Help L.A. Youth See "Black Panther"

I want to send a group of at-risk-youth from South Central Los Angeles to see Marvel's "Black Panther" movie in hopes of giving them inspiration by seeing a superhero in their image, as well as letting them know how special they are because people in their community want to share this epic experience with them.  The funds are needed by 2/14/2018 and below are details of how the funds will be applied:

Child Admission: 50  x $13.00

Child Consession:  50 x $15.00

Adult (chaperone) Admission:  50 x $15.00

Adult (chaperone) Consession:  50 x $15.00

Theater Administrative Fees:  $100

$300 = 2 school buses

**Excess Funds:
 100% Donated to the non-profit "A Place Called Home".  Proof of how the funds were applied will be available for all donors.

Why does this movie matter?
The upcoming release of Marvel's "Black Panther" movie is agreeably "a part of a powerful cultural movement", giving kids of color a superhero that they can connect and identify with.  The story of a Black Prince of a technologically advanced nation, accompanied by an all Black cast, and guided by a Black Director is a pivotal point in pop culture and has already begun to break records before its release.  This powerful representation of us as geniuses and royalty sends a message to our youth and is more important now more than ever considering the hot racial climate of today.  So I am partnering with the non-profit, A Place Called Home and Bernie's Buses, to make this happen for at-risk youth in Los Angeles.

The Non-Profit:
At A Place Called Home, based in South Central Los Angeles, caring staff, supporters and volunteers come together to provide children and teens 8 years old – 21 years old with a sense of home, love, safety, enrichment, training, and opportunities through educational programs, counseling, and mentorship. They have After-school, weekend, and all-day summer programs and services including tutoring and homework support, as well as a full spectrum of instruction in the arts, athletics, dance and music. Their high school dropout recovery partnership with LAUSD is open in the mornings and they provide year-round support for college preparation, SAT tutoring, and college counseling and scholarships.

My Purpose:
Me being a Los Angeles native and filmmaker, who was once an at-risk youth, I am a truely grateful for the work that APCH does for the kids in our community.  I am raising funds to take the children that they work with to see the movie and I would like for all left over proceeds to be donated to their organization.

*Transportation:  2 school buses provided by Bernie's Buses will provide transportation from APCH to and from the movie theater.

**Excess Funds:  Once all costs for the screening event have been paid for, the excess funds will be donated to APCH.

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Myeka Williams
Inglewood, CA

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