LIFE Camp is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in South Jamaica, Queens. We protect our community through outreach, intervention, and engagement. We provide youth and families that have been impacted by violence the valuable tools they need to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system.
In the area LIFE Camp targets, we’ve seen an elimination of gun violence.
Over the past few weeks, there has been a steep increase in shootings in Southeast Queens -- all outside our target area. We believe that the solutions to ending violence live with our communities: all of us coming together.
Our first community created solution in an immediate 3-month plan responding to the recent escalation of violence in Southeast Queens.
Immediate 3-Month Program Solutions: Southeast Queens
Expanding Our Reach to Stop the Shootings
Interruption: Hire 20 more credible community messengers for the next 3 months.
Uniforms + Supplies: Equip our violence intervention street teams to keep them safe + recognizable.
Neighborhood Communication Campaign: Shifting the ways our community responds to violence.
Therapeutic Services: Extending hours for the PeaceMobile: our mobile crisis and therapeutic unit.
Police + Community Relations: Provide solutions to strained relationship between our communities and local police precincts.
Building Networks: Empowering local organizations, businesses and influencers in Queens to help us co-produce public safety.
Evaluation: Conducting a process evaluation tom app processes, inform scale and invest in data systems and structures.
COST: $250,000 [$60,000 already raised]
Emergency At-Risk Youth Fellowship
After the recent escalation of violence, our street teams have identified 20 young people directly impacted by the recent shootings who have the potential to positively shift the culture of violence. Help us launch this urgent fellowship which will provide:
Fellowship: Stipend for 20 young people to participate.
Therapeutic and Wellness Services: provide services that will begin the process of healing traumas.
Mentorship: Provide one-on-one mentors for each of these young folks.
Job/Entrepreneurship Training: Provide vocational training, business development skills and networking opportunities.
Job Placement + Business Development : Support these young people towards sustainable employment or launching their own business.
Southeast Queens has an immediate need. We cannot achieve this plan without your support. These are different ways you can get involved.
We need to raise $407,260 to fund these two projects. Want to join a matching program or have other fundraising ideas? Email email@example.com.
We need training spaces, gas cards, metrocards, miles, uniforms, meals, etc. Let us know what you can offer.
We need skilled professionals willing to donate their time. Social workers, therapists, Marketing + Public Relations services, Graphic Design services, Date Systems and Evaluation, DJs, artists, etc.
We need your skills + your time. Fill out our volunteer form and a team member will reach out. We need mentors for our Emergency At-Risk Fellowship program, speakers and facilitators, and volunteers to canvass + support events.
SPREAD THE MESSAGE #ALLIN4PEACE
Do you have a large base? We need you to galvanize their support for LIFE Camp. Together, we need to be #ALLIN4PEACE
Create a video and upload it to your platforms
Answer the question: Why do we need to be all in for peace?
Tag @LIFECAMPINC and share our project donation link: https://www.peaceisalifestyle.com/donate
POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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