Nanice Ellis

Unique "At Risk Youth" Mentoring Program is Canceled!

Poor and disadvantaged youths need your help now!

In January of 2008 in Monroe, Louisiana a youth mentoring program was terminated; effecting over 108 at-risk youths and their families. This unique and extremely effective mentoring program was helping poor and disadvantaged youths succeed in school and society; its abrupt bureaucratic cancellation has devastated the community.

Mentor, Coordinator and Youth Program Creator and Facilitator, Christopher Handy is shocked; "After 6 years of hard work and dedication to creating a successful mentoring program that aided at-risk youths in challenging areas to succeed, I am devastated by its cancellation; due only to misguided budget cuts. Thanks to this program, dozens and dozens young people were making a change in their lives, furthering their education and contributing positively to the community. It is beyond me, why such a successful program would be canceled."

This very special mentoring program provided youths with the tools for success; demonstrating higher academics, lower dropout rates and a greater ability to work together as a community. Within three months of the termination of this program, many of the youths have become hopeless, while many others have begun to skip school, violate curfews, turn to violence and even commit crimes. These youths are desperately seeking a better way of life but without proper guidance through an effective mentoring program, they are vulnerable to an environment that perpetuates violence, crime and lack of education. While this unique program matched youths with volunteers from the community for a one on one relationship, bimonthly workshops were given on various subjects such as; education, personal hygiene, anti-violence, anger management, employment preparation, cultural enrichment, social etiquette and community beautification.

Rev. Chris Handy single"handedly" made a huge difference in his community; now he needs your help! Here is your chance to help Rev. Chris Handy, so that he can help the Youth of Monroe, Louisiana.

Donations needed for:

lease a building or space large enough to hold workshops and seminars. Equipment; such as a digital projector, laptop computer, life skills material, visual aids to combat smoking, drugs, teen age pregnancy, and STDs. Funding to bring in top notch Empowerment Educators.

Go to to make your donation of $5.00 - $10.00 - $15.00 - $20.00 - $100.00 or more.

You may contact:

Rev. Christopher Handy P.O. Box 7514 Monroe, LA. 71211

Or by e-mail at or call him at 318-280-6110 to offer your help in other ways. All help is extremely appreciated.

We can change the world one child at a time. Here's your chance to join us to make a difference in the world.

Leave No child Behind. Your Help is desperately needed!

Be the difference you want to see in the world! Begin now!

In grace & gratitude,

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