Burn In Not Out: Youth Empowerment Program & Professional Development Training
This uniquely intentional Youth Empowerment Program & Staff Development Training provides interactive tools and practical strategies that encourage organizations, educators, administrators, and youth-led communities to lead with a higher degree of enthusiasm and authenticity. We provide programming tools and shared mentorship regardless of culture, ethnicity or age group.
Instructor lead sessions will engage learners in building and coding with digital devices to meet mission oriented challenges. Great for beginners and intermediate level coders ages 8 to 25 and beyond. Sessions will require hands on learning with progressive challenges, culminating in a "full build" ultimate robotics challenge featuring participant coded autonomous and radio controlled tasks. Everyone WINS!!! We offer Bootcamp or a multi-week programming. We believe putting digital devices in a learner's hand will help them with conceptual understanding and motivate them to actively engage in our curriculum along with available live feedback during sessions! This program has been funded by the Girls Inc. of Westchester County (ages 8-18) for ROBOWEEK and STEM Summer Camp as well as by the Moreno Valley College TRIO program.
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Safe Speech Creative Writing Sessions is used as a prevention and early intervention therapeutic support group. Like Let's Write Out Loud, it aids with the implementation of the Federal Common Core State Standards focusing on English and Language Arts but also focuses on the mental health stigmas of depression and looks into the connotations of positive and negative lyrics and images of hip-hop music and its influences.
This program has been funded by the Riverside Department of Mental Health via the "Cup of Happy" program at Operation SafeHouse in Riverside, CA. The "Cup of Happy" program offers prevention and early intervention efforts prior to a diagnosis for mental illness, promoting emotional wellness for youth and young adults 16-25. Using our "Safe Speech Creative Writing Sessions", youth learn to express themselves through writing, as a therapeutic processing tool, to gradually ease feelings of emotional trauma.
Get a Taste of the Makerspace! Come Get A Taste of The Makerspace! A creative and tasty artistic space where collaboration and sharing of brilliant ideas in an educational cafe setting will start to brew. These communal casual settings will promote engaging conversations around relatable topics while exploring and creating everyday household or industrial style new projects or improving or rebuilding STEAM or artistic projects that might already exist.
Taste of the Makerspace represents a grassroot movement where all participants feel encouraged to participate in a shared-mentorship model. These conversations and activities will highlight and provide systemic building tools for those that desire fresh connectedness, support, resources, and building new and fresh programmatic habits and cultures.
Taste of the Makerspace is designed to provide students opportunities to identify as Makers.Hosted by The Hamilton Essentials Foundation, Inc.
The role of the remnant of His people throughout scripture, is to be vessels through whom God can work out His plan of redemption in the earth. The remnant is peculiar as they are called from within the fold to faithfully live out the divine nature. Whereas, ministers of the gospel are called out, the remnant of His people are from within. They are obedient witnesses of the holiness of God.
Radicals, if they really are genuinely radical, have a common thread—they actually believe their commitments. This leads to both inspiration for some and isolation for others, but almost always moves to action of some kind. Studying these books year after year with a commitment group of individuals of this kind, from different parts of the world, gives us a chance to identify and analyze the influences hip-hop has on its Christian listeners in the forms of substance abuse, and peer pressure on a biblical, personal, and community level. It also prepares our hearts to learn and prepare for the much anticipated annual Holy Hip-Hop Summits. These bicoastal faith-based summit retreats give individuals, 8-year-olds and their families, an opportunity to participate in a lifetime enriching creative writing experience that includes character building, engaging conversations and biblical and artistic activities that focus on the character and heart of man within those 5 Poetic Books.
The Media Minded Journalism Intern Program allows youth to gain knowledge and work experience in various vocations representing media, like journalism, television and radio. Students gain self-esteem, build social confidence and get involved in community organizing and policy change.
With partners like the Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino, CA and the Carver Community Center in Norwalk, CT, Media Minded uses hip-hop as a tool to bring awareness and problem solving to youth. Media Minded received funding from ASML and the West End Youth Grantmakers, a youth-led philanthropist program where high school aged students participate in the grant selection process.
The Let's Write Out Loud Program aids with the implementation of the Federal Common Core State Standards focusing on English and Language Arts, offering writing and reading exercises, discussions of lyrical structure, crucial thinking activities and publishing opportunities.
The Let's Write Out Loud Program supported the Young Visionaries Youth Academy through the
Pistols 2 Pencils Program, (P2P), in San Bernardino, CA. P2P was funded by the California Endowment and advocated against the issues of gun and gang violence utilizing the basic principles of our program.
Youth Photography Training is a mental health through the arts program that will develop and train youth in several genres of photography to include: Portraiture, Journalism, Editorial Storytelling and Post Processing of digital images. The encouraged creativity is underscored by the introduction of 'Photography-by-the-Numbers' -to infuse STEM opportunities that will allow students to visualize and apply algebra and calculus to make better photographs.
Youth Leadership Board The Hamilton Essentials Youth Leadership Board (YLB) is a bicoastal group of young leaders 8-18, who work together to develop and implement initiatives that promote youth leadership and community engagement. Through various campaigns and events, the YLB aims to empower young people and their families, while providing them with opportunities to develop their skills and make a positive impact and global in their communities.