The 2013 Violence Prevention & Educational Forum succeeded in bringing over 100 people into the Villa Victoria Community.
The food for the event was sponsored by MASS APPEAL INTERNATIONAL. Mass Appeal International conducted a workshop on Child Abuse and Neglect and the growing problem of teen sex trafficking. There were many organizations that pulled together to offer workshops.
Thank you, to Nigerian American Community Organization, Mass Appeal International, The Abolitionist Network, The Brown Group, Beantown Society, Kilombo Novo Capoeira Angola, And Still We Rise, and IBA’s Cacique Youth Learning Center for making this event possible.
"Not only did we enjoy the workshops and the play, but we enjoyed networking with people." - Nyadenya Inyagwa (N.A.C.O Media Relations Expert)
"I think we are creating a cultural community that is knowledgeable about preventing violence. Non-violence and culture is what N.A.C.O is about and I am happy that we promoted both of these elements this past Saturday." - Mayan Tamang Youth Advocate (IBA)
Two of our Youth Ambassadors Kerriana and Sarah had the opportunity to explore Equestrian Therapy at Mel's pony Pals.
Both girls are volunteers with Mass Appeal International and have been helping to spread awareness about child abuse. Keriana is also a food rescue volunteer helping to feed needy families and Sarah volunteers her time at hospitals singing musicals for terminally ill children.
Mel's Pony Pals Equestrian Therapy Program has been touching lives of abused and neglected children in MA with activities that exercise the spirit, as well as the mind and body. Mass Appeal International thanks Mel's Pony Pals for offering riding lessons to children who are in the foster care system and children whose lives have been impacted by abuse and violence.
Call us if you know a child or group of kids that would benefit from a day of Equestrian Therapy, its free a free service provided by the kind generosity of Mel Lambert. 781-321-0406
Mass Appeal is sponsoring a free Violence Prevention workshop. Karla Romero will conduct the workshop on child abuse awareness and the disturbing underground teen sex traffic industry in Greater Boston. There are many workshops for your child to get educated on.
Watch the interview with Karla Romero on WBZ Ch. 4 “Centro” Click this link.
Mass Appeal International is once again sponsoring Blueprint Conference for Middle and Highschool girls.
Karla Romero is conducting the Self Esteem workshop. Sign up has started for the 7th Annual Blueprint Confenrence for Middle and High School Girls. This is a 2day conference being held on June 8 and 9, 2013 at Harvard Graduate School of Education with workshops in Self-Esteem, Mental Health, Real Talk Sex/Sisterhood and a Panel Discusision on Relationships if you have questions follow the link http://www.naascboston.org/