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Help us raise funds to send youth from at-risk communities to a 30-day Summer Camp 2012 peace building session

The Urban Youth Peace Movement (UYPM) is a new South Bronx non-profit organization, which is committed to empowering youth in at-risk urban communities to become intentional in building peaceful relationships. We began when a group of Mennonites and others came together to address the youth violence issues in our community.

UYPM is sponsoring a 30-day summer camp 2012 peace building session. We have about 200 youth, ages 12 to 17 from the South Bronx and other at-risk neighborhoods, who are excited and ready to go. They will be learning skills that will help them in their own relationships and also develop them as leaders to help other youth deal with confrontation from a peace-building and conflict-resolving approach. UYPM, however, finds itself a bit financial shy of the needed funds, if we are not able to raise additional funds, we will have to limit the number of youth we take each year; which will be a big disappointment to the youth who want to attend – and to their parents who are hoping the camp will help their children avoid the violence and trouble that befalls so many of the youth in NYC’s at-risk neighborhoods.

We are inviting you to join our efforts. It is costing us $2500 dollars per child for the 30 day session ($83 dollars a day). This price covers all their meals, 30 nights in the large lodge, pool time and the lifeguard’s salary, other staffing costs, rafting trips, other incidentals, and a life-changing experience for one child. Many of the youth’s families are able to pay a portion of this fee, but not every family can pay the full amount and some are so financial limited in these hard economic times they cannot contribute much. Every $2500 you donate, will allow us to include another child in this great opportunity. Please consider donating full or partial “scholarships” to help us include all 200 youth.

We can provide you with a receipt for tax-deduction purposes for the full amount of your donation.

Thank you for your consideration,
Amin Laboriel
Fund-raising committee

P.S: Kindly, send Check or Money-Order, in US funds, to:
Urban Youth Peace Movement
344 Brook Avenue
Suite: 2-S
Bronx, New York 10454
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