Together We Stand

  • Location
    Harlem, New York
  • Status
  • Age Level
    8 to 10 Years
    11 to 13 Years
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

The Pen and Scroll Organization Inc. has been designed to intervene and mitigate today’s youth anti-social behavior challenges, especially in view of gun and gang violence, substance abuse, social/economic circumstances and technological disparities as a means to confront the negative enticements of the streets and instill positive measurable outcomes such as peer mediation, conflict resolution, team/peace building skills and gender equitable attitudes for youth who reside in the low-income and under-resourced neighborhoods of Harlem and the South Bronx. We believe one of the most significant social investments we can make is one in the ability of young people to live up to their fullest potential and pursue lives of leadership and service to empower them to shape a secure future – for themselves, their communities, and the world for those that have been fragrantly marginalized and woefully forgotten

Our Plan

To address the issue of gangs and violence in the underserved and under-resourced communities of Harlem and the South Bronx, the organization will utilize peer to peer and youth mentorship strategies to intervene and promote peace building capacity.

Themes Addressed

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    Gun Violence
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The Benefit

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