Monday, November 10, 2014

Our Children Need Your Support

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Dear Friend of Black Children,

There are many reasons to become a member of The Black Star Project, but today I only want to tell you about two of them.
Let me introduce you to Jason, one of our Saturday University students. Jason is 6 years old and is learning to read. He was having a little trouble, so his father enrolled him in our new Reading Academy. Here he is, in the lower right-hand corner, hard at work with a couple of his classmates and his instructor, Mr. Baron Rush.

I'm writing to you today because Jason needs your help. I know you don't know Jason very well, but let me ask you:
  • Do you believe it's important that he learns to be an excellent reader?
  • Do you think it's important for him to be able to find opportunities for employment and growth when he grows up?
  • Do you believe he needs and deserves positive role models?
  • Do you think his community should be involved in his education and help him succeed?
If you answered yes to these questions, you know that Jason is in the right program with The Black Star Project. But we can't do this work without your support.

Please become a member of The Black Star Project and make a difference in the lives of children like Jason. Give today and you can help us help even more children. Without caring people like you on our side, The Black Star Project would not exist.

Let me introduce you to another of our students. Javonnie is a bit older than Jason, and was part of our YouthTech mentor program. Before we met Javonnie, he had dropped out of high school after the first day. After we mentored him during this past summer, he went back to school and is working on his high school diploma.

One of Javonnie's fellow mentees told us, "I might be locked up right now to be truthful without Black Star. I would be doing things that could get me in big trouble." Without people like you supporting this young man, his prediction may have come true.
You can help these young people!
Please become a member today for only $50 a year!
Support a student like Javonnie for only $10 a month!
Help a student like Jason learn to read for only $100 this holiday season!
To help our students even more, spread the word!
Forward this email to your friends and family!
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Tell your colleagues about our work!
Encourage everyone to donate!
They can help too!
Please invest in a child today! Just click the DONATE NOW button to make a difference!
You may also donate by sending a check payable to:
The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive, Suite 2B
Chicago, IL 60653

Please call our office at
773-285-9600 if you have any questions. The Black Star Project is a 501(c)3 organization and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. We appreciate you! Thank you for your support!
Phillip Jackson
Executive Director
The Black Star Project
P.S. A gift of $100 will help provide books and supplies for our new Reading Academy and Math Boot Camp for Black males! Our children need your support!

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