Welcome to Take Trips MES
Take Trips MES (Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually) was established in 2019 to bring awareness to the aftercare struggles of incarcerated youth of color. This population is not receiving real opportunities to excel when they are released from the incarceration system; Take Trips MES wants to change this. We want our youth to be equipped with tools that will allow them to make better decisions, and do the required work to be productive citizens. Our organization is designed to decrease the recidivism rate and increase the productivity rate.
Take Trips MES, will work tirelessly to reduce the recidivism rate of incarcerated and detention youth of color once they are released from the system; to provide them with adequate aftercare services.
Aftercare services are vital for youth of color transitioning back into their communities from the incarceration and detention system. Click the DONATE NOW button to help Take Trips MES facilitate the necessary aftercare work for our youth to heal their hurt!
Take Trips MES is forging new connections, as we look into doing a small in-person fundraiser in November. We have a commitment from Tracey Cameron, the owner of K & L Event Studio to provide the venue.
We're feeling inspired by the work of local artist Nichole Washington, which is currently on view at First Village Coffee in Ossining, NY.
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Take Trips MES structures a new adventure with Mr. Green, of MEG Advisors
This week our Founder and CEO Barbara King and Business Manager Anna Adler had the pleasure of connecting with Eric Green, of Meg Advisors, in his West Harlem office! Eric is a certified tax preparer, former DJ/music producer, and has his own personal history of overcoming incarceration.
We talked about what aftercare for our youth could and should look like, as well as the possibility of sharing office space, and creating a community hub to connect with youth of color in the neighborhood and beyond.
Life without the possibility of parole or the death penalty tells you your fate as an inmate, but now inmates are worried about Covid-19 another possible death sentence without due process.
Inmate #—— reached out to our organization to ask for help because he has recently tested positive for Covid-19. He is on a zone with 56 other inmates and they have all tested positive with know safety measures in place by the individuals that are in positions of authority.
I empathized with him as he said “I have kids, I don’t want to die in here.” He said he was not given a life sentence by the courts but if they don’t get control of the situation with them passing it back and forth to each other because there are limited masks and no room for social distancing it would be some deaths soon.
When does the rehabilitation process begin? Is this justice?
We have to do better with the prison system.
Click the button below to help provide masks and protect them from being exposed to contamination!