exalt was created to inspire and transform the lives of New York City's justice system-involved youth. Throughout our 10-year history, your valuable contributions have gone toward building an organization that offers youth a chance to navigate away from the justice system toward greater educational and career opportunities.
It is clear how divided we are as a country, and nowhere is this more apparent than in segments of our nation disparately impacted by the criminal justice system. The issues of social injustice are deeply rooted in our school system and society as a whole. There is an urgency to provide substantial educational experiences for the young people who will be our future leaders, and we need your solidarity to continue to build new possibilities for them.
This year, exalt made an auspicious leap forward by expanding our services to disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline and bringing increased awareness of issues such as raising the age of criminal responsibility. We launched our Adopt-a-School Initiative which will introduce exalt's model program to two public high schools in Brooklyn and enhanced our graduate services by offering more robust career exploration opportunities. In our commitment to provide forums for our young people to address the issues that affect their lives and communities, we collaborated with The New School to host our first symposium where our graduates wrote and performed their first documentary theater project - 16 Bars:Youth (Off)ending Justice.
Your gift allows us to continue to deepen our work and impact.
exalt's mission is to elevate expectations for youth, and for us to continue this significant work, we ask you to consider making a contribution towards our goal to raise $30,000 by December 31st.
Your decision to give today is vital to our success. Your gift would offer immediate, and much needed, support to provide training and internship opportunities for the 200 youth who are at a critical crossroads upon entering exalt; and results in 95% of graduates remaining engaged in their education, avoiding further criminal justice involvement and most importantly, realizing their self-worth.
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We thank you so much for your continued support!