Greetings & Blessings,
Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by. The Queen Rosette Pierre’s Creative Arts Center & Museum is a S.T.E.A.M. youth program (named in honor of our mother) that promotes the arts while simultaneously creating entrepreneurs. Our program will produce a healthy lifestyle both mentally and physically, thus avoiding the school-to-prison pipeline and producing more productive, life-loving, tax-paying citizens in our country. The ultimate goal is to produce future authors, filmmakers, artists, and art collectors/dealers, as well as professional culinary artists. The three-month program will be a supplement to the local school's C.O.R.E. curriculum (English language arts, math, science, and social studies), however, we're going to include the game of chess, and more.
The endgame will be the reduction of two critical aspects that are destroying young students future at success:
1) Students going into the school-to-prison pipeline
2) The rise of youth suicide, specifically black youth
We're anticipating many sponsors, and celebrities jumping aboard our mentorship to enhance our community program—smooth sailing! Go ahead and Pitch in and share the good news! All contributions are tax-deductable, under Courage To Believe Int'l, our nonprofit 501(c)3, status.
We have plenty of gorgeous paintings, statues, and books that were brought and donated, which are ready to be displayed. Also, we have the staff and volunteers, however, we MUST have a building to take things to the next level. Your contributions will be helpful in making a dream come true for 60 students each school year!
The program is also an alternative to both school and internal suspension during school hours. We've decided to expand our current C2B Chess Club & Youth Mentoring program to support more students in the Metro-Atlanta and Haiti in a creative way. We'll be implementing the CREATIVE ARTS, CULINARY ARTS, SCIENCE, REAL HISTORY, AND MATH together to achieve our goals. Our teaching strategy makes education more purposeful, relatable, and more importantly—FUN! Our methods of teaching make it easier for the students to retain, recite, and apply the education. The truth is, children learn better when it’s fun.
S.T.E.AM. Subjects And More:
- Homework Assistance
- Food (Culinary Arts)
- Real History
- Life Skills
- Performing Arts
- Art (creating, marketing, and selling art)
- Science and Mathematics
- Physical & Mental Health
- Film Production (Pre & Post)
- Graphic Design
Who: The Courage to Believe International, Inc. has been working with at-risk (at-promise) youth since 2008 (officially, but since 1999 unofficially). All students, ages 9 to 18, are welcomed to join. Also, the same applies to teachers and volunteers with over 20 years of experience.
Why: Our goal is to continue reducing the suicide rate amongst black children under the age of 18 and circumventing the school-to-prison pipeline. We need your help in raising the capital to purchase a building (look below) and supplies for the art center.
How: C2B Chess Club & Youth Mentoring Program is a part of Rosette Pierre’s Creative Arts Classroom. We'll also help with homework in person and virtually.
Where: In Metro-Atlanta and Cap-Haïtien, Haiti (Acul-du-Nord. Piyat). Also, providing virtual assistance and education to the students.
When: Starts in the Fall of 2021/Spring 2022
History: C2B was created after our first Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel in 2014. (Our 6th annual event was on Oct. 17th, 2020 - see below.)
About the Visionary:
Kevin “King” Dorival is an African-Haitian author, international activist, filmmaker, and art collector. He enjoys family time, art collecting, and studying the mysteries of history. Mr. Dorival has already published three books; The Courage to Believe: Never Give Up, Keep Moving Forward, The Winner In The Mirror, and 7 Types of Queens Kings Desire. He also owns a full-service cleaning company in Atlanta.
- Vanessa Slaton
- Shana Coleman
- Bridget Rigdon
- DARLINE STUART
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