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"I Am Determined, The Choice is Mine". "I am Determined, The Choice is Mine" is a campaign that we believe will bring positive awareness, not only to the children, but also to the parents and even adults who don't have children. We are losing our future and we need to fight to save it. It takes all of us to take a stand and help our children. We have to let them know that they have a choice, a better choice to make. We all need to be 'Determined' in order to succeed.
Beginning in mid October of 2009, we piloted a program called "The Journal Project-Our Stories". We took at risk teens from Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx and teamed them up with Senior Citizens at the Pelham Parkway Nursing Home in the Bronx. The objective to this program is to preserve a generation of our history and to help increase interest in literacy by storytelling (and re-telling) of relevant topics told through relevant mechanism. We will pass along "our stories" through this intergenerational project. The benefits that participants will have are to show how "times have changed" and yet how times have "remained the same" through the eyes of our elders. Also, to have these stories captured by appropriate peer groups to re-tell to their peers, thereby completing the circle of literacy (story telling and then re-telling). In the beginning the teens seemed to not show interest. A few weeks after the program they began to see the sensitive side and learned more than they expected from the seniors that were visited and even the seniors in their neighborhood. With your help, we are hoping to begin this program in many more schools starting in NYC.
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OR Via US Mail - Make Check Payable to "Determined To Educate, Inc." then send to Determined To Educate, Inc. P.O Box 2918, New York, NY 10008