Revitalizing Youth Art Exhibition

$200 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 35 months
Revitalizing Youth Inc, is hosting it's first annual children's art exhibition. We are looking forward to holding this event at the Chicago South Shore cultural center, sometime next year in the Fall of 2016.

Revitalizing Youth  Inc, was created in February of 2016 with the intent of uplifting the poorer communities within the Chicago area. The goal of Revitalizing Youth, is to become a Youth Center within the Chicago area. We are looking to house the Youth Center in the South Shore community.

Currently, Revitalizing Youth Inc is offering a arts program to the Chicago Public Schools. We are offering classes such as our five-week mini mural workshops, as well as our tap dance classes with master tap dancer Jimmy Payne, Jr. At the beginning of February 2016, we will also be offering photography lessons to the students within city schools.

The arts, are being taken out of the schools. And, RYI would like to make up for this by creating a facility that will allow the youngsters, to excel in activities that aren't offered within the communities.

Skills related to Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Media, African American History, Education, and Job Skills will be implemented. The ultimate goal, is to assist all parties within the African American family.

During the last few months, RYI has linked up with hundreds of artists across the country, and several artists are willing to  help support this exhibition by creating beautiful paintings that will be auctioned during this event. 

During this exhibition, we will be celebrating several African American greats. All were born here in the Chicago area, and each individual did many great things in their lives.

Revitalizing Youth Inc. will use this event to celebrate their achievements, with hopes of inspiring the children whom are participating in the exhibition.

The children whom create art during the after school programs, will showcase their work also. We will showcase several pieces, and those will be auctioned to raise funds for the youth facility.

The goal is to secure a location within the next two years. This event, will allow others to learn more about Revitalizing Youth, introduce emerging or unknown artists to the community, as well as inspiring the youth with visual arts. 

There will be live music, and vendors whom are looking to introduce their products to new consumers. It will be an amazing event, and definitely a night to remember. I would love to see you there! 

If you are interested in contributing, or donating in any form contact me now. If you are a interested vendor, please do the same.

I will post updates on RYI's progress, and thanks so much for your continued support! Please do link to our Facebook Page, and follow our progress on this exhibition.

Tina Payne 

 Revitalizing Youth Inc
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I'm happy to announce that, two of the donors have received their gifts bags!

I received a note from one, stating that they had given their goodies to two little ones whom lived nearby.
Due to not having their own children.

How sweet is that?

Thanks for the update Micheal! :)

And, Jounda sent me a photo of hers, and I must share!

Thanks so much for your continued support you guys!!
Photo By: Jounda Strong
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Thanks to all of you whom have donated to this campaign!

The individuals whom contributed $25 or more, have their gifts bags on their way! :)

My little people enjoyed helping me get them sent out.

Revitalizing Youth Inc, young staff members sending off packages!! :)
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We're getting there :)

Thank You, to all whom have donated so far!

Please do tell your friends and family, about this important campaign.
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Hey everyone!

XMI now has a gift bag, for those of you whom donate $25 or more for this go fund me campaign!!

Follow this link to purchase yours!

XMI Gift Bag
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$200 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 35 months
Created December 26, 2015
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Keenie McCoy
33 months ago (Offline Donation)

A gift from your sister :)

Angela Edwards
33 months ago

Donating on behalf of the Battle-Scar Free Movement. You're doing a PHENOMENAL job in the community, Tina! I'm honored to support the vision and mission.

Michael Forde
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Adoremi Teez, L.L.C
34 months ago

Sha from Adoremi Teez , L.L.C. believes that the youth will make positive changes for us all! Youth Rocks!

Kwesi J
34 months ago

Love what you're doing & I wish you, your org & all who are involved much success.

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