Thursday, November 20, 2014

10 Rules for Young Black Males to Survive A Stop By Police; HelpFund Reading Academies for Young Black Males; Take A Young Black Man ToWorship; Khalil's Way - By Black Men for Black Boys

Making Progress; Moving Forward!
10 Rules of Survival
Giving Tuesday
Take A Young Black Man To Worship
Khalil's Way

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10 Rules of Survival When A Young Black Man Is Stopped by the Police in America
The Dare To Be King Project founder David Miller created a flyer with 10 Rules of Survival If Stopped By Police that has went viral. The Dare To Be King Project inspires, supports and strengthens organizations that provide services to boys of color. With the death of Ferguson, MO unarmed teen Mike Brown, and hundreds more young Black men this year, many are looking for answers and ways to end these senseless killing at the hands of officers.

Click Here to Learn More About Dare to Be King
Dear Friend of The Black Star Project,

We are grateful for your support for all the work you do to help children and make sure they receive a quality education. I am excited to tell you that there is an upcoming opportunity for you to do even more good for the community!

On December 2, we're joining an international day to celebrate generosity, Giving Tuesday! This is a day dedicated to giving back to our communities, celebrating donors, and supporting organizations that are important in improving their communities.

With your help, we'll raise funds to support our new Reading Academy for Black males! This new program has been so popular that we haven't been able to accept every student who needs our help. Therefore, we need to expand.

Our goal is to raise $5000 to buy more books and reading materials, hire more instructors, and teach more students!
A couple weeks ago, I introduced you to one of our students in the Reading Academy. Students like Jason still need your support!
Wondering how you can be a part of Giving Tuesday?
  • Invest in our children on Giving Tuesday! On December 2, visit our online donation page to make a gift! Just look for the orange DONATE NOW buttons.
  • Help us get the word out! and the hashtag #GivingTuesday.
  • Read to a young student on December 2, 2014.
We don't want to turn away students from our programs because of lack of funding. We want to make sure every child is an excellent reader! With your support, we can make this a reality! Teach children to read on Giving Tuesday!


Phillip Jackson
Executive Director

P.S. Do you have questions? Please visit our website to learn more. CLICK HERE.
Click Here to invest in teaching Black boys to read well.
Take A Young Black Man
To Worship
Sunday, November 23, 2014
In Your City, at Your Place of Worship
This past election cycle, many White elected officials were invited into Black churches across America. Now we are asking those same Black churches to invite young Black men to come worship with them. Please call 773.285.9600 to register your place of worship and to get a registration kit for "Take A Young Black Man To Worship!"
Click Here to See Greg Wilkerson Invite Young Black Men Into His Church and Challenge Other Churches To Do the Same!
Click Here to register your place of worship for Take A Young Black Man To Worship
Khalil's Way - Written by David Miller and Illsurtated by Jerry Craft. A book written and illustrated by Black men for Black boys.
Khalil's Way is an exciting series of books for youth ages 9-13. The second edition in the Khalil's Way series will be in stores in June 2014.
Khalil's Way was inspired by the thousands of children who shared traumatic stories about being bullied in classrooms, locker rooms, and at bus stops, and countless other places.
Khalil is an 11-year-old boy who lives in a tough neighborhood and is the victim of a school bully. Khalil is an amazing chess player but struggles to make friends. He's not the coolest kid you'll ever meet, plus his mom and dad split up after their family lost everything during Hurricane Katrina.
As parents, educators and concerned citizens, we believe that youth deserve to live in a society where they feel safe, secure, accepted and valued. This means that adults must create schools, playgrounds and other spaces where children are free of teasing, name-calling, harassment, threats and all forms of violence and intimidation.

Click Here to Purchase Khalil's Way
Attend a
Community Organizing Training
facilitated by
Midwest Academy
The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Agenda includes:
Understanding Relations of Power in Organizing
Turning Problems into Issues
Effective Strategy Development
Please call 773.285.9600 for more information or to RSVP for this free training.
Now Hiring!!!
School Bus Drivers in all areas!
The Black Star Project
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois

to learn about becoming a school bus driver with Illinois Central School Bus Company

You must be safety minded, have a clean driving record and background, be 21 years old, and pass D.O.T. physical and drug test.

Please call 773.285.9600 for more information or to RSVP.

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