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I run a project called Youth Day Productions in which I teach technology literacy and multi media productions to youth in session of 3 months at a time year round. I'm having trouble getting funding…Continue

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Donate $25 and get an "I celebrate the talents of the youth" mug.

Donate $50 and get an "I celebrate the talents of the youth" banner.

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Name of the Organization
Youth Day Project
Contact Person
Sabir Abdussabur
Job Title
President
Contact phone
(203) 747-8971
E-mail
sabirabdussabur.ydp@gmail.com
Website
http://www.youthdayproject.wix.com/main
Interest
Early Childhood, Youth, Education, Arts
Description Interest
In 2006, the City of New Haven re-joined a growing dilemma in American inner cities – Urban Gun Violence. At the time, community leaders, elected officials and law enforcement were caught off-guard as incidents involving gun crimes and young Black males grew at steady rates. In the mists of these tragic events and crisis, Sabir Abdussabur, 12 years of age at the time old, was already in training as a Junior Instructor for CTRIBAT Institute for Social Development Inc. Sabir has been known as a “boots on the ground” youth advocate. Sabir got his start in media and film production though the CTRIBAT’s Gateway to National Prominence a media youth program that was partnered by City of New Haven, The New Haven Public Library, The New Haven Police Department, Yale University, Sea TV, and SCSU. As a youth apprentice for Sea TV, Sabir received direct instruction from Executive Producer Chip Croft and volunteer college students from SCSU. The activities of GNP as it is known, included partnering with the City of New Haven Office of Cultural Affairs in 2007 which afforded GNP students to tour the live film set of Indiana Jones, shot on Yale’s Campus.

It was clear from the first day that Sabir was an “all or nothing person.” His roots begin with his home schooling until the eighth grade where his personality and thirst for achievement transformed the youth culture of Amistad Academy Middle School. During his first year at the school, he cofounded TYR (The Youth Revolution) with four eighth grade students including himself: Dorothy Follins, Alexzander Moore, and Willis Marina. Being founded in January 2008, by the end of the school year in June the organization expanded from 4 to 40+ students ranging from grade five to eight developing a mentoring program that encouraged scholarship through arts and media.

Upon arrival to high school, Sabir be acquainted with and began to work with one of the cofounders of TYR's high school development, Mariah Ortiz. Together they developed a curriculum for a high school after school program at AAECHS (Amistad Academy Elm City High School), now known as AFAHS (Achievement First Amistad High School), and began implementing it with 20 students from October of 2009 till June of 2010, working additionally with a spoken word of Yale University known as WORD. The following year, Sabir took a bigger step with the organization in three parts: expanding the organization, creating a scholastically recognizable program, and creating a public annual event.

In the summer of 2009 while attending the summer Fawakih Arabic Institute in Fishers, Indiana he created a facebook account and quickly connected with members of Firm Entertainment, and entertainment group of Houston, Texas. Once connected he put in motion the creation of Youth Day 2010 in New Haven, CT. Once back in New Haven in the Fall he joined back up with members of TYR and administration of AFAHS developed an accredited class for AFAHS students taught by Sabir Abdussabur and other senior members of TYR. After establishing an accredited course, Youth Day 2010 took place in January of the following year. The publicity of the event resulted in the request for other chapters in which began at New Haven Academy. Sabir taught at both schools two days a week each while assisted by TYR member Ibrahim Abdul Qawiyy.

From summer 2010 through fall of 2011, Sabir worked on the next Youth Day and eventually turning it into its own organization, but taking a break in 2011 from teaching and focusing on academics, his talents in the arts, and other youth development projects. In fall of 2011 Youth Day was developed into an organization now known as the Youth Day Project launching another successful Youth Day in 2012 and graduating from AFAHS that same year and immediately attending the the University of Connecticut (UCONN) for summer courses. In 2013, another successful Youth Day took place in New Haven, Connecticut where the organization has now expanded more than Sabir ever imagined.

Sabir continues to expand Youth Day from the event that drew 300 plus at the New Haven Public Main Library on the chilly Saturday afternoon of January 9, 2010. He uses the same impeccable networking skills that drew community leaders, elected officials, police, social developer, educators and youth, creating other projects under the direction of the Youth Day Project such as Youth Day Productions, 4ReAl Productions, Project Legacy, and other Youth Days in other cities. His goal to join the generation gap is pursued daily as he attaches the uniqueness of Youth Day's youth ran structure to most to all of the projects that he works on. As an activist, student, educator, music artist, and entrepreneur he dedicates all of his efforts to ensure that talents do not go unnoticed and strives to create a better future.

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