L.I.T. CITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
Lit City’s mission is to be a “light in the trenches” of our city’s youth culture from the classroom to the corner….from thecourt to the concert.
We seek to work and partner with schools, communities, and parents to see the next generation flourish in their life’s purpose and potential. Our desire is to be viable solutions to the problems plaguing youth of ALL backgrounds in our city. We unapologetically place a special emphasis on serving and building in solidarity with youth and families from marginalized communities. In addition to the common struggles of growing into adulthood, students on the margins face a multitude of other issues that impede their progress and rob them of a hopeful future. Lit City’s 4--pronged outreach approach is encapsulated within our mission statement. We want to compassionately engage students from “the classroom to the corner and from the court to the concert. Each “C” word represents a point of contact and angle with which we seek to holistically serve students.
“The Classroom”: L.I.T. City serves public schools thru leading “culturally relevant”
character education clubs and programs. Currently serving in 6 schools on average
we are privileged to impact the lives of about 400 students monthly.
(more details on page 3 about the character education programs)
“The Corner”: In partnership with our parent organization Love Out Loud, we do
community development projects in impoverished communities. These off--campus projects include mentoring for at--risk youth, job training for parents, tutoring programs, and initiatives that counteract childhood hunger.
“The Court”: Sports are an amazing way of connecting with students & cultivating
relationships. Through week-long sports camps, weekend retreats, and one day clinics Lit City uses sports as a platform to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
“The Concert”: Through anti--bullying school rallies and large city wide youth events, Lit City uses the arts as a means of communicating our message of hope to youth. Our concerts include community fairs, free food, and live performances of youth--driven music like hip--hop, reggaeton, rock, and pop!