Through the test of fire and brimstone, The Trayvon Martin Foundation has been ordained to be a voice of reason in the face of unavoidable social change. When faced with such a high calling the first question that must be answered is “What legacy does God want us to leave behind?
We are beholden to act now for our ancestors, children and future to find a way to make this world a better place to live. We must bring about positive results by creating solutions and not just talk about what should be done. My goals as president will be to provide noticeable results that support youth, parental guidance and social skills without reinventing the wheel.
It will be important to act with conviction, reality and truth regarding core issues without judgment of race, sex, color creed, or national origin. We will not allow our mind to be seared by systemic greed, selfishness or lack of respect for each other. We will facilitate the law of love with the gift of compassion even when broken by discouragement.
A popular proverb says “To whom much is given, much is required” therefore, what have you been given to help change the world? If it involves children, parental guidance or education, I ask that you partner with us or contribute to our cause to make a difference. The time to act is now.
The Trayvon Martin Foundation seeks to develop and maintain a violence-prevention network aimed at reducing incidences of violence among minority families and communities. Violence is a serious social problem in America.
In 2012, an estimated 14,827 persons were murdered in the 4.7 murders per 100,000 people. United States. This was a 1.1 percent increase from the 2011 estimate, a rate of 9.4 for every 100,000 people. Violent crime short of murder is also a frequent occurrence in this country. Homicide is the No. 1 cause of death for black men 15-24 years old and 2nd leading for Hispanic 18-24.
Another disturbing fact is that a large percentage of Hispanic homicide victims are young. The FBI data shows that 41 percent of Hispanic homicide victims in 2011 were age 24 and younger. In comparison, 40 percent of black homicide victims and 22 percent of white homicide victims fell in that age group.
Substance abuse by youth is also a matter of urgent national concern. Recent statistics from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse reveal that alcohol and drug use among youth ages 12 to 17 increased. The rate of current hallucinogens and marijuana use among youths aged 12 to 17 increased.
The needs documented at the global and national level parallel those at the local and community level in Miami. Miami Gardens is a high risk environment for juvenile violence, crime and drug use.
This city’s violent crime rate was higher than the violent crime rate in Florida by 77.64% and is also the highest incidence of shooting deaths among black males in the 15-19 age group in the State of Florida. Miami Gardens ranks a close 3rd nationally.
Y.E.S TEEN SUMMIT
This conference is structured to unite teens with national leaders to create solutions for issues that plague them.
About Y.E.S Led by a distinguished collection of college & high school students, the 2 day YES conference is expected to draw more than 1,500 students per day.
The students will be challenged to develop solutions based upon existing concerns. This will be accomplished by a structured panel discussion each morning and afternoon that teaches the youth how to create solutions. The youth will then break into groups with a specific task to create a solution based upon a topic.
Entertainment, interactive technology and scavenger hunt will be onsite to keep them engaged.
Admission is free, however each youth must have a ticket to enter. Survey results from the conference will be given to Arne Duncan Secretary of Education, educators, title Sponsor and used by the TMF for social change.
This impactful event is an ideal opportunity to reach a young, intelligent audience committed to finding solution. It also provides the Presenting Sponsor the exclusive opportunity to showcase a product or service during the event, develop new customer prospects and show the world your commitment to youth.
Presenting National Youth Sponsor…………………..…..………$75,000
•Prominent sponsor recognition on all event-related marketing & promotional collateral: save the date, invitations, flyers, e-mails and posters.
•Sponsor listing on all at-event signage and in the event program.
•Sponsor recognition and link from the event page on the web site.
•Company name mentioned in all media advertising: print, online and radio (see attached media reach)
•Sponsor advertisement in event program
•Opportunity to display products, services or company marketing materials
•2- Minute promotional message from stage prior to dinner
•2 Full page ads in conference program
•Banners at event (2 banners 8ft with prominent view)
•Logo and product information placed on all tables
•Logo placement on all TMF websites
•Logo placement on step and repeat for photo opportunities
•Product dropped in swag bag to be handed to each youth
Program & Bag …………………………………………………........……..……………$1500
Donations welcome thank you
For more assistance please call me Troy E. Wright 786-504-4235 or Troy@Trayvonmartinfoundation.org
IT’S A WIN WIN.
Sponsoring the Trayvon Martin Foundation Youth Empowerment & Solutions Conference provides you the unique opportunity to connect with American youth, to build brand awareness and show your company’s support of an important cause: Youth social problems!
Each segment will address a different key issue and provide an engaging way for you to “wow” youth, the public and investors with your involvement. Feel good about supporting our local and national youth as they unite to create solutions for changing the perception and reality of how youth live. This will be an unforgettable conference.
WE’LL FIND A PERFECT FIT.
Looking for the opportunity to become a part of one of the most impactful youth events of the year? To put your company name in front of thousands of sophisticated young people? Want to show your employees and investors your dedication to our youth?
Consider a sponsorship at the TMF Youth Empowerment & Solutions Conference.
More in the mood for an intimate networking opportunity? Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience to make a big impression? Learn more about sponsoring CHARITY AUCTION DINNER.
If you want to provide food, transportation or accommodations for those who cannot afford it. Reward our children and be an example of philanthropy. Associate your name with the necessity of life and receive recognition when you sponsor. SILVER
To sponsor or support please click here Troy@Trayvonmartinfoundation.org or call 786-504-4235
Breakfast: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Event Start: 9:00 am
Event End: 3:00 pm
Location: Deauville Beach Resort Miami
Address: 6701 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33141
Cost: Free for all students (Only invited adults or sponsors will be allowed). Sorry.
One of the goals of The Trayvon Martin Foundation (TMF) is to provide education opportunities to inn-city youth. This is accomplished by establishing partnerships with community, state, and private college’s. In addition, The Foundation will provide scholarships, mentoring, financial literacy, and parenting assistance.
The Trayvon Martin Foundation's ongoing quality assurance process and driven approach is specific to help define and attain our goals. An analyst is used to tests and tweak the process of development, curriculum, and effectiveness to develop ways to improve overall quality. It is a highly detail-oriented system that translates into excellent communication.
From the time a person gets involved with the Foundation, they are welcomed as a part of the Trayvon Martin family. The Foundation will create measures that provide the child and parent with a clear direction/guidance for action steps that will lead towards success.
The Trayvon Martin Foundation proposes to create violence prevention projects. The overall purpose of the project are to decrease the incidence of violence, alcohol and other drug abuse in African-American and Hispanic families residing within South Florida through the provision of specific prevention and intervention program activities.
Violence is a serious social problem in America. In 2012, an estimated 14,827 persons were murdered in the 4.7 murders per 100,000 people. United States. This was a 1.1 percent increase from the 2011 estimate, a rate of 9.4 for every 100,000 people. Violent crime short of murder is also a frequent occurrence in this country. In 2013 an estimated 1,163,146 violent crimes occurred nationwide serious nonfatal violent victimizations- rapes, personal robberies, and aggravated assaults - occurred in 2013, a rate an estimated 367.9 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants according to the FBI.
Violence falls most heavily on ethnic minority males and occurs often in urban areas. Homicide is the No. 1 cause of death for black men 15-24 years old and 2nd leading for Hispanic 18-24. Another disturbing fact is that a large percentage of Hispanic homicide victims are young. The FBI data shows that 41 percent of Hispanic homicide victims in 2011 were age 24 and younger. In comparison, 40 percent of black homicide victims and 22 percent of white homicide victims fell in that age group.
Alcohol and other drug related violence is also a major issue. Substance abuse by youth is a matter of urgent national concern. Recent statistics from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse reveal that alcohol and drug use among youth ages 12 to 17 increased. The rate of current hallucinogens and marijuana use among youths aged 12 to 17 increased.
The needs documented at the global and national level parallel those at the local and community level in South Florida. Miami Gardens is a high risk environment for juvenile violence, crime and drug use. This city’s violent crime rate was higher than the violent crime rate in Florida by 77.64% and is also the highest incidence of shooting deaths among black males in the 15-19 age group in the State of Florida.
Multiple risk factors have been identified as placing youth at risk for committing violent crimes. These interrelated risk factors which are associated with intergenerational poverty, unemployment, homelessness, school problems and drop-outs, domestic violence, child abuse, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, delinquency and crime, are evident in the targeted community.
Our goal is to make a differance and change these staggering numbers by (1) improving academic performance; (2) prevent violent acts among youth; (3) improve cultural pride and bi-cultural understanding of youth; and (4) improve knowledge of careers and services for families.
With your support we can and will accomplish our goals.
Troy E. Wright
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Trayvon Martin Foundation
(Located on the campus of
Florida Memorial University)
15800 NW 42nd Ave
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054