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JAIA International: The Chibuto Project

May 23, 2014 – May 23, 2014 32 Court Street Map and Directions | Register Description: The Chibuto Project is an 8 week video/skype exchange between girls in NYC & girls in Chibuto, Mozambique Africa. Youth will participate in a creative leadership workshop series called “This Thing Called YOU!” and share their process with the teens from Chibuto. […]

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  • This week we celebrated Dr. King's courage and leadership. It takes a lot of support to create that kind of legacy. This is what JAIA is building EVERY DAY... A LEGACY of LEADERS! Young people who will make positive contributions to society and uplift each other and everyone they come into contact with! JAIA would like to celebrate all of the wonderful supporters who have made it possible for us to raise $5000 for our campaign so far! A Special Shout Out to our donor, Shawn Purvis, who made a lifetime yearly commitment to JAIA YOUth Empowerment! Thank You for believing in us and spending time with us during your NYC visit! We have 8 days left to raise the remaining $5,000 to reach our goal! Can you help us get there? Make A Donation, Spread The Word.. or DO BOTH!!!!! Click here http://igg.me/at/CyAoz-5AwNY

    This week we celebrated Dr. King's courage and leadership. It takes a lot of support to create that kind of legacy. This is what JAIA is building EVERY DAY... A LEGACY of LEADERS! Young people who will make positive contributions to society and uplift each other and everyone they come into contact with!  

JAIA would like to celebrate all of the wonderful supporters who have made it possible for us to raise $5000 for our campaign so far!  A Special Shout Out to our donor,  Shawn Purvis, who made a lifetime yearly commitment to JAIA YOUth Empowerment! Thank You for believing in us and spending time with us during your NYC visit! 
We have 8 days left to raise the remaining $5,000 to reach our goal! 
Can you help us get there? Make A  Donation, Spread The Word.. or DO BOTH!!!!! Click here http://igg.me/at/CyAoz-5AwNY

    January 21

  • Want a miracle, try a smile! See what one of JAIA's Donors, Nancy Napier, shares about the power of smiling...

    I woke up one morning—on one of those delicious mornings when I was able to awaken naturally, without an alarm—and discovered that I was smiling. It was a surprising discovery, as the smile was simply planted on my face and wasn’t going anywhere. As I lay there experiencing its presence, I noticed—a…

    I woke up one morning—on one of those delicious mornings when I was able to awaken naturally, without an alarm—and discovered that I was smiling. It was a surprising discovery, as the smile was simply planted on my face and wasn’t going anywhere. As I lay there experiencing its presence, I noticed—a…

    January 18

  • In honor of MLK Jr Day, I share with you this poem written by an amazing young man, Steven SaintLouis who joined us on our winter retreat. I Am a Work in Progress. I wonder about how much progression I need to be absolutely satisfied. I hear my inner critic taunting and stalking me, but I see nothing besides positivity and an admirable path to success. I want to be accepted no matter the flaws, I Am a Work in Progress. I pretend to convey like I'm a saxophone when in all reality I'm a trumpet. I want to be apart of the movement but to move correlates to constant change and adjustments. I touch things I never intended to put a fingerprint on. I worry I can't do much about things I should be nonchalant about, something deeper tells me occasionally " let me guide you". I understand I'll never be perfect but who doesn't have dust under their rugs? I say live life with no regrets everything in life will be beneficial. I believe in divine identity and knowing yourself. I dream of better days like these past couple of days with JAIA, Which consisted of relaxation, spirituality and comfort. I Am a Work in Progress, I try not to judge but it's become primary instinct provided by the contribution of my friend the inner critic. If it wasn't for Critic I wouldn't be the person I am today. I honor truthfulness, honest and love. I hope I can inherit all of these traits normally into my character trait. I am worthy of moving forward opposed to constantly looking and reflecting on the past. I choose righteousness and justice. I pray the path I choose will be a good one. I Am Absolutely a SELF- LOVING, RESPONSIBLE, Work in Progress... Shared by Steven SaintLouis a.k.a. Responsibility @the JAIA Winter Retreat 2015

    In honor of MLK Jr Day, I share with you this poem written by an amazing young man, Steven SaintLouis who joined us on our winter retreat.

I Am a Work in Progress. 
I wonder about how much progression I need to be absolutely satisfied. 
I hear my inner critic taunting and stalking me, but I see nothing besides positivity and an admirable path to success.
I want to be accepted no matter the flaws, 

I Am a Work in Progress. 
I pretend to convey like I'm a saxophone when in all reality I'm a trumpet. I want to be apart of the movement but to move correlates to constant change and adjustments. I touch things I never intended to put a fingerprint on. 
I worry I can't do much about things I should be nonchalant about, something deeper tells me occasionally " let me guide you". 

I understand I'll never be perfect but who doesn't have dust under their rugs? I say live life with no regrets everything in life will be beneficial. I believe in divine identity and knowing yourself.
I dream of better days like these past couple of days with JAIA, Which consisted of relaxation, spirituality and comfort. 

I Am a Work in Progress, I try not to judge but it's become primary instinct provided by the contribution of my friend the inner critic. 
If it wasn't for Critic I wouldn't be the person I am today. 

I honor truthfulness, honest and love. I hope I can inherit all of these traits normally into my character trait. I am worthy of moving forward opposed to constantly looking and reflecting on the past. I choose righteousness and justice. I pray the path I choose will be a good one. 
I Am Absolutely a SELF- LOVING, RESPONSIBLE, Work in Progress...
           
Shared by Steven SaintLouis a.k.a. Responsibility @the JAIA Winter Retreat 2015

    January 18

  • Couldn't think of a better way to end 2015, and focus within before the next leg of the journey! So we go with Forgiveness leading the way so that we may know our worth in 2016!! So proud of each of these young people who are learning that Peace of mind is an inside job.

    Couldn't think of a better way to end 2015, and focus within before the next leg of the journey! So we go with Forgiveness leading the way so that we may know our worth in 2016!! So proud of each of these young people who are learning that Peace of mind is an inside job.

    January 15

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    January 15