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Celebration for at-risk students in Los Angeles
Sentinel News Service
Â EDUCATION... is the Power & MUSIC...is the Universal Language!Â
Renee Smith, President of the "Stay in School - Empower the Youth - The American Dream" Organization presents a celebration for at-risk students in Los Angeles, California on June 4th, 2010.Â The event is also supported by Congresswoman Maxine Waters, California Assemblyman Warren Furutani, Project Accountability, California Assemblyman Mike Davis, the Los Angeles Police Department, the NBA Players' Association and Pastor Marvis Davis, President of the Southern California Baptist Ministers' Conference.
The Celebration is to help combat gang affiliation, prevent school bullying, motivate and reward at-risk youth for staying in school and striving to achieve academic improvement by building good study habits.Â Â We will also acknowledge and reward (with trophies) three students from each participating school for attendance, outstanding academic achievement and the most academically improved student.Â The Event will be held at:
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Crenshaw Christian Center Auditorium
Â Â Â Â Â Â 7901 S. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Between the hours of 10:00 A.M. â€“ 1:00 P.M.
The program is free and tickets will be distributed to Los Angeles County Public Schools and Churches.Â The program will include speeches from politicians, community leaders and others.
Â The "Stay in School - Empower the Youth - The American Dream" Organization and the Los Angeles Police Department with Officer Adam Moore have sponsored many "Stay in School" assemblies for at-risk students, featuring 2 Krayze throughout Los Angeles.
"Stay in School - Empower the Youth - The American Dream" speaks to the youth about staying in school, academic excellence, the importance of setting goals, self-esteem,Â staying away from drugs & alcohol, spiritual enrichment, honoring your parents and respecting yourself and others. The organization also highlights the importance of the Community, especially the youth, building a trusting relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Renee started the "Stay in School - Empower the Youth - The American Dream" movement targeting schools throughout the United States because a high percentage of inner-city youth are dropping out of school at an alarmingly high rate. Dropouts are much more likely than their peers who graduate to be unemployed.Â Â Â They also have a much higher percentage of living in poverty, receiving public assistance, selling drugs, being incarcerated and homeless.
Her vision is fusing education with popular music, film and emphasizing the importance of education, self esteem and going to college.Â The objective is to motivate young people and encourage them to think "Yes you can achieve whatever dreams you believe".Â The objective is to help create a positive mind-set for young people, to help them find solutions to their problems, to strengthen their communities and work together towards "Economic Success".Â EDUCATION... is the Power & MUSIC...is the Universal Language!
2 Krayze is a young entertainer with positive messages and is utilizing his academic, musical and creative acumen to focus on diverse concepts of reaching the youth.Â He is a Disney Incubator Artist and was a national NBA "Reading to Achieve" representative.Â 2 Krayze was a special guest and sat on the panel of the "Young, Gifted & Black Forum" at the CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION'S 33rd and 36th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. with Reverend Jesse Jackson and other dignitaries.
2 Krayze's video and CD was forwarded to the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.Â The Speaker reviewed his musical/lyrical productions and forwarded copies of 2 Krayze's work to both the White House and the Department of Education.Â His album was number 7 on the Billboard Album Rap Chart and number 21 on the Billboard Album Hip Hop & R&B chart.