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Please contribute funds to the Cool Youth Center arts programming so we can continue to give our students the best advantage.

Dear Family and Friends.
The Cool Youth Center is an after school study, tutoring and activities program. The after school program runs Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
During the course of the year George Powell, Director, and Emma Peck- Block, Americorps Promise Fellow, plan and implement programming for high school students based on their academic school needs and their interests and passions outside of the classroom.
When the students arrive at 2:30 we engage them in programming that has been specifically created for them. From 5-6 p.m. volunteer tutors are brought in to help with schoolwork. Then, from 6-7 p.m. the center provides dinner for the students, and finally, from 7-8 p.m we offer enrichment programs before we drive the students to their homes. Last year during this final hour students focused on words as a means of self expression;  we placed specific emphasis on poetry and spoken word. We hope to continue to develop this theme by taking our students to hear Maya Angelou speak at the State Theater October 23, 2012.
We would appreciate your contribution of funds to help support the arts programming for our students. With your help we can raise enough money to take our students to hear Dr. Maya Angelou speak, and then to bring Sarah Kay, the spoken word artist from TEDX, who will develop workshops at our site for the enrichment of our students.
 
Sincerely,
 
George and Emma
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