Changing and Building the World with CODE

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The modern world is filled with billions of machines. Yet 1% of 1% of us can open them up, & change them.  Now, a new generation is rising. They see this world as something to shape, not just use.

Kano is a new kind of computer company allowing you make & code technology yourself, with simple steps, stories, and play. You share your creations with others across the physical and digital world.  Together, we’ll demystify the modern world – and open up its creative power to all.

I believe that every child should be learning how to code, building websites, and digital platform management (blogs, SEO tools, etc.) and streaming video.  This is why the students of The Global Renaissance Change Agent Academy will receive and be working with Kano Computer Kits.  This is among the most engaging way to integrate computing across the curriculum and is a vision for us.  The Kano Computer Kits equip students with a knowledge and understanding of technology to create with code.

Our students will have their interest in STEM careers accelerated by the integration of technology into their core content areas motivating all of our students to dig in and take their learning to the next level.

Change Agents will have the opportunity to learn real code.  With Kano Computer Kits are computer anyone can make.  When they build their own Kano computer, they get a real computer, powered by Raspberry Pi 3 and Kano OS. They’ll get all the apps and programs that they need.  They’ll get a powerful learn-to-code tool, designed to unlock potential, and unleash creativity!

Step-by-step challenges level up slowly. Type code, drag blocks, unlock programming powers, earn medals. Projects with Python, Javascript, Unix, and more.  Learning about HDMI, pixels, processors, and binary while following along with Story Mode. Kano’s unique operating system cracks open the secrets of sealed screens and slick software, giving Change Agents the power to take control.  Here they will learn by making. They will code paintings and mathematical masterpieces, creating animations that move to their voice and building their own musical instruments and sound machines. They wont just be playing games, they will be inventing them while change the rules!  We teach our students to create and not to consume.

Coding with sound and building with data, music, beats, funny sounds while teaching their computer to speak.  Among the many opportunities they will be able to learn how to make fashion with code creating fashionable patterns fit for the catwalk.

We thank you for your support!

 

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The Change Agent Express

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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. — Frederick Douglas

Young people are capable of extraordinary things when living lives of passion and purpose. I believe that learning by doing breeds passion and that a variety of experiences is critical for leader-ship development.

My vision is to acquire a bus, completely gut it and recreate it from the inside out. Rows of bolted bench seats will give way to a mobile classroom for the 21st century. As the newly born Change Agent Express makes its way across the country, my team and accompanying students aboard will go on to experience the thrill of a dream in action. Where dreams hit the road and come to life all at the same time.

Our mission is to inspire dreamers to take action all along the way from our journey to their hometowns to the destinations that will reveal opportunities within the world that the youth we serve might otherwise never come to know.

This experience will be an environment where next generation leaders are made ensuring that students aboard the Change Agent Express have the most impactful experience possible and gain the necessary skills and confidence required to build the Future while offering those coming after them the same opportunity. Washington D.C. site visits will include but are not limited to The Smithsonian – The White House – United States Congress – The Mary-land Science Center – Harpers Ferry, West Virginia – Vietnam War Memorial – Lincoln Memorial – Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial – The Albert Einstein Memorial – The American History Museum – Under-ground Railroad Museum and much much more.

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I Will

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I will.  To a great extent these can be the most powerful words spoken by a person no matter the tongue by which they are birthed.  I will, is more than a positive affirmation, much more than the manifestation of positive thought. The statement or better still, the belief in, I will, is a verbal weapon to be used toward the enactment of our manifest destiny, our glorious future that most certainly will come to be if we are thrice more determined than the forces that oppose our uplift and seeks to thwart our ascension.

I will, is beyond a statement.  I Will, is a vision of what is to become.  I will, is a vivid dream seen through the prism of possibility printed indelibly on the brain.  More simply put, I Will, is the only oar in our possession when we are alone, lost at sea.  I will, is our faith in action.  I will, is our hope during our feelings of seemingly hopelessness.  That conviction is our refuge during the hurricane, the oasis in the desert.  The journey to dream fulfillment is no easy task to achieve.  Blazing a trail between perceived dreams and accomplished realities is not easy but it is definitely POSSIBLE!

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When the road ahead is hard and it seems like all is lost and our efforts are futile and it appears that our resources have been spent and that our supporters have abandoned us, I will, can carry us through the storm to see the bright light of a new and blessed day.  I will, will carry you through because there will be times when this will be all you have to cleave to.  Every titan of every industry at one point or another had utterly nothing except the pure will and determination of their human spirit to make happen what they saw taking place with their minds eye.  This is what I must do.  This too is what you must do and all others with a dream too colorful and boisterous to contain within the heart of our bodies.

No matter the dream, no matter the need, no matter the desire, no matter the setbacks, no matter the failures in recent past, no matter the difficulties, say to yourself, say out loud and in defiance of the negative naysayers, I WILL.

I WILL overcome this obstacle.  I WILL lose this weight.  I WILL graduate from college.  I WILL be a better parent.  I WILL beat this addiction.  I WILL reconnect with my loved ones.  I WILL become a better man today than I was yesterday.  I WILL make this year a more beautiful, bountiful and blessed year than the last.  With the remainder of this year I, we, must take command of the opportunities granted to us by God of another chance, a chance to move ahead forging finer futures, a chance to correct the mistakes of our past and to adopt new disciplines for our futures.  We must.  We can.  We will!

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Real Men Read & Barbershop Book Corners

REAL MEN READ brings men into the classroom to read to and mentor children in Kindergarten- 6th Grade and continues the push for greater reading comprehension in the barber chair with BARBERSHOP BOOK CORNERS.

REAL MEN READ encourages kids to read and inspires them toward a lifelong love of reading. The program shows that REAL MEN do read and value education. The goal of the program is to improve literacy skills, reading confidence and testing performance.

The Global Renaissance REAL MEN READ Initiative addresses literacy as a conduit to educate, empower and engage the community at large in narrowing the academic achievement gap.

If you would like to volunteer as a reader please email J Glenn at GlobalRenaissance-Movement@Gmail.com

Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He’ll Take A Little Money Off The Top. It’s not just enough to read the book out loud. Kids are quizzed by their barber to make sure they understand what they read as part of the barbershop’s literacy program at Maximum performance in Conway Arkansas.

 

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The Pine Bluff Black Author Expo

All proceeds from this event are for the benefit of The Global Renaissance Change Agent Academy, a learning center and The Global Renaissance Movement.  A Global impact movement empowering communities through innovation, entrepreneurship and talent development.  This learning center will bring sprint time to the economic winters of our most challenged communities.

Authors will pay 10 dollars to have a table and participate.

All showcase participants are allotted 2 raffle tickets as a result of their paid participation

All businesses that contribute will be allotted entry into the a second drawing for a Quarter page permanent advertising inside the group book, EPIPHANIES: REALIZATIONS OF GREAT TRUTHS.

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Auj’Rae’s by design LLC

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Fantastic Fashions & Accessories is a fashion boutique for young girls and tweens, that was created by Terri McCuien. Each pillow case dress, tutu and flip flop are hand made. With your support we will donate a dress to the Renaissance Ambassador Trek Mission to Malawi Program, to be given to and worn by the young female students of Malawi attending this school.

FANTASTIC FASHIONS, Because every girl should feel beautiful! 

For purchase prices and additional information on how to support please Contact Terri McCuien @ 501.563.3701 or email her at terrimccuien74@gmail.com

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InterFaith Alliance

The Global Renaissance Interfaith Alliance is the coming together of all organizations, all faiths, beliefs and places of worship across the spectrum of the global community in support of the mission and strategic visions of The Global Renaissance Movement. We believe community service and education are vital to ending extreme poverty here at home — and in the developing world. Our aim is to work collectively and intelligently with all individuals, organizations and public entities to promote, support, advocate for and bring about world peace, freedom and friendship. This is done with entrepreneurship through global engagement and educational opportunities offered to the young people we serve. These young people are of an economic disposition not allowing for their participation in such events and programs as The Renaissance Ambassador Trek or afford the participation costs for a program such as The Global Renaissance Change Agent Academy.
This academy strives to teach our students the value of leadership, scholarship and entrepreneurship as well as self-reliance, self-determination, conflict resolution and peacemaking and diplomacy. Certainly our world needs more peace makers as well as those who genuinely care for others by taking an active role in the difficult yet not so impossible work of making our world better.
The details of The Ambassador Trek Mission can be found here.
We of The Global Renaissance Movement, in our mission to bring enlightenment to many in need, seek to be a living example to others who may wish to have an impact and not know how. We will create bonds that affect their own lives just as profoundly as the lives of those they serve by using our creativity and passion to raise money for children in need here in the US and giving them the opportunity to change lives through positive actions abroad. We seek to remove the cost barriers that prevent so many of the deserving young people from taking part in life transformational programming; to do that we have under taken a number of creative initiatives that both serves the public good and the global community. For those institutions of faith that believe in our stated missions, support our work and would like to see these efforts succeed, we ask that you join us in support. There are a number of things that you as an individual or as an organization can do to help. The funds generated from this exchange will go to break through the cost barriers for deserving students who need a place outside of traditional schooling to develop their time, talent and ideas in ways they once thought to be impossible. This educational endeavor is our Change Agent Academy. We ask you to join us in this effort that until now has never been done. It’s a free and easy way to help our young students create and take part in history. Won’t you please join us.
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