VIVA FIDEL ANNOUNCES "BOOKS FOR SKOOL" -- BOOK DONATION DRIVE FOR TRUE KNOWLEDGE LIBRARY
As a gift to True Skool for 10 years of positive youth and community services, celebrating and utilizing the elements of hip hop culture, professional Teaching Artist Viva Fidel is launching a powerful book donation drive called "Books for Skool". Viva Fidel who is a well respected Hip Hop performer is also the resident Art of Emceeing instructor for the True Skool after school program and has been involved volunteering with the organization since its inception. Fidel is asking for the community at large to donate books towards the establishment of an official True Knowledge Library. The True Knowledge Library will compliment all of the Hip Hop elements that are tangibly represented at True Skool's new location through the creative instructional DeeJaying, Emceeing, Breakdance and Visual Arts programming it offers youth ages 14-19. Fidel says, "I thought of starting up the True Knowledge Library as a way to of course promote reading and literacy amongst our youth but also to collectively educate the general public and our students on the importance of the "Knowledge" element within Hip Hop culture."
This will not be the first time Viva Fidel has used his reach within Hip Hop to organize and host successful charity events or to raise donations for youth and families in Milwaukee. In the past he has done concerts collecting food for the hungry and he has also helped coordinate winter coat and holiday toy drives. Fidel is particularly excited about "Books for Skool" which launches on Monday March 17th, 2014 and will be on going. "This donation drive is something that can help change lives forever, just one book or even the discussions about the books can truly open up our youth to so much. We've helped young people come out of their shells and find their own voice at True Skool. The possibilities are endless."
If you are interested in donating books; True Knowledge Library is accepting Popular/Best-Sellers/Classics in paperback or hardcover in new or good condition! Outlining certain kinds of books preferred Fidel states; "We are specifically requesting non-fiction, how-to and instructional books on Art, design, music production, entrepreneurship and technology. Also self-help books based on health, wellness, spirituality and leadership are needed. Finally, we need books on world history, social activism, politics and general literature targeted to the Hip Hop audience." Comics, animation books and photographic look books are accepted as long as the content is child friendly and do not promote drugs, cigarettes, alcohol or graphic sexual images.
If you would like to donate bring or send your books to True Skool's new location - 161 W. Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1000 (lower level) Milwaukee, WI 53203
The official opening day of the True Knowledge Library will be National Book Day, April 23rd 2014 at 4pm complete with a ribbon cutting, special invited guests and refreshments.
Any inquires or questions call you can email Vivafidelinfo@gmail.com