Having a sense of self.
What is our true mission?
Today I want to talk about the true mission of the Genealogy Gangster Foundation. The real mission for me is helping kids have a sense of themselves. In school, we learn the history of a nation, but we don’t learn exactly where we come from. And Inner City kid really doesn’t get told their family history, unless you’re the rare exception where your family chronicles that. To me this is a sad state of affairs, but understandable. Life’s pressures hit us and we don’t have time to educate our young
Teaching kid’s Genealogy is our Mission in Neighborhoods where it is not taught!
This foundation may teach a skill that people think is unnecessary. But nothing could further from the truth. As a Genealogy blogger, I am seeing more and more blogs lay dormant for a lack of a better word. One of my greatest teachers has stopped blogging and himself has gone into sales of Genealogy products more on the affiliate end.
Genealogy instruction is not common in African American Households!
This next sentence may offend African American Genealogists and for that I’m sorry. But family history research is seen by many of the African American community at large as a “white” practice, or something that only White people are into. As an African American genealogist, I know nothing is further from the truth.
Kids are more likely to succeed with a sense of self!
Installing this sense of self in the kids will give them a purpose to excel. When you know your ancestry you get a sense of yourself and learn the various things that give you the motivation to meet their accomplishments. I wanted to do an article on this because I feel its very crucial to let people know why you are asking for their financial support.
Seriously you need to get in on this!
The Raffle fundraiser is coming to an end in a few days and no one has purchased a raffle ticket. This is a very good opportunity to get a trip to Mexico and Las Vegas. Will you consider supporting us? Thank you for your time and I hope our next article is on the work we’re doing!
Enter The Raffle for $3.00 USD below!
What we need!
Over the next few month’s our goal is getting the technical supplies we need in order to do our mobile computer labs. That includes laptops (we need four total so if you’re getting rid of a working laptop please contact us.), Power Strips, a mobile hotspot (both the device and service), and hopefully in the future a mobile printer. If you have any of those items to give away please let us know.
Please Contact Us if you can help!
We could always use school supplies and office supplies as well. We are looking to partner with an Inner City School to run an afterschool program which is a process in itself of getting background checks done, etc Thank you for your time!