Yesterday’s eagerly awaited trip to #Wakanda by way of the oh so on-point Bel Air Luxury Cinema-thanks Johny Thomas & his team- compliments of the #DetroitBlackPantherChallenge #JustBecause –was Extraordinary!
Following the lead of that marvelous millennial Frederick Joseph- who inspired at least 300 #BlackPantherChallenges around the WORLD - generous donors, Mer Oliver, Randa Davis, Stacey Travis, my DPSCD colleagues and I; we were able to build stronger bonds with our students, parents and the community.
We truly thank you for your support, well wishes, DONATIONS, shares and encouragement. Very little in life is ever achieved by the thoughts or actions of any one person.
We thank you for the donations after the goal was exceeded and the trip to #Wakanda completed. Donations made hereafter, will be forwarded to the emerging journalist club at Western International directed by Jessica Care Moore and Daeja Giles.
For now, this Detroit #BlackPantherChallenge torch that was lit by #FrederickJoseph, of New York, is being passed to other efforts to load up buses & get ALL our kids to #Wakanda.
Alright now Jemele Hill- with your power packed posse who is taking 900 Detroit kids/ 20+ buses to #Wakanda next Wednesday- Let's GO #DetroitBlackPantherFieldTrip !!!! #Winning
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A detailed breakdown of how donations were used will be posted later this week
There are some amazing people in this world- and Metro Detroiters are among the best- WE THANK YOU for showing the kids they matter!!!
#GOAL ACHIEVED in 19 days!! FINAL HEAD COUNT 160 KIDS-4BUSES OFF TO WAKANDA on TUESDAY!
Are you excited about seeing the Superhero said to be a brilliant tactician, strategist, scientist, tracker and a Master of all forms of unarmed combat, take to the big screen and defeat the bad guy?
How about one even better? Sponsor a child! Your $8 donation will help Pay-it-Forward for a Detroit Youth to attend a VIP screening of Marvel's " Black Panther" movie on February 20 @ 11am.
Once at the VIP screening to be held at the Bel-Air Luxury Cinema in Detroit, thanks to your donations, our kids will be treated to pop, popcorn, admission to the hottest movie in town, a keepsake & the inpirational card from all of you!! Your donations are treating some of the most dedicated & committed young people in our city, #JustBecause!
The Bel-Air Luxury Cinema holds 1,200 occupants and although this campaign WAS for 120 Detroit Youth-- we will buy as many tickets as we have sponsors!
We celebrate the arts, we celebrate our youth and we celebrate you for caring enough to brighten a child's day-#JustBecause!
Frederick Joseph of New York, we accept the #BlackPantherChallenge!
CHALLENGE GOAL EXCEEDED-THANK YOU!
Please contact us if you know of a group or family that would love to join us on February 20th!!!!!!
For additional information or questions please contact:
A special thank you to Stacey Travis
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