The From Pistols 2 Pencils Project is holding an orientation, open enrollment and discussion with parents, students, the community and leaders on the opportunity to make social changes on anti-gang and gun violence in the city of San Bernardino on October 23, 2009 at Young Visionaries, 1616 N. “D” Street, San Bernardino beginning at 7:00 p.m.
This orientation is open to all high school students living in the San Bernardino area and is a free program.
Students that attend the orientations and enroll in this project will:
· Attend an annual youth violence prevention/intervention leaders training retreat
· Help establish a youth and parent violence prevention council
· Attend community organizing and advocacy training with Congregations Organized for
Prophet Engagement (C.O.P.E.)
· Attend creative writing workshops through The Let’s Write Out Loud Program
· Have an opportunity to assume leadership roles by making a significant contribution to the project and make money
· Development a Pistols 2 Pencils on-line newsletter, a public television talk show, create youtube’s and commercials, as well as participate in showcases, radio shows and concerts focusing on the effects of gun and gang violence in their community while offering positive alternatives Young Visionaries Youth Organizer, Monette Miles is recruiting youth alone with Young Visionaries CEO Terrance Stone and the San Bernardino Countywide Gangs and Drugs Task Force Coordinator Kimberly Epps.
“This project will empower youth through skill building and training to be local leaders.”
Terrance Stone noted, “This is an important issue that needs to be on the minds of everyone-youth, parents, politicians, you name it.”
Don’t miss this life changing opportunity for your community and for the youth that live in it!