"Hope For The Lost "

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Raised by 92 people in 54 months
With all of the violence going on around the world and in our communities, it can be difficult for our youth to focus on the positives. As violence becomes a bigger issue each and every day, there has to be something to motivate our youth, as they are the future. Hello, my name is Aaliyah Stewart. My freshman year of high school, I started a 501C3 foundation in honor of my brothers Anthony S.White Jr.and James Anderson who were killed due to senseless gun violence. The ASW Foundation (Hope for the Lost) was started in December 2014. The foundation began by awarding scholarships to two seniors, Brianna Smith and Christian Espino. Both students had to meet the requirements which included writing an essay stating how they would stop the violence in their community. While working on the foundation I started the movement #IAMTHEM which means I am my youth letting them know no matter what you may go through in life or where you may come from, you always have potential. I was able to speak to the sophomore and juniors May 1st, 2015 at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary, Indiana encouraging them to keep believing in themselves .I was also able to accomplish a Stop the Violence Skating Party which was held on April 3rd, 2015 at Glenwood Skating Rink in Glenwood, IL, as well as a Stop the Violence Banquet which was held on May 17th, 2015 at the Chateau Banquet Hall in Merrillville, Indiana. I participated in the Gary Fourth Of July parade for “Uplifting Gary”. On September 5th, 2015 I held #IAMTHEM Peace Walk in Gary. My purpose behind the walk was to bring everyone together; especially those mothers that had lost their children due to gun violence I wanted them to stand united together. October 5th, 2015 I was featured on the front page of The Times Newspaper. I was interviewed as a guest star on Windy City Live October 23rd, 2015. During my interview I spoke of my goals for the foundation such as awarding scholarships and promoting non-violence. On December 21st, 2015 I became the president of Merrillville high school S.A.V.E Chapter (Students Against Violence Everywhere). On April 21st,2017 I became the President of the Intergenerational program at SouthShore Nursing Home.
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Hi my name is Aaliyah Stewart I am now a sophomore at Merrillville high school in Merrillville, Indiana. My freshmen year I started a foundation in honor of my two brothers that were killed due to senseless gun violence Anthony S.White Jr.and James Anderson. The ASW Foundation (Hope for the Lost) was started in December 2014. The foundation started with giving away two scholarships to two seniors graduating from Merrillville high school in Merrillville, Indiana Brianna smith and Christian Espino .Both students had to meet the guidelines and state if they could stop the violence in their community how would they, and a change they would make to decrease violence in the community. While working on the foundation I started movement a #IAMTHEM which means I am my youth letting them know no matter what you may go through in life or where you may come from there is always opportunity you just have to keep the faith and believe in God. I was able to speak to the sophomore and juniors of Thea Bowman leadership academy in Gary, Indiana encouraging them to keep believing in themselves and knowing they have potential. In the near future I will provide$500 tuition to one student from a decision of two Gary community schools. This tuition will be used to sponsor a student to go on a HBCU college tour to different African American founded colleges down south. I know this may seem like a heavy load for somebody my age but when you keep high faith and believe in yourself all things are possible. Along with those goals I was able to accomplish a stop the violence skating party which was April 3rd 2015 at Glenwood skating rink in Glenwood, IL, as well as a stop the violence banquet which was May 17th 2015 at the Chateau Banquet hall in Merrillville, Indiana. For my next event I plan to host will be August 22nd 2015 prospected location Hammond High School in Hammond, Indiana. I am partnering with The Region Company which was started by a teen entrepreneur Benjamin Jackson. At this event I hope to have a boys/girls basketball clinic ,Dance/Cheerleading clinic and football clinic after the clinics a scrimmage will be held between the boys and girls basketball clinic ages 8-13 .During halftime of the game the young ladies that attend the cheer clinic will perform their cheer, there also will be a dance battle. For the last hour of the event I will host a back – to – school drive where school supplies will be given. I know this may sound like a lot but I believe I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me for he is in control of all my success. If interested in supporting the cause and learning more please visit http://WWW.gofundme.com/iqs1ss?Forcedesktop=1 or contactAswfj07@gmail.com all help and support will truly be appreciated.


Thank you,

Aaliyah Stewart
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The banquet was a success !! I awarded the scholarships to Brianna Smith and Christian Espino
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Marti Parham
43 months ago

Hello Aaliyah! I am the managing editor for True Star Magazine In Chicago. I am contacting you because we are interested in doing a feature on you for a story we are working on about why Black Lives Matter. One of our student writers, Jacob Bonds, should have already reached out to you via email and Instagram. Please contact me at your earliest convenience about being a part of our article. Mrs. Marti Parham PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL

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Carolyn Stewart
51 months ago

Thank you Lashon Sims for your donation

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I saw this reported on WGN and believe this young woman can and will do great things with a little help from others.

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Continue to be a blessing to others!

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Marti Parham
43 months ago

Hello Aaliyah! I am the managing editor for True Star Magazine In Chicago. I am contacting you because we are interested in doing a feature on you for a story we are working on about why Black Lives Matter. One of our student writers, Jacob Bonds, should have already reached out to you via email and Instagram. Please contact me at your earliest convenience about being a part of our article. Mrs. Marti Parham PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL

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