In life experience is just as important as education. If you have certain life experiences as a child it opens you up to unlimited possibilities in life. Children need to be exposed to different options to see what is available for them in life.

That is exactly what #SaveOurStreets and The James D. Thomas Foundation are trying to provide for you in the Capital District. They have started a fresh perspective youth mentorship program, a program that focuses on learning and goal building.

Part of the program is establishing pen pals with a similar mentoring program in Queens, NY. They are trying to raise money via gofund to send the kids on the 3 hour trip to meet their Queen's pen pals. Here are the details on the intitiative

The purpose of this is to raise money for our Fresh Perspective Youth Mentorship Program
which is a collaboration between #SaveOurStreets and The James D Thomas Foundation. Our after school Mentorship program focuses on learning and goal building. Part of our program is a pen Pal initiative which is a collaboration with the Reading 4 Smiles program located in Queens NY.

Our Pen Pal Program focuses on youth communication through letter writing and a virtual class in which we log in every Wednesday for the youth to take a class with each other and engage in learning and relationship building. Our goal is to take the youth here on a road trip to NYC to meet their new classmates and engage in a day of fun and learning, site seeing and activities. The money raised will go to transportation of the youth and feeding our wonderful group of amazing kids. All donations are appreciated.

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