VAN STONE PRODUCTIONS FOUNDATION, INC.

For thirty-five years the Van Stone Productions Foundation, Inc., has reinforced the safety, health and wellness of children and their families in the Pennsylvania area through social change, social service, and children’s guidance development. Today the Van Stone Productions Foundation is at the forefront of endeavors to stop street crime, school nutrition ignorance, environmental pollution, school underachievement, and youth violence, absence of health screening locations for families and job seekers, no communications about neighborhood news, newspapers, and services, disappearance of social services for youth, adults, the homeless and the ex-offender, and we offer an array of programs and services designed to support children and adults in their efforts to create crime free lives for themselves and their families. Van Stone Productions Foundation, Inc. Philadelphia, PA.

We also provide assistance with recovery resources which may include the following:

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Support; Homeless Awareness Support; Radio Broadcasting Recovery; Individual & Group Therapy- alcohol, drug, mental illness, difficult or emotional behavior treatment; Activity Therapy-art therapy, music therapy, sober therapy, family therapy, writing therapy, modeling therapy, and board games and playing cards therapy as well.

VAN STONE PRODUCTIONS FOUNDATION, INC.

YOUTH SAFETY PROGRAM & BETTER CHILD WELFARE PROGRAM

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VAN STONE PRODUCTIONS FOUNDATION, INC. Your Community Newspaper, Magazine, Radio Station Serving but not limited to: Philadelphia County and Delaware County

Telephone Number:
(267) 293-9201

PO Box 395

E. Lansdowne, PA 19050
E-Mail Address: vspfoundation@yahoo.com

Fax: (215) 474-5165

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Non Profit Organization 501 (c) (3)

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DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM

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Van Stone Productions Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization established and implemented in 1980 by President/CEO Mr. Samuel Van Stone Downing, Inspector/Minister along with 25 volunteer staff members consisting of parents and youth. The youth/senior safety center and child welfare program was created to help at risk youth and disabled adults from poor living conditions establish a means by which they can become educated in behavioral health activity, youth safety, and community safety officers activities; the result will lead to youth/education/bible support systems fulfilled; And it will accommodate the need for physical and intellectual expression of youth who are athletically as well as academically underachieving in school. Under this organization, we have established a domestic abuse target campaign, stop the bullying education campaign, warring against indecency and its= effect on children campaign, health and safety summer camp, child and safety crisis lab, computer lab, traffic control lab and broadcast radio and senior lab which started out as a 15 member youth public housing and neighborhood resident social clubs; today, we patrol citywide to maintain a presence in the community and help prevent carjacking, youth violence and other related offenses that endanger kids. Weekly, participants engage in community news writing, net TV/Radio programming, maintenance exhibits, computers, youth sports; later, we have developed into a 1,000 kid member program to support youth/seniors in the west, northwest and southwest Philadelphia areas.

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OUR POLICY

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The organization does not discriminate in any manner against any person by reason of race, color, sex, national origin or religious or political affiliation.

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DEMOGRAPHICS

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The organization services low-income and at risk youth between ages of 3-18; disabled, seniors.

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VAN STONE PRODUCTIONS FOUNDATION, INC.

YOUTH SAFETY PROGRAM AND CHILD WELFARE PROGRAM

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NEED FOR PROGRAM

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Youth and disabled adults alike are located in an area that has few programs and are very limited in engaging in opportunities geared to help youth/seniors with job readiness skills and recreational activities; Safety is most often an immediate firsthand concern for them due to lack of security presence and resources in their community; lack of funding; and a majority of student/senior minorities are underachieving in their school education levels citywide. Youth violence, verbal violence, bullying; lack of new ideal situations to fix gun violence is a common issue that these teens/seniors are forced to cope with daily. Hope and work usually goes unfulfilled in their community.

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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

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All youth/adults/seniors will gain developmental skills and proper training which will allow them to learn trades that they can pursue as a career in their future; also youth/adults/seniors will acquire motivational skills through the mentor program which supplies their needs with the proper guidance and counseling. To help youth/adults/seniors cope with the transition from disabled to functional; to provide an atmosphere which supports self-confidence and self-esteem; to involve youth/adults/seniors in sports and education that will induce healthy living and positive energy; to provide scholarships for students and or after school grade points to students, to further their education toward college.

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FACILITIES TO BE USED TO CONDUCT ACTIVITIES


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Activities will be conducted at one or more of the following sites: Philadelphia Dept. of Rec. Lee Cultural Center/Playground; Alain Locke Elementary School; Millcreek Playground; Mantua Playground and/or Belmont Playground; Belmont & Parkside Healthcare Center; Huey Elementary; Sayre Recreation Center; Malcolm X Park; Yeadon public Library; any and all School(s) and Playground site(s) that invite our participation at their center.

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NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS TO BE SERVED AND LENGTH OF PROGRAM

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The program (i.e. youth boxing, labs, safety patrolling, traffic control, school guidance counseling, domestic advocate support, senior praise-activities program) serves an average of 1,000 participants or more on a year to year basis starting approximately January 1st (for a 9 week completion period(s)) and ending approximately December 31st.

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SUMMARY OF PROPOSED PROGRAM

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The after-school program operates Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on school days and from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the summer. The program provides recreational activities such as basketball, tennis, football, kickball and soccer; as well as these particular classes: School Behavioral Health/Anger Management Education, Loss Management and Safety Education, School Education, Nutrition Education, Tutoring, Youth Safety Crisis Management, Traffic Control, Comm. Safety Patrol Officers Education, Domestic Violence Issues, Legal Child Advocacy, Divorce, Counseling Network, Computers, School Guidance Counseling and Child Welfare; other topics of interest are, OUTREACH PROGRAM: home maintenance, car repair, landscaping, sewing, cosmetology, art and design, daycare, net broadcasting (i.e. talk radio, music radio, film, TV, video-photography) and catering. The purpose of these activities are to help keep kids from dying in the streets; comfort disabled seniors; and to keep communities safe.

Our mission and goal is to provide skilled teachers and educators for youth/seniors who are coping with drugs, violence, bullies, guns, gangs, teen issues (i.e. pregnancy, smoking) and school drop outs; we desire to create a successful program that supports high quality service learning and engages students/seniors in meeting community needs and achieving school academic levels.

Our curriculum consist of conducting a program that include mentoring which will link at risk youth/seniors with responsible adults to provide guidance and counseling that result in - youth/education/nutrition support systems fulfilled.


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