This past Saturday, March 18th, 2017, we hosted our Nonprofit of the Month Youth ALIVE! at our Dimond retail store on Fruitvale Avenue.
The Youth ALIVE! reps were enthusiatic and energized to tell all of the Dimond district passers-by about their efforts in the Teens on Target program – a program of Youth ALIVE! primarily focused on violence prevention in youth groups. The group for four students from Castlemont High School, lead by their group leaders Hisham and Alex, were engaging with Oaklandish shoppers for the better part for four hours throughout the afternoon.
The four students, pictured in the above group photo, all go to school in an area of Oakland that is directly affected by street violence. They have volunteered their time to Teens on Target with the goal of positively affecting their communities and simultaneously spending time in a responsible manner instead of other more troublesome ways that youth in their neighborhood are often susceptible to. Titus, Gabriel, Marshawn and Andres are shining examples of how Youth ALIVE’s efforts have a direct impact in Oakland.
We thank everyone who came by 349 Fruitvale to support Oaklandish and Youth ALIVE! this past weekend. 10% of the day’s proceeds went directly to Youth ALIVE!