Page 33

FELISHA: You continue to surprise me with each answer. I think people are quick to point the blame when sitting back a parent I am trying...the teachers seem to care...must be the government. I am enjoying the refreshing answers...they expose areas I have not even began to tap into. Eldorado tell our readers about your program and its framework...what the children will gain, how other children can join, how to volunteer, and what are the major donations needed for PYBSMP. You can also share your events up until September 30th ELDORADO: Positive Young Brothers and Sisters or (PYB&S) is a revolutionary mentoring program specifically designed for young inner-city men and women in grades 5 - 8 that focuses on issues pertinent to their lives such as mental and physical abuse, broken families, negative peer pressure, bullying, lack of motivation for self and school, unhealthy relationships, and much much more. We operate from January to June and we primarily meet every other Saturday from 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Our schedule looks something like this: 8:45 - 9:45 - Breakfast / Warm-Up 9:45 - 10:30 - Math / Writing / Reading / Tutoring 10:30 - 11:15 - Math / Writing / Reading / Tutoring 11:15 - 12:00 - Drama / Technology / Art / Culinary 12:00 - 12:45 - Conscious Conversation 12:45 - 1:30 - Athletics / Games 1:30 - 1:45 - Lunch / Dismissal We are a strictly grassroots organization, meaning that we raise all funds on are own and we are not governed by a board of directors. We facilitate activities as well as the schedule and we have been graciously hosted by the McGivney Community Center and it's staff. Our mentoring program resumes in January, however if a parent is interested in having their child attend the mentoring program, they can fill out an application. All application request can be sent to Also, if you would like to become a mentor with the PYB&S mentoring program, applications are available upon request at The next fundraising event, which will be our 2nd Annual PYB&S Co-Ed Kickball Tournament, will take place on September 15th at Beardsley Park in Bridgeport, CT. The tournament is open to all participants over the age of 21 and it sure to be a good time. Sponsors are welcomed. The price per player is $30 and with this you will receive food, drinks, and a T -shirt. The rest of the money will go toward expenses and the PYB&S Mentoring Program. For more information, contact Eldorado Anderson at 2035208229 For more information on the Positive Young Brothers & Sisters Mentoring Program, you can visit our website at

FELISHA: Aint nothing like a good ol' kickball game. I can remember being picked 3nd over kickball rival Felicia Bendolph and Jennifer Dunbar... still I was proud to be 3rd on a team of mostly boys...I think I am going to have to sit out that game but put my daughter in my place. (LAUGHS) Eldorado I am so thankful to have been able to have this chat with you. The knowledge you share on our youth and the violence in our urban neighborhood was enlightening and I am in hopes that this article will reach the right person/s where more change will come and PYB&S will get the recognition and maybe volunteers and donations it deserves. Our youth are our future parents, corporate America, Politicians, Doctors and Lawyers and educators. If not steered in the positive direction we will see less minorities in such positions ...less in our black colleges and more in the prison systems and streets. So readers please do not take this interview and Eldorado's views and program lightly. Thanks Eldorado, this will not be our last encounter...see you on the field...September 15th 2012. ELDORADO: Thank you for your time and love. See you soon...

complimentary Urban Grapevine Magazine  
complimentary Urban Grapevine Magazine