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A Message From the Director of The NBTEE & UniTee Design

The National Black TEEN Empowerment Expo (NBTEE) is a strategic community-, coalition- and youth building initiative that culminates with a main weekend event, The 1st National Black TEEN Empowerment Expo Presents FAME: Fashion, Art, Music & Education, in New York City, August, 2010. The NBTEE mission is to connect more of our TEENS with more resources more often by establishing youth movements in communities throughout the country. This will help us build a national youth movement with strength in numbers, and political, economic and social influence. We truly believe that if we leverage the power of unity in our communities, and the spirit of cooperation and collaboration among our resources, we can reinforce in our children the value of living, loving and learning.

The NBTEE’s New York City (NYC) committee is seeking youth resources and caring community members to join us in planning for The Brooklyn (NYC) TEEN Hall Meeting in March. Based on feedback from those in attendance, last month’s Harlem TEEN Hall Meeting was considered quite powerful, and provided an effective forum for us to better hear and help our youth. We’ll be hosting TEEN Hall Meetings in other boroughs between now and June, as we prepare for The 1st National Black TEEN Empowerment Expo (see attached).

If you work with our youth in NYC, we’d like to feature you as a guest on “Our Community, Our Children” a radio show airing locally (NYC) and on If you’re a youth resource outside of NYC, we’d like you to be a special guest on “Black TEEN Empowerment Radio” produced by For more information, contact us at

The Better Detroit Youth Movement (501c3) is launching an exciting FAME: Fashion, Art, Music & Education program in a Detroit high school and we’re seeking individuals, groups and businesses who work in fashion, art or music to volunteer a few hours each week in the classrooms and with our students. To learn more about this opportunity, email us at

We’re also starting up The Better Baltimore Youth Movement (501c3) and could use your help if you reside in “B’More” and want to be an important part in building brighter futures.

Finally, why should Black History be celebrated on the shortest month of the year? With its popular RBG tee-shirts called “UniTees” and powerful programs like “I Can Do Anything”, UniTee Design insists “Let’s Make Black History Every Day”! Check out, and please support our products, programs and efforts to uplift our children and inspire all our souls to work together towards brighter futures. “UniTees” also make effective “funraising” products for your youth or community group. UniTee Design is a proud sponsor and partner of The NBTEE so know when you sport a “UniTee”, you’re looking great and helping a great cause.

The truth is all our children truly need to believe and succeed is all of us.

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