A 12-year-old Sacramento youth who saved his younger sister from gunfire last April in Del Paso Heights was honored at the first game of the Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Basketball League. See the story on KCRA-3.
Youth from the eight Black Child Legacy Campaign neighborhoods came together at Encina High School in Sacramento on June 9 for a jamboree to tip-off the Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Basketball League. A partnership of the Black Child Legacy Campaign, the Build.Black. Coalition and the Sacramento Kings, the league seeks to interrupt violence by providing an opportunity for young people to engage in intercommunity sports, while providing a caring and positive environment with community building, sportsmanship and resources for health and safety. Weekly practices provide a fun and safe environment for young athletes to learn fundamental basketball, as well as a variety of topics from mental health to conflict resolution to responsible social media use. Two co-ed teams represent each of the eight Sacramento neighborhoods. The eight-week season includes weekly tournaments hosted in a different neighborhood each Saturday, and will culminate in a day-long tournament on July 28 at Golden 1 Center.
In partnership with Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), the Black Child Legacy Campaign released poetic service announcements (PSAs) featuring youth spoken word poets calling for an end to community violence. On May 30, the Black Child Legacy Campaign and SAYS hosted a community launch of the PSAs at the Crocker Art Museum, followed by a panel discussion on youth violence prevention strategies. The PSAs are available on YouTube.
The Black Child Legacy Campaign hosted the second annual Gathering for GLORY: Giving Love to Our Rising Youth conference at the South Sacramento Christian Center on April 10. More than 400 community residents including youth discussed prevention and intervention strategies focused on health, safety and well-being.
The Sacramento Bee reported on the work of cultural brokers in Sacramento, who are key partners in the work of the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths and the Black Child Legacy Campaign.Read the article.
Congratulations to Derrell and Tina Roberts for being named The Observer's Persons of the Year! Their nonprofit organization, Roberts Family Development Center, is the Del Paso Heights/North Sacramento Community Incubator Lead organization for the Black Child Legacy Campaign.Read the article.
The Sacramento News & Review reported on the Black Child Legacy Campaign's 2016-17 Annual Report, which was presented to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 14. The article includes information about the significant drop in sleep-related fatalities.Read the article.
ABC10 reported on the Black Child Legacy Campaign's 2016-17 Annual Report, which was presented to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 14. The segment includes an interview with Jackie Rose, executive director of Focus on Family, Meadowview's Community Incubator Lead organization.View the segment.
Capital Public Radio reported on the Black Child Legacy Campaign's violence prevention training sessions. Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn says his goal is to create more spaces and events where neighborhood residents can get to know and trust officers. “We have to start integrating community into the police department and police department in the community," he said.Listen to the segment.