S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys Project

by Kay Rufai in London, England, United Kingdom

£1,133

raised so far

38

supporters

It aims to empower young Black boys with tools to manage their mental health and also challenge the negative stereotypes of black boys

by Kay Rufai in London, England, United Kingdom

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Timothy Berry 22nd January 2022

I think this is a brilliant cause. One that is much needed to change the stigma around young black men. I fully support this cause and look forward to tell all my friends about it to help raise more awareness to the difficulties that a lot of black youth have to experience today. May this inspire the next generation of leaders and role models both in East London and around the UK. A little heads up, the Instagram link on this site doesn't seem to be working..

Rosie Elphinstone 28th October 2020

I read about the project in Positive News. After years of teaching in schools in London, I love seeing something that represents these boys in the way that I see the overwhelming majority of them; young, sweet, mischievous and funny. There are so few positive representations in the media, this is wonderful. I'll be looking for other ways to get involved!

Angela Obasi 22nd August 2020

The promise and potential of young black men and women is so often overlooked. Let’s shine a light on these gifts through the brilliance of their smiles. Wish you every success with this.

Angela Obasi 22nd August 2020

The promise and potential of young black men and women is so often invisible. Let’s shine a light on these gifts through the brilliance of their smiles. Wish you every success with this

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A digital A5 S.M.I.LE Portrait with a personalised thank you note from the artist.

£500 or more

5 A3 Prints

You will choose any 5 A3 Prints & Thank You Video from participants

£1,000 or more

Exhibition Invite & Name Credits

You will be specially invited to the community exhibition with your name in the sponsor credits on the opening notes. Digital and A4 prints of 3 portraits of choice and a collage print.

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