anonymous donor who gave $50 and just took our campaign to $4,260!!! We're praying to get to $4,300 tonight!! Any and ALL donations are greatly appreciated!!!! Keep dreaming and sow seeds where you KNOW they will bloom...#ItsAllAboutTheseKids!!!
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Update 27
Posted by Jewel Jackson
30 months ago
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Kristina Domanski!!!! You helped us cross the hurdle and get to $4,210!!!! Thank you and Aloha!!! We love you and the family!!!! Let's keep the momentum going fam...help us reach our goal!!! THANK YOU!!!
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$6,280 of $10k goal

Raised by 35 people in 42 months
Created September 27, 2013
AP
$500
Alafia Beauty Products
18 months ago(Offline Donation)
A
$250
Anonymous
18 months ago(Offline Donation)
GC
$1,000
Goleta SPS Raytheon Black Engineers Network Diversity Council
18 months ago

This donation is on behalf of Raytheon, Raytheon Goleta Black Engineers Network and Raytheon Diversity Council

RC
$50
Richardson Chery
28 months ago
$170
Anonymous
29 months ago
DR
$50
Debra Rybski
30 months ago
$50
Anonymous
30 months ago
KD
$25
Kristina Domanski
30 months ago
CB
$50
Corinna Barnard
30 months ago
DP
$50
Diane Panella
30 months ago

Looking forward to the conference and sharing the blessings!

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