Monday, June 9, 2008

Soul Fixin'

In the midst of the violence that has besieged Philadelphia and earned it the nickname 'Killadelphia,' STAY TRUE came to life. STAY TRUE "is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia dedicated to offering under-privileged, at-risk youth the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to become powerful agents of social/political change in their communities." Philadelphia school teacher Nir Saar started the organization because he was "struck by the utter helplessness my students expressed about the socioeconomic conditions they faced each day. While the students yearned for progress and change, they did not have the information, skills, or confidence needed to become actively engaged in a process of social advancement. These observations have led to the founding of STAY TRUE, an organization truly inspired by those students who, despite their environments, have decided to dedicate their lives to helping others." Check out the STAY TRUE site, if you can make a donation please do so.