Every program should begin with a plan. For those reaching out to urban and inner city neighborhoods, a specific marketing and outreach campaign must be identified, written down, followed, and evaluated. MRMR provides step-by-step assistance to help organization develop a multi-pronged approach in conducting local marketing and outreach to youth and families. We provide the best practices in the field to make sure the plan is specific to the target audience and community, includes innovative ideas that ultimately work.
This book represents my passion for inner city neighborhood and community outreach. This very simple collection are story lines that touched my life through my various city and street campaigns for youth and families. The cries for help, hunger and happiness are so close but yet so far.
It is my thought that each reader will un- derstand what is written and begin to Build, Empower, Discipline and Love our youth, families, neighborhoods and communities. Each poem can be used as a storyline, a workshop, seminar, chat session to mentor, advocate and campaign in schools, churches and youth and family groups.
The streets are real and the stories within them are true.
A complete 16 week training manual and youth program guide designed for young ladies ages 11-21. The PURPLE program can be formatted to take place in two sessions of eight weeks each. This is done by laying the groundwork over the first eight weeks to be followed up with more advanced lessons in the following eight weeks.This will allow for participants to complete the course at a different time as well.
Ms. Washington-Shinn is available as a motivational speaker and Life Coaching sessions for a variety of audiences and addresses multiple topics of concern. These include speeches for non-profits, churches and community organizations; government agencies; and directly to the youth and families in need of inspiration, development and training.
Provide effective approaches to build capacity for neighborhood improvement organizations. Help community and neighborhood organizations, both non-profit and local government, learn to “think outside of the box” with regards to methods for building a base of clients and support.
Provide plans for how to create, build, or remodel extra rooms or buildings available in the neighborhood into safe locations available to youth after school or during the weekend for programs focused on education, entrepreneurial skills, and just plain having fun and building healthy relationships.
Provide training on how to conduct effective outreach within the target community through door-to–door and, street–by-street efforts. This training is most effective for organizations with an existing presence in the neighborhood or those seeking to build a presence. Training can be done for groups or individuals. The training will also include how to enhance communication skills among the business owners and neighbors they serve.
To enhance the effectiveness of these outreach efforts, a survey will be provided to help gauge the willingness, eagerness and passion to serve from the individuals or groups chosen to conduct the outreach. This will help ensure maximum results and effective staff and/or volunteer management.
My Rules, My Reality is available to help existing organization identify effective programs to help the youth and families in the neighborhoods they serve. The company can then help develop an implementation plan for the program that will create maximum impact based on the thoughts and visions of the organizations.