D.R.E.A.M Tank Helping the Youth of New York

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The D.R.E.A.M Tank has been helping the youth of New York adopt a dream for years with hopes of reaching New York’s youth for years to come.

For several years Hon. Josephine Victoria Finn, Village Justice of the Village of Monticello, a small town in the Catskills of New York, had been tiring of seeing young men coming and going in the justice system. These males, predominately African-American, often ended up with felony records. Judge Finn decided enough was enough.

Thus began the youth organization the D.R.E.A.M. Tank. The Dynamic Realization through Enrichment, Actualization and Motivation strives to give these youths some of what they want and a lot of what they need in hopes of turning the tide. The program has three main focuses; put participants in the studio to make music, instill in them the practice of positive attitudes, and teach them basic etiquette. With a small grant from a local Not-for-Profit, the Project Dream Foundation, the D.R.E.A.M. Tank launched in November of 2007. With the support of the County of Sullivan the project has been successful for 5 years now, giving the youth of New York an outlet away from crime, but funding for the project has been dwindling as hard times have fallen everywhere and support has been severely cut due to financial constraints.
The D.R.E.A.M tank refused to give up on these kids and the New York youth organization. As fate would have it, rap legend and original architect to Hip-Hop, Kenneth Pounder (Almighty Kay Gee) moved to the county in the past year. From South Bronx himself, Almighty Kay Gee met DJ Charlie Chase in 1978 and were the first group signed to CBS Records through the Tuff City label as the Cold Crush Brothers. He has collaborated with such artists as C&C Music Factory, KRS-1, Funk Master Flex, Doug E Fresh and more and thus started his own studio.

Last year Kenneth heard about the D.R.E.A.M. Tank and the work Judge Finn. Born and raised in South Bronx Kenneth he understood how the streets can claim the lives of our youth and wanted to help any way that he could. From there an alliance was formed and Kenneth has adopted the organization and committed to assuring its future. Kenneth has put his talents to work for the organization to help raise funds, develop a phone application, develop a logo, write music for the D.R.E.A.M. Tank, and develop their website. There are also plans to put together a musical revue with the youth and the Mentors. Funds raised will help the D.R.E.A.M Tank move into a permanent home where youth will be able to continue on their journey to a successful life.to donate to the Dreamtank click on the link thanks

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