Monthly Funding Needed: $1,999.96
“This program offers students real opportunities to advance financially, but money is never the real problem. Every individual that we’ve ever impacted is currently -or has been a victim of some kind of pain. Financial resources to help them heal are a very much-needed piece of the puzzle if they are to ever truly experience life’s possibilities.” -Kevin McKinnie
Self-Help For Youth & Families Living in Poverty
We are incredibly fortunate to be in a position to create a work force for homeless youth and youth living in poverty, as a results of the endless WOW factors and benefits of Writing for the Soul Workshop™.
Members of our Street Team are given 20 copies of Life Inside The Ring: This Thing Called Life published by our writing program for start-up at no charge. At $12.99 per copy to customers, that’s an earnings of over $250. After that, they are able to purchase more books at cost, earning an average profit of $6.92 per unit. This program empowers students financially, while stimulating the local economy when they purchase the things they need in life. We connect each member of our team with MENTOR.org where mentors help them learn how to create a business plan.
“…I firmly believe that progress changes conscious, and when you change people’s consciousness, then their awareness of what is possible changes as well–a virtuous circle. So it’s important that the word goes out, that people realize what’s working. That where there’s been creative cooperation coupled with a communication view of our future, we’re seeing real success.” -Bill Clinton
This Thing Called Life: Life Inside The Ring
Life doesn’t pull any punches. From your first breath to your last, there are no “time outs” or “practice runs”; life just goes, hit after hit. Although our children live in the best country in the world, generational poverty, single parent homes, addiction and violence impact one in every four children. One out of every 6 children will be impacted by at least three traumatic events in childhood, which we now know will have long-term mental and physical health impacts.
In the short-term, these tough environments mean shorter attention spans, behavioral issues, and “acting out” in an educational environment driven by “zero tolerance policies” that push our kids onto the ropes, and into a life on the streets or worse. We have to do better for our future. Life Inside The Ring is the first release in the This Thing Called Life series.
The stories in Life Inside The Ring were collected from students accessing Writing for the Soul Workshop™ participain some of the most impoverished and violent neighborhoods in Arkansas and Texas. Using a trauma informed approach, our writing program helped the writers to get what was on the inside …out. For some of them, it started the healing process as a result. A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes to support Kingdom Boxing & Youth Outreach.
Sponsor our students living in poverty. Your donation of $499.99 creates direct economic opportunities that promotes self-reliance for four youth and their families living in poverty.
Get a free customized Life Inside The Ring T-Shirt when you sponsor our program! On the back of the T-Shirt, we’ll list you as a proud sponsor. Includes your website! We’ll also add customized labels to the book cover in honor of you, your church, business or loved one if you like.
Simply complete the Contact Form below so that one of our Program Coordinators can assist you with your tax-deductible contribution.