I can't Wait To See What The Future Holds For Wedgewood
First, I want to thank Columbus Alive for writing an amazing story and having me on their cover on April 5th, 2018. I’m so honored, but this is only the beginning. Our team at MY Project USA have been working very hard to bring new programs and activities for Wedgewood. “Can Wedgewood Village rebound from a violent 2017?” A great question asked by Columbus Alive and I say of course. We are already seeing progress and change. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.
This article was followed by the March For Our Lives in Columbus. I showed an interest in organizing youth against gun violence. Sister Zerqa Abid, Executive Director and Founder of MY Project USA has been such an amazing mentor and she took me to all the planning meetings and introduced me to other activists/youth leaders in the community. I ended up organizing the student walk out at my high school l and later joined the organizers of March For Our Lives. The best part of the experience was meeting new amazing people and speaking at the march. Now, more than ever, I am focusing on more important programs and initiatives. I am super grateful that the rest of the team at MY Project USA is supporting me every step of the way.
MY Project USA-Dayton Chapter is also starting this initvie in the underserved and crime-ridden neighborhood in Dayton, OH. Please join us at our First Annual Dinner at Dayton on Sunday, April 21st, 2018.
Our hard work inputting programs in the Wedgewood community has been making such a difference and so could you!
To protect and empower little children and youth in our neighborhoods, we have collaborated with the Boy Scouts of America, Wedgewood Middle School, Eakin Elementary School, Wedgewood Management, and many other organizations that help us in different ways. Currently, we serve about 125 kids every week through our programs.
By donating some of your time to MY Project USA, you could help end the cycle of never ending negativity that plagues the community and be a part of something greater! Our programs give youth in the community a safe space to go after school, to get the help they may not find else where. We are working to produce a good generation of youth that are envolved in the future of their community and will not fall victim to drug abuse and gang activity. We offer many programs through out the week and could use your help when you can! You can volunteer as a Reading Buddy or as Tutor at our Reading Warriors program held every Tuesday. You can also mentor as a Big Sister or Big Brother at one of our middle or elementary school programs! Please check out these great opportunities on weekdays. High School & College Students are preferred but all are welcome.
Our programs provide after school homework help, educational activities, reading program, scouting meetings and youth leadership meetings for students grades 3rd and up. Without our programs, many of these children would have no place to go. We make sure that these kids get the food and the tutoring help that they need to thrive and to do well in school.
We need more volunteers to give more attention to each child in the program. Please sign up to help as much as possible.
We have partnered with the Legal Aid, Columbus Police Division, Shalom Zone of Greater Hilltop Area, United Way of Central Ohio and many other organizations and agencies to bring the needed programs to the parents on weekly basis.
But organizing these weekly programs are costly. We have to pay for the custodian, interpreters, food for the parents that come directly from their work, and for the program coordinator salary.
We need your help with food. Please sign up to provide cooked meals and dessert. Your donations can help us empower these parents and save their children from drugs and gangs.
Drinks & Desserts could be dropped ahead of time at MY Deah's. Rice would need to be dropped at 777 Wedgewood Dr. Columbus, 43228, between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm.
Sharing Our Blessings with Refugees, Orphans & Needy
Food | Housing | Education | Employment
Sunday | June 10th, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Dublin Rec. Center | 5600 Post Rd. Dublin, OH 43017
Join us for the 3rd Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner to support Orphans, Refugees and Needy in Columbus. This year we are opening it to more interfaith community members. Our interfaith guests will share the experience of Ramadan and fast breaking with their Muslim neighbors, co-workers, and friends while supporting the less fortunate youth and families in the community.
Babysitting Available On Site For $10 Per Child - $25 Maximum per Family
The Proceeds of this event will help us provide food, shelter, education and employment to youth and families in under-served communities.
MY Project USA- Dayton chapter is looking for a part-time Outreach coordinator and Executive Assistant for their Dayton office.
The Community Outreach Coordinator (COC) works directly under the supervision of the Executive Director. This individual is responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships through community outreach activities. They reach out to Dayton Muslim organizations, social services and other agencies to build relationship through social events and mutual community services projects. This individual also develops sponsorship/business arrangements and relationships with businesses, individuals, schools and other organizations interested in collaborating with MY Project USA in addressing drugs, gangs, family violence, gun violence and other issues by protecting and empowering youth and families in the underserved, refugee and immigrant communities.