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2020, a year where everything changed for so many people, especially an entire race. 2020, was a year where America saw the true power and destruction behind people's eyes, a year where everyone got together to make an absolute change to cultural issues that people of color have had to endure for thousands of years.
The true chapter of this era began with the death of a Black American, by the name of George Floyd. George Floyd was brutally murdered on camera for millions of people to see. The incident began in a store where he was accused of having a fake twenty dollar bill, cops were called and Mr. Floyd, was apprehended by the police, which then turned a simple situation into a catastrophe, where a police officer’s knee would be on Mr. Floyd’s neck, for almost ten minutes, which prevented him from breathing. As a result of this Mr. Floyd, would be taken to a local hospital where he would later be pronounced deceased.
This incident provoked chaos around the world, and mobilized the true power of different groups of people who had decided enough was enough. Here at Take Trips MES (TTMES), we are true believers that we all can be part of change, one just has to decide if it will be positive change or negative change. This incident was a great example of why we as a society must be vigilant with being proactive rather than reactive.
Many issues and concerns have developed from this one incident that had laid dormant for several centuries, and now many communities can no longer just ignore because to continue to ignore will allow external groups to get in and do severe damage. We humbly ask you to work with TTMES to address these issues with our youth, especially youth of color who are most affected by the egregious behavior of many police officers, tainted politicians, and groups who spread hateful messages. We need you to donate and give to support us in how we advocate for justice no matter the color of one’s skin.
Click the donate button below and donate to educate rather than incarcerate.
What an exciting conversation we all had with Ms. Parsons. Youth were able to ask questions, learn more about her books, and her iconic show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Thank you all for your participation and continue to help us, help at risk and reentry youth of color.
Take Trips MES (Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually), based in Ossining, NY, 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.
Healing the hurt of detained and incarcerated youth of color once they transition back into society is not an easy task. This population is often in need of clothing, accessories, and other wearable items to maintain their freedom.
These items might be spare to you, but are essential to them obtaining and sustaining employment as they increase their productivity rate in their communities and beyond. The items that you donate will allow them to succeed. The donated items should go to the address listed below. Thank you for your kind generosity!
Please mail or deliver clean and boxed items to 135 South Highland Ave. 3B4, Ossining, NY 10562.
*Take Trips MES is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization. EIN number is 85-0840436, we are a tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.
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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!