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Youth Prison Prevention Program
The Youth Prison Prevention Program was created by Brotha’s Keepa to give an in-your-face view of real prison life and in an attempt to defuse its glamorization by taking busloads of children to the West Tennessee State Prison in Henning, TN and the Mark Luttrell Women’s facility in Memphis. To date, over 600 boys and girls ages 8 through 17 have been impacted by the trips, having had the opportunity to interview inmates and see what prison life really is about.
The way Brotha’s Keepa sees it, the country’s prison system is designed to keep Black men down. Too much money is made in the private sector from locking up young Black men and women. A certain segment wants to keep young Black men locked up – and to help in this plan is the promotion of rap music lyrics and videos which promote violent behavior that usually ends up with more and more of our young Black men incarcerated. The more we understand this, the better we are as a people. “You’ve got to understand the unseen hand,” offers Brittenum, “the people behind the power are the ones who want to keep us down as a race.
Summer Youth Theatre Camps
To give youth something to do during the summer months and give them an outlet for their natural creativity and talent, Brotha’s Keepa operates a Summer Youth Theatre Camp. For more information about the 2006 Summer Youth Theatre Camp, call 901.859.4051.
Every Sunday and for each holiday, Brotha’s Keepa assists Brother Powwah and Sister Phu’cha with their program, Feedin’ Folks, to feed the homeless and less fortunate. They collect donations from companies and individuals and donate time to distributing both cooked foods and fresh fruits and vegetables to disadvantaged people in their communities. Part of the philosophy behind this initiative is their dedication to truly being their “brother’s keepers” and additionally they share the belief that sometimes “you have to feed folks to reach folks.” For more information and to find out how to help, call 901.859.4051.
Brotha’s Keepa conducts annual coat drives to make sure both children and adults are better protected against the elements in the winter months. For information on the next coat drive or on how you can donate coats and other outerwear or participate in other ways, call 901.859.4051
Make a Donation to “The People’s Fund”
It is the belief of Brotha’s Keepa that we should look out for and be responsible for our own. In light of this, we receive no government or corporate funding as they may attempt to compromise or reposition our mission. If you would like to support the causes we’ve outlined above, please do so by making a donation. All donations are accepted. We thank you in advance for “helping us help us”.
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