The AfroBoy Power Movement

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Raised by 5 people in 9 months
My name is Reginald Byers.

For 18 years I’ve served the Philadelphia School district as a Prevention Specialist through various youth organizations.
 I’ve worked for the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN), The Corporate Alliance for Drug Education and The Juvenile Justice Center IPS Division. Going into schools, I’ve conducted classroom lessons, assemblies and small groups for grades K-12 teaching anti-bullying, conflict resolution, drug education and various life skills.

I’m also a professional comic book artist and author.  About two years ago, I created a super-kid hero team called “Afroboy and Puffgirl.”
The comic book will be released late summer 2018 and is an extension of what I do with the youth...teaching life skills in the form of a comic book.
The Afroboy Power Movement is a concentrated mission of going into inner city schools and recreation centers and bringing my life skills curriculum instructing under served and at-risk boys (grade 2-6). Utilizing artistic expression and comic book art and as a method, I aim to uplift the mindset, habits and goals of male students who are underachieving academically and behavior-wise.

AFRO in AFROboy is an acronym that stands for: ACHIEVER, FOCUSED, RESPONSIBLE and OUTSTANDING.

We didn't leave out the girls! There's also a PUFFGIRL POWER PROJECT component for schools that consists of lessons and services for girls (grades 2-6).
PUFF in PUFFgirl is an acronym that stands for: POWERFUL, UPLIFTING, FIGHTING and  FEMALE.

Through a span of 6 to 12 weekly (one day per week) visits, these four attributes will be taught in mini lessons that will encompass everything from respecting life to loving yourself to learning how to avoid detriments that threaten the growth of young boys of color.
Some schools may be able to pay for the Afroboy Power Movement, but some may not. I don't want to turn down ANY school or youth organization that may be in need of my services.
That's where you come in.
By donating whatever you can will afford me to print the comic book’s first issue (which comes with a lesson guide), secure art supplies, curriculum products for the youth, as well as travel and work expenses on an on-going basis through the 2018-2019 school year.  Because of your help, I will be able to serve 2 schools (for 6 weekly visits each) that do not have a budget for what The Afroboy Power Movement has to offer their students

I am not a non-profit 501(c)3 entity, but will thank you with an Afroboy Power Club Supporter t-shirt for any donation over $25, and I will add a signed copy of AFROBOY & PUFFGIRL #1 for donations of $50 and up.
Updates of schools served and supplies purchased can be viewed on this Go Fund Me Page as well as the upcoming Afroboy Power website.

Thank you for your help as we bless our boys.

Reginald Byers

Facilitating at Boy's Latin Charter School

Speaking at Little Flower High School for Girls

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