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Posted on Nov 30, 2011 in GM Street Team, Local, Local Charities, News, Our Work, Street Team News

GoodMakers Street Team: Together, we are stronger! Providing Arts, Athletics and Leadership Training to over 5,000 at-risk youth worldwide. As a commitment to strengthening global communities starting with local initiatives, the GoodMakers Street Team works extensively in our local communities throughout the year, bringing support and visibility to high impact youth projects in partnership with grassroots organizations, schools, church groups and community centers. Through our partnership with arc, the GoodMakers Street Team provides unique after-school enrichment programming to hundreds of Los Angeles public school children ages 6 through 17.  Our programming is in alignment with arc‘s mission to provide after school enrichment and physical education to increase self-confidence, communication skills, teamwork, and community.  GoodMakers Street Team effectively connects with at-risk youth and encourages effort rather than ability, enjoyment rather than winning, as a means of elevating the Champion inside us all....

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Agape Youth Conference

Posted on May 29, 2011 in Events, GM Street Team, Local, Local Charities, News, Our Projects, Our Work, Street Team News

In April, the GoodMakers Street Team was invited to teach creative workshops with the kids at Agape’s Revelation Conference in Los Angeles. DJ Jawa shared his love of music with the kids, letting them take a turn with his tables and do a little scratching for the group. Marushka introduced the kids to mind mapping, spoken word & citizen journalism, getting them to openly express themselves and realize that there is no such thing as a silly idea. Max presented his Kicks for Good initiative and had the kids design and color their shoes. Guicemann was there for inspiration, working on pairs along side them. Last but certainly not least, Julia talked about her Food for Good and taught the kids how to make healthy snacks. It was an amazing weekend. Agape emphasized the importance of heart & art,...

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The GoodMakers Street Team — A Mother Watches Young Activists Empower Global Change

Posted on May 22, 2011 in GM Street Team, News, Street Team News

Tilo Ponder published the following article as a guest blogger at the site Progressive Impact – Douglas LaBier. When my 21-year-old daughter suddenly left NYU Tisch a year and a half ago and came home to Los Angeles, she didn’t really know what she was returning to do — only that she was deeply concerned about how rapidly the deteriorating economy was impacting the world around her. She reported that her college friends were feeling anxious and depressed, some of them dropping out of school as their parents, who had lost their jobs, were unable to keep up with tuition payments.  In our home, we were scrambling to keep everything going, but were committed to keeping our daughter in college, no matter what.  My husband is a freelance commercial director, I was at an ad agency heading up production and also...

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GMStreetTeam – Why ?

Posted on Feb 7, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, GM Street Team, Local, News, Our Projects, Our Work, Street Team News

Take Back the Block focuses on empowering global change through art, athletics and social activism.   We travel to underserved cities, strengthening local communities through specific team-building projects with an aim to assist in rebuilding our planet. By spotlighting community leaders, inspirational volunteers and charity organizations, the GM Street Team works to motivate belief in change, challenging ourselves and others to pair passion with purpose for Good. Through mixed media broadcast, live streaming and online archives, those at home follow the journey – hearing, seeing and experiencing the change their support has made possible. Whether America, Africa, two blocks down or twenty thousand miles forward, the GM Street Team has made a commitment to create better opportunities for better living. We honor the work in our world that’s already working, and work for more of it! Using what we...

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