The National Black TEEN Empowerment Expo (NBTEE) is all about: 1) discussing, determining and delivering better ways to reach and teach our TEENS; 2) connecting TEENS to more resources; and, 3) providing TEENS more consistent, constructive opportunities to access multiple pathways to success.
Applying a combination of technology, live events and media, we’re building a national youth movement comprised of many caring individuals and committed groups who are a part of our ongoing, urgent efforts to actively promote better tomorrows and create brighter futures for today’s younger generation.
Today, the NBTEE is proud to be connected with (and help connect TEENS to) more than 1,300 youth groups, youth programs and youth educators nationally.
We now reach more than 60,000 people via a bi-monthly e-mail campaign.
Many more support and share in our progress via web-based products (websites (i.e., www.blackteenexpo.org and www.nbtee.org, etc.), and blogs, and hundreds of social media networks, and media properties (including radio shows, newspapers, an e-magazine and an e-newsletter). Black TEEN Empowerment Radio is the top-ranked youth Internet radio program on www.blogtalkradio.com, and a December broadcast registered 938 active listeners.
Clearly the most meaningful work we do is on the streets and in the schools -- where our children need us the most. Thus we consistently engage youth, and outreach to adults and groups, by organizing and hosting community-driven events such as TEEN Hall Meetings and Live In Peace Art Parties. While we’re forming community-driven groups similar to The Better Detroit Youth Movement in Baltimore, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and other “youth movement” communities, we’ve also recently introduced a powerful “edutainment” program called FAME (fashion, art, music and education) to schools in New York City and Detroit, and in other communities.
These events and initiatives not only inspire and uplift our youth, and many others, but also promote The National Black TEEN Empowerment Expo.
As the NBTEE continues to better engage youth, outreach to communities and build coalition, strengthen an online presence, form more community partnerships, and make more friends who help in our efforts, we share the message that all of us are vital resources and we value “collective benefit” in working together to help more TEENS believe and succeed.
Now, how can the NBTEE help you help us?