About Us

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Vision &Voice of I AM Inc. is a not-for-profit and tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States.

 

Motto

Giving a true reason for living…

 

Who We Are

Vision & Voice of I AM Inc. (V&V) was founded by Segun Ayodele Elesho. Mr. Elesho, an American citizen of African descent and a devout Christian noticed that like in Africa, many at-risk youth in America’s inner cities suffered from poor self esteem and lacked strong morals and/ or positives role models in their lives. Also, he noticed many of them used music, sports and/ or entertainment to cope with the daily challenges of life. A man of great talents and faith, he believed that he could change or improve their lives through the introduction of the Arts (e.g. theater, voice, drama, writing, photography, etc). As a result V&V was formed. The organization consists mostly of African Americans but services are available to anyone regardless of sex, race or gender.

Vision

Our vision is to implement a global program that serves as a venue to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization and to empower and equip mentees with skills needed to be productive.

 

Mission

Vision & Voice of I AM mentoring program’s mission is to transform the lives of at-risk youth through the joy of self-expression and the power of ARTS (e.g. theater, voice, drama, writing and photography)

 

The specific objectives and purposes of this corporation are:

  • Instill strong morality in individuals through the expression of Arts and Entertainment
  • Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding of any future federal tax code.
  • Provide voice and/or theatrical training (Outreach) to students.
  • Encourage creative expression in individuals through writing, poetry and drama
  • Mentorship via the Arts
  • Annual Theater/ Media Showcase

 

Program Goals

V&V has three principal program goals for the Mentor Program:

  • Reduce juvenile delinquency by at-risk youth
  • Improve academic performance of at-risk youth
  • Reduce the dropout rate for at-risk youth through the establishment of one-on-one mentoring

Program Objects

The program objectives of this initiative are to achieve the following:

  • Provide general guidance and support to at-risk youth
  • Promote personal and social responsibility among at risk-youth
  • Increase participation of at-risk youth in elementary and secondary education and enhance their ability to benefit from this schooling.
  • Discourage use of illegal drugs and firearms, involvement in violence, and other delinquent activity by at-risk youth.
  • Encourage participation in service and community activities by at-risk youth.

 

V&V hopes to fund this program through the solicitation of donations and grants.