The L.I.F.E. Program
"Every month, my ultimate goal is to interview someone who is actively spending quality time with the youth. This month I introduce to you Saladin Quanaah' Allah. He rests in Niagara Falls NY. Let's get acquainted." -Maternal Luminous Earth (purple color & italics mine)
L.I.F.E. is an Afterschool Mentorship program for Youth. I established L.I.F.E. to help cultivate "Life Skills" such as critical/analytical thinking, optimum health, conflict resolution, environmental preservation and entrepreneurialism. My Program consists of: Mentoring, providing interpersonal skill training, field research, self esteem building, self employment product development, video editing/music production, study of classical/contemporary history. The Projects I completed are; Family Tree DNA Project, Prison Letter Correspondence, "Three Wise Men" DVD Documentary and "Street Knowledge" Educational CD. One thing that I really dug about 'The Father' (as well as my Ole' Earth, my Enlightener "Sha-Sha", his Enlightener "Life Justice" and etc..) is their ability to turn any Environment into a Classroom when dealing with the Youth! These (any many other Brothers & Sisters) have been Building with our Youth not based upon a teaching salary, endless resources, classroom space or support from Society, b.u.t. based upon the Root of Civilization (where this 12/LOVE was first founded). Having this in my heart is what's primary to all of this and the know how, resources, classroom space and support simply adds on to the Cipher. And just like those who I've mentioned above, even without these opportunities I'd still be turning environments into classrooms. LOL! So the ultimate purpose of L.I.F.E. is to perpetuate, sustain and positively effect the "lives" of our Youth! I am simply one who is carrying on this great legacy of those Men and Women who came before me, are here now with me, and who'll come after me when I'm gone.
What are the benefits of working with the youth? How does it benefit them?
What are the ages of the youth you work with?
What are the most rewarding parts of the job?
What kinds of things (activities) do you do daily/monthly, etc?
L.I.F.E. has functioned as an Afterschool/Summer Program for the last 3 years through the NACC (Niagara Arts and Culrual Center). I am presently working on securing a facility to Incorporate A.S.I.A. (Allah School In Atlantis) and operating the L.I.F.E. Program will be an intergral part of A.S.I.A. . I presently operate three components of A.S.I.A. on the Worldwide Web. The Literary Aspect consists of Articles I publish at A.S.I.A. Journal: www.atlantisschool.blogspot.com twice a month. The Audio Aspect consists of Music I produce through my Company Quahadi Music: www.myspace.com/saladinallah, so if you're an Artist looking for Music Production you can reach me there. The Visual Aspect is A.S.I.A. TV: www.youtube.com/quanaah. A.S.I.A. TV is the Newest addition to A.S.I.A. and has been receiving alot of positive support from the Online Community. With the L.I.F.E. Program I am currently working on a Prison Correspondence Project where my Students will be establishing Pen-Pal relationships with a person in a Correctional Facility. We'll also be visiting Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, NY. I'm working with the The Mayor & his Administrative Assistant of his Transitional Team to secure Transportation and Lunches for our Youth to travel to Attica once per Month.
Can people donate $, food, etc to the Program? If so, to what address?
c/o Saladin Quanaah' Allah
2113 Tenth St, Suite 1
Niagara Falls, New York
Right now my Program is a completely Volunteer effort on my part, and I have and will continue to collaborate with other Youth Advocate Organizations and Agencies who are dedicated to the same common cause as the L.I.F.E. Program.