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oshay j
3051 Fairfield St
(District 2, Del Paso Heights/Strawberry Manor/Arden Arcade/Del Paso Nevoa )
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the project


  • “I Am ManPower Academy Inc.” is a co-ed, co-curriculum organization, a  program designed to use athletics as a means to provide information to the youth regarding behaviors and decision making.
  • We are expanding into arts & crafts programs where the youth use creative writing, painting and drawing, as well as shirt-design and other forms of crafts, such as building and painting planters boxes, mini benches and much more. With the objective to give at-risk youth another avenue for emotional, stress and anxiety release, and further opens another door for youth engagement regarding behaviors and decision making. 
  • This program creates a safe space every weekend from 9am to 5pm, where there will be several basketball games and arts & crafts activities going on in the gyms at Martin Luther King Jr high Tech ( MLK). The program is free to all youth and our target area is District 2. The youth will be provided a meal at every event and allowed to keep their arts & crafts work.

the steps

  • purchase Most of the arts and craft material to get through the first 4 weeks such as: paint, brushes, canvases, t-shirts, pencils, color-crayons, and all forms of material dealing with arts and crafts. Including purchasing basketballs, and  games.
  • Assign team leaders to facilitate groups and projects. 
  • We will pay all fees, facility usage fee, and vendor fees. 
  • will establish a program and event calendar 
  • will purchase multiple gift cards for youth awards and stipend pay for coaches and mentors. 

why we're doing it

This project addresses the issue with youth violence and property damage, by providing the youth with a safe space as an alternative option  to engage in productive activities.  The surrounding area of the location of the program has a lot of youth and there are no youth programs, nor sporting programs. Our idea was to not,  just bring sports, but bring arts and crafts as well. There are youths not involved in sports, and we notice that it was a large number of youth that just hung out on the sidelines watching games.  Many of the times this was where the terrible sprung from. 

Our idea and concept is to activate these youth as well,  by having something for them to do. However, not just simple arts & crafts, but programmed art and craft projects. Designed to inspire and motivate youth.  We also saw another avenue for our mentor  to engage with youth outside the sporting arena.  We have also learned arts & crafts allows the athletes to stay engaged after games and has a positive contribution to behaviors in sport and play. 



Disbursed Budget Updated 3/09/2023

TOTAL RAISED = $1,640.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $24.60

1. Safety Equip balls/pads/flags $1000.00

2. Canvases Madisi Painting Canvas canvas $200.00

3. Canvas stands Wood Easels $50.00

4. T-shirts $200.00

5. Press/Iron on design $165.40




Budget for $30,000 

ioby-Match Grant

   Items:                                    Description:                                                                                                     Cost:

  1. Facility Fees           TwinRiver School district Martin Luther King Jr. High Tech Gym,                                         $11,340.00                
  2.                              6 hour day on weekends and 2 hour days on weekdays.$315 a day fee
  3. Referee fees           F.I.T LOVE, assigning fee $500.00, $25.00 a referee two referees                                      $3,000.00                                                         a game and 30 games. Playoff vary.
  4. Staff                     Coaches/mentors/team leaders  stipends                                                                           $4,000.00
  5. Gifts/Awards         Gift cards, trophies, medals                                                                                             $2,000.00
  6. Marketing              Flyers and signs
  7. Equipment            Balls/Jump ropes Hoop/Nets                                                                                               $461.00 
  8. Paint Brushes       U.S. Art deluxe pack                                                                                                          $40.00
  9. Paint                    U.S. Art deluxe 144 pack Sargent Art Acrylic colors 12 1 gal.                                                    $250.00
  10. crayon  chalk       Sargent art 144 count Crayola assorted                                                                                $200.00
  11. Canvases            Madisi Painting Canvas 72pk, 5x 7; / 360 canvas                                                                  $200.00
  12. Canvas stands       Wood Easels                                                                                                                   $50.00
  13. T-shirts/Jerseys/Hats             Multiple forms of T-shirts                                                                                     $3,500.00
  14. Designs and letters    Signs/ letters to press on shirts and hats projected usage  $100 an event.                             $1,200.00
  15. press machine fee            press t-shirt/hat design program/projects.                                                                   $50.00
  16. Writing/sketch pads          writing and drawing books                                                                                           $150.00
  17. Composition book             Marble composition 50 books                                                                                     $50.00
  18. Pens and pencils             Crayola color pens/pencils for art and writing                                                               $220.00
  19. Jump house                   Purchase of two bounce houses                                                                                 $1,000.00
  20. Food/Drink                    Catering company host each event                                                                              $3,000.00
  21. Cleaning and other materials  Materials like cups,  bleach, wipes, hand soap etc.                                                  $200.00
  22. Total:                                                                                                                                                              $30,000



ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  



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