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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:00 PM (EST)


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RE:Raising Kings 2018 Partnership

Dear Community Partner,

One Village Alliance and the Brandywine School District will present the 6th Annual Raising Kings Conference, honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we look at where we are today as a nation, it’s clear that mere social gatherings are not enough. Raising Kings is a year-round, high impact opportunity that kicks off during National Mentoring Month to connect our highest needs youth with positive male mentors, role models and fathers. With your help, we can continue to raise the next generation of Dr. King-like leadership and empower our children to begin living "the Dream"!

The time is now! Recently, the C.D.C. division that investigates the aftermath of disaster, came to Wilmington to explore a public health issue claiming the lives of young black males: gun violence. “Our investigation was not focused on the mechanism of injury, but rather the opportunities to intervene on more root causes of violence such as prior exposure to violence, family disruption and limited educational attainment.” Courtney Lenard, CDC Epidemic Intelligence The New York Times. Disproportionately high recurrent violence, trauma, substance use and mental health issues among our children devastate entire families throughout the nation. We must change these outcomes in Delaware... We have no choice!

pWilmington consistently ranks in the top five most violent cities in the country.

pDuring this record breaking 2017, 176 shooting victims have been reported. All but 7 were African American males…

p85% of African American youth in Wilmington are growing up without an adult male in the home.

p87% of incarcerated black males report being raised in a fatherless home.

pDelaware has the highest prison population per capita in the entire world.  87% nonviolent offenders incarcerated are black males.

pIn just one year, 4,303 juveniles were arrested in DE. 71.8% were African-American.

pLast school year (2015-16) the DOE reports 49,629 school suspensions (17,258 different students). 123 were expelled.

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” Dr. Martin Luther Kings

Dr. King's legacy commands that we come together as a beloved community and act now! Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the prominent image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. Our impact continues year-round beginning in January with Raising Kings Week. Join more than 600 men, boys and community members for a full week of inspiring narratives, thought provoking presentations, and courageous conversations. Our goal is to secure 130 new mentor commitments and the financial resources to support this initiative year-round in schools and community sites including Ferris School for Boys.

Please review the enclosed “Partnership Impact Form” to make a 100% tax-deductible contribution or designate your United Way donation to One Village Alliance #12569. You may also contact us directly to discuss other meaningful ways you might lend your time and talent to support our work. We look forward to hearing from you very soon!

Together WE are “the village”.

Mr. Dorrell Green, RK Committee Chair, Delaware Department of Education

Office:  855-YOUTH-ED (968-8433)

Mr. Garry Johnson, RK Committee Co-Chair, One Village Alliance

Mobile:  215-200-1715

Have questions about 2018 RAISING KINGS PARTNERSHIP PACKAGE ? Contact One Village Alliance


Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:00 PM (EST)

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Growing youth into their true greatness through education, entrepreneurship and the arts. It truly does take a whole village to raise a child... Together, WE are "the village"!  

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