Atlantis School Renovation Project

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The Atlantis School For Gifted Youngsters  is a private institution established in Niagara Falls, NY. Its Mission is to teach and train youth in the growth, development and control of their powers through important projects, programs and initiatives such as:

*Early Childhood Development 
*Online Animation Series  
*Youth Outreach Development Courses 
*Boys As Allies Rights of Passage Program 
*Young Writers Program 
*Speaking Engagements and Workshops 
*Podcast Talk Show 

Despite students of color representing more than half the student population in this country, black men represent less than 2% of that teacher workforce. As a black man and as an educator, my voice and presence within the lives of black children and all children is critical to combating family dysfunction, community deterioration and creating an inclusive workforce that ensures that all of our nation’s students receive a quality culturally enriched education. This is my not simply my profession, it is my passion and purpose! I established the Atlantis School For Gifted Youngsters as a community-based institution that provides projects, programs and initiatives that promote cultural competence, anti-bias education, social emotional development, optimum health and social justice. By exposing youth to these ideas through DAP [Developmentally Appropriate Practices] at an early age the objective is to set them upon a learning trajectory to become ambassadors of a brighter future and a more equitable society.


We are currently undergoing a renovation project for a recently acquired property that will allow us to centralize our projects, programs and initiatives for at-risk communities. We are seeking donations to help with roof repairs, kitchen and bathroom renovations, learning space modifications and program resources to meet NYS OCFS [New York State Office of Children and Family Services] Standards for our Early Childhood Certificate Program. Once renovations are complete the Atlantis School For Gifted Youngsters will operate an Early Childhood Development Program and Preadolescent After School Program. 

To tell you a little about myself,  I am the third-great grandson of famed underground railroad Freedom Seeker Josiah Henson  whom Harriet Beecher Stowe used as the primary narrative for her famous 19th Century novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. I am a proud Father of three girls, a Therapeutic Recreation major who attended Central State University in Wilberforce Ohio and founder of the Atlantis School For Gifted Youngsters.
     During my ten years as a freelance writer/radio personality and twenty two years as a youth advocate, I have been published in print and online in a wide range of publications and websites worldwide and created various youth programs, projects and initiatives. I have published over 325+ articles and eighteen books, five which are a part of a special archive at the British Library. I have recorded four full length albums, worked as a program consultant for the History Channel series 'Gangland' and have been globally cited as a subject matter expert concerning Jay-Z’s cultural affiliations.
     In 2017 I was nominated for the 21st Century Scholarship award at the 2nd Annual BP Awards in Atlanta, GA. In 2018 a permanent life-sized display and A/V narrative of Saladin speaking about his family's underground railroad heritage was included in the Freedom Gallery  display at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. In 2018 as a part of the Atlantis School For Gifted Youngsters, I created seven online Youth Outreach Development courses, a Boys As Allies Rights of Passage Program and an Amazon Direct Animation Series. I am a featured Historian in the IMAX Macgillivray Films International Documentary 'Into America’s Wild' Narrated by Morgan Freeman and Hosted by Ariel Tweto and John Herrington and the six-part docuseries "Enslaved" that is Executive Produced and Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and Directed by three-time Emmy award-winning journalist Simcha Jacobovici.
     I was the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Achievement Award Recipient  and I am currently a Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission in the City of Niagara Falls New York, an Elementary School Educator, Visitor Experience Specialist at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Youth Program Facilitator at the Packard Court Community Center and an International Public Speaker.

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Saladin Allah 
Niagara Falls, NY
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