Wednesday, May 13, 2009

DOTB proudly welcomes...

Nzingha Prescod
Nzingha is a fencing phenom, whom DOTB is delighted to announce as the premier icon for the breaking of boudaries and shaking of stigmas. According to the Stuyvesant Spectator, Nzingha is currently ranked first in the national women’s cadet group (for fencers 17 years or younger), the junior category (20 years or younger) and the senior group (all ages). Last year she narrowly missed qualifying for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, partly, she said, because some key competitions interfered with school. Nzingha is on the track to competing in the 2012 Olympics.

Nzingha will serve for DOTB as an ambassador for change. DOTB intends to utilize the phenomenal achievements that Prescod has accomplished as a "eye-opener" to children of color that they too can do what their hearts desire. Most importantly, that fencing is something that they too can participate in.

Dream Outside the Box is proud to welcome Nzingha Prescod.

Monday Meeting Minutes

The Arts Committee met on Monday, May 11 to discuss the September series and the art incorporation that will take place. The series will consist of the exposure to endeavors in conjunction art lesson, activities and interaction each week. The children will develop an art portfolio and pieces from their respective portfolios will be chosen to be auctioned off at Dream Outside the Box's first fundraiser (the location and date is to be determined).

The purpose of the art auction is to raise awareness and funding for Dream Outside the Box's mentorship programs. Equally important is the opportunity to allow the children to have the experience of presenting a piece with pride and grace and articulate to potential philanthropist their feelings about their piece and experiences with Dream Outside the Box.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Meeting on Monday

The expanded arts committee will be meeting on Monday the 11th at 3 p.m at the Starbucks on Ninth Street. The meeting will discuss the upcoming series and it's tie-in to the first Dream Outside the Box fundraiser; what is projected to be an art auction at Pickard Hall. Any questions regarding the meeting on Monday can be directed to Kam Phillips at 817-726-0535.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Dream Outside the Box is an organization that would bring fairs and programs to schools and after-school programs in order to expose minority children to new and exciting endeavors such as fencing, sailing and rodeo and after a series of presentations give children to option to be paired with a mentor in one of the introduced fields in order to foster a lasting relationship and individual development in that area. Dream Outside the Box hopes to actively work to challenge the stigma among minorities and underprivileged children that they must go the stereotypical path like rapping or playing a “minority approved” sport such as football to break out of their situation. More so, that the typical activities are the only ones deemed acceptable in this community. Dream Outside the Box is meant to serve as a program to break stereotypes, broaden horizons, and instill in young people of color a self-image of themselves that will strengthen their resolve to realize their dreams.