As we flow into the Holiday Season, we keep in mind those in our communities who, without our help, would not be able to enjoy this time of the year as they should. Which is without worry of what they will receive, without concern of what they lack, and without the pressures of wanting to do more for their families while lacking the means to do so. The 2019 Cora L. Rice/ PG Police Department Christmas Party successfully brought joy and a bit of relief to families who fall further under the stresses of this season than we should see. Together we can continue to put a smile on the faces of those in our community who are often forgotten and ignored. So long as we can do something about this we will.
End the violence 2019
This year's End the Violence essay contest was a great success. We reached out to High Schools, HBCUs and Prison Systems nationwide and received an overwhelming number of responses. We are pleased to announce this year's winners!
HIGH SCHOOL: FIRST PLACE MAYA GINYARD Washington DC
HBCU: FIRST PLACE GARREN WALKER Fort Valley State U, Georgia
INCARCERATED YOUTH: FIRST PLACE JOHNNY HERNANDEZ
SECOND PLACE ISAAC BROWN
THIRD PLACE PIERRE REESE
INCARCERATED ADULTS: FIRST PLACE TYLER MICHAEL WATSON-OHIO
SECOND PLACE SHIAN GARNER OKLAHOMA
THIRD PLACE MORRIS JORDAN OHIO
You are more than welcome to read their entries at the links provided below.
We received so many entries with valuable and important ideas about ending the horrific violence in our community that we selected 13 entries for a special
HONORABLE MENTION with a cash award of $50 each.
Honorable Mentions include: Quaran Hamm, Sabrina Kessee, Charles Davis, Roderick Robinson, Ramon Gray, Ed Bryant, Darren Taylor, Raymond Staples, Kiara Dunford, Ronald Ayers, Lewis Brown, Tajay Richards, Tommie Wiley, Ronald Epps and Brandon Caesar.
To read select quotes from these entries select here.
WE THANK EACH AND EVERYONE
WHO SHARED THEIR IDEAS
TO START THE CONVERSATION
FIND ANSWERS AND TAKE ACTION
TO END THE PANDEMIC VIOLENCE PLAGUING OUR COMMUNITES
UBF showcases family focused initiatives that provide parents with tools for raising children; that encourage neighborhood education and recreation activity to guide and direct youth. Our programs help serve critical needs of targeted populations; we help promote community based problem solving.
UBF provides programs that enrich our youth's talents, promote learning, family unity, and wholesome safe neighborhood activities. Many of our programs are youth focused and after-school activity based. We work to keep our kids off the streets, away from violence, and engaged in activities that will develop long-term positive behaviors for their family and community. Let's work together to help our community.
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