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Find Your Voice Here.

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Our new normal has forced our youth to "function in dysfunction" with no road map, blueprint, or GPS to guide them through. Our programs gives young people an opportunity to exercise their right to freedom of speech and self expression. We promote facilitated discussions that give young people the space and support they need to develop a full identity, realize their self-worth, and find their voice in an increasingly complicated world. We all have inherent value as human beings, and no one person's value is more or less than anyone else's. Our young people are learning to "function in dysfunction' and it is our goal to mobilize our youth, their peers and families to work towards positive change.

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a seat at the table

Similar to the Red Table Talk made famous by Will and Jada Smith, A Seat At The Table offers candid discussions about the most uncomfortable social dilemmas and other issues affecting youth today.  Join our next discussion.

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Burden of Brutality

A fascinating conversation about the affects unjust and racially motivated mistreatment of minorities by law enforcement are having on our youth. Listen to what they are feeling as they navigate through life trying not to become the next victim. Parents also discussed how these often traumatic events have altered how they prepare their children for the world.

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Upcoming Events

  • Music As Culture
    Coming Fall 2021
    Coming Fall 2021
    Talk show series looks at how music functions within the culture and the purpose it serves. Guests and youth will explore music and language, music and cultural attitudes, music and economics, and music and religion.
  • Speak Your Truth - Tough Conversations
    Oct 27, 2021, 7:00 PM EDT
    An open and honest discussion on ways to break down barriers in communication between parents and their teenage children. This session will discuss tools, rules, and resources to aid in creating better channels of communicating about difficult subjects.
  • A Seat At The Table - I'm Not Your Superwoman
    May 06, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    A facilitated discussion on the humanization and preservation of black women and girls in the midst of ingrained racism (Misogynoir).
  • A Seat At The Table: Burden of Brutality
    Apr 22, 2021, 7:00 PM EDT
    An open and honest discussion about the affects and emotional responses young people have resulting from interactions with law enforcement officials. This is a safe space for youth to express their feelings concerning police relations with people of color.
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Resources and links

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The wellness app that takes you on a journey to self love. Develop simple habits and learn to maintain perspective so you can get to a better place.

An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Shift the perceptions of youth by combating illiteracy, isolation, alienation, and silence, creating a global movement of brave new voices.

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You don't have to be brave all of the time- just at the right time. That time is now!

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Hear Our Voices

Hear Our Voices helps our youth develop and amplify their voices through various non-partisan , non violent platforms. We offer youth "A Seat at the Table", a platform where young people have the opportunity to engage in thought provoking conversations with leaders in our community on relevant topics such as police brutality, racial disparities, history (civil rights), and other current events. Youth are also able to express themselves through visual arts, writing, music and other creative means. Hear Our Voices ensures young people are able to speak freely for themselves and convey their thoughts and emotions about the issues that they are facing.

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