In order to postively inspire the young men in the Platinum Minds program, I felt it necessary to provide them with stories of their history, which provides self esteem, culture and a framework from which to positively connect to their fullest potential. I would like to create short videos from chapters of the book that I can post on the website so the scholars in the program and other students can begin to see a different narrative of themselves and rise to the occassion in excellence.
This project will help us assist students with low self-esteem and a failing sense of value with hope. When students feel good about themselves, respected and hopeful, they do better academically.
Our mission is to collaborate with other community organizations to assist academically motivated young boys from environmentally challenged neighborhoods with achieving their full academic potential and becoming leaders in their communities to effect positive change.