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HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL, WITH SUPPORT FROM KELLOGG’S, ASSOCIATED FOOD STORES, “THE PEOPLE’S SHARK” DAYMOND JOHN, POWER 105.1, AND 105 DAYS OF SUMMER LAUNCH A 100 MILLION-DOLLAR BUILDING FUND CAMPAIGN TO CONSTRUCT YOUTH CENTERS AND FUND PROGRAMS THAT ADDRESS RACIAL & SOCIAL EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND GUN & GANG VIOLENCE
Initiatives To Improve Public Safety In The 30 Most Violent Cities In America Will Be Implemented Through The 7 E’S 4 Power And The Hip-Hop and Daymond on Demand Project (HADD)
Private/Public Partnerships With Fortune One-Thousand Companies, Government Agencies, Politicians and Celebrities Will Help Fund Each Project, While Also Closing The Race Wealth Gap Between The Rich and People Of Color
New York, NY, August 12, 2022—In our ongoing effort to use the power of Entrepreneurship to address Racial and Social Equity, Poverty, Literacy, and Gun & Gang Violence the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC) has partnered with “The People’s Shark” Daymond John, Power 105.1, 105 Days of Summer, Kellogg’s and Associated Food Stores to help raise 100 million-dollars to fund programs and build several Hip-Hip Education and Performing Art Centers (HE-PAC) in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. In addition, special programs including the 7 E’s 4 Power, the 12 Doors of Life & Death and the Hip-Hop and Daymond on Demand project (HADD) will be set up in the top 30 most violent cities in America to reduce gun shootings, homicides, and gang violence.
Even with Covid-19 on the decline, crime continues to rise nationwide. With all the gridlock and broken promises in Washington, “Concerned Citizens” can no longer wait for the government to improve Public Safety and the quality of life in their community. New innovative initiatives must be implemented and by using the Power of Entrepreneurship we can reduce poverty, unemployment, crime, gun and gang violence. HADD teaches participants how to start, scale and build a successful business so they can become financially independent. The David N. Dinkins School For Community Service, located in Queens, and IMI Studios in Manhattan will be used as a base for this unique Private/Public Partnership because when 1.2 million students dropout of school annually we definitely have a problem with our Public School system because academic failure leads to a life of crime.
The HHSYC recently partnered with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development to coordinate the 6th annual Young Sharks Program. The “Shark Tank style” competition was a huge success as participants created a business model to address Gun Violence Prevention. About 80 participants received a scholarship for the “Daymond on Demand” Digital Business Curriculum, which was created by Mr. John to empower individuals with the resources and knowledge to build a successful business.
Five thousand dollars was divided amongst the first, second and third place winners, who presented their socially responsible business plan to a panel of judges. The three winners will also meet Mr. John to discuss their plan, mentorship and future opportunities. This is how we will use the influence of entrepreneurship to achieve “Racial and Social Equity”, reduce poverty and end gun and gang violence.
“Through the grit and grind of entrepreneurship, which I do know a little something about, we can end poverty, close the race wealth gap, achieve racial and social equity and make America bigger and better for all citizens. After 21 years of serving communities here at home and abroad the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council is prepared to take on this monumental task and I’m here once again to help them empower those living in poor and marginalized communities with the tools for success,” said “The People’s Shark” Daymond John.
“Let’s look at the four R’s that have held America back from greatness. RACISM; the failure of RECONSTRUCTION and REPARATIONS to Blacks; and uncollected REVENUE by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Our tax system favors the wealthy and corporations and as a result, the poor and middle class don’t have enough resources to address the real needs of the community,” ended Charles Fisher, Founder, Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council.
“This will not be an easy task, and we are calling on corporate America for support because someone has to meet the challenges that our government is unable to fulfill. The stakes are too high for us to turn a blind eye to the failure and murders of our students, youth and young adults,” said Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council.
“As an educator, I know that children and young adults have been overexposed to violence via films, music, television, social media, websites and videogames. Art imitates life, which is why we must use our celebrities to teach the difference between the two. I’m looking forward to working with the Fortune 1000 companies so we can solve a host of problems that prevent our children from succeeding, and America from being a better nation,” stated Dr. Leslie Grace, Fundraising and Special Projects Consultant, Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council.
“Over the years we have learned that celebrities have a lot of influence over students and their Star Power can get them to do things that parents and teachers cannot. That’s why it’s so important for us to find celebrities willing to work with students to end gun and gang violence,” ended The “Fitness Sheriff,” Program Director, Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council.
For additional information contact Randy Fisher at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To donate to the 100 Million Dollar Building Fund Campaign click the link: https://hhsyc.org/Donate.html.
To visit the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council click: www.hhsyc.org.
A Very Special Thanks to: Kellogg’s, Associated Food Stores, Power 105.1, 105 Days of Summer, and “The People’s Shark” Daymond John.
Shoutout to: Leroy B. Adams II, IMI Studios and Ahmad Quazi, Jr., Bruce Jackson, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft and Author of “Never Far From Home,” and Joan Stanley-Duvenay, Principal, David N. Dinkins School For Community Service.
To watch the HE-PAC presentation see below: