WHAT WE DO + 10 YEARS ON
Sticking Up For Children works with educational institutions that serve students in disadvantaged circumstances. We provide funding and material goods. We’ve partnered with six Schools in Louisiana and three Schools and one Orphanage in Haiti since November of 2013. 2023 is our 10th-year Anniversary.
In 2023 we've partnered with Ashé Cultural Arts Center and Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, Louisiana and with College Canapé Vert and the Ecole Foyer Espoir and Youpi Youpi schools and the Foyer Espoir Pour les Enfants orphanage in Haiti.
One focus for our monetary and material support since December 2019 is the effort led by College Canapé Vert and its Principal, Madame Marie Marthe Balin Franck Paul, to bring platforms for universal literacy across the 10 Departments of Haiti. This program is named Lèkol Toupatou—Lèkol Toupatou meaning School Everywhere in Haitian Kréyol.
The Haitians’ combined effort has recorded 148 half-hour Video Lessons, based on Mme. Franck Paul’s 243-page textbook Mon Livre Unique. The Video Lessons have begun to be distributed through stickingupforchildren.com and through YouTube. They’re now teaching adults in Port-au-Prince and in Cayes Jacmel to read and to write.
Since 2013, too, SUFC has sponsored 15 Music & Arts Days for students and parents in New Orleans. Also, we’ve sponsored seven Days honoring music-educators and community-service in New Orleans and Louisiana in partnership with the New Orleans City Council since 2015. Among the honored are Tim Green, Germaine Bazzle, Kidd Jordan, WRBH, and WWOZ and all Community-Radio and their DJ show-hosts in Greater New Orleans.
Our Mission is to sustain the ongoing success in education by our Partners’ wonderful students and staff. We equip, fund, celebrate and publicize their achievements. We celebrate, too,
the achievements of musical artists who have served education over many decades!