Alexander Simmons Pushes for Literacy/Creativity through Comics, Could Use a Hand to Expand to AFRICA!!!
NYC-BASED KIDS COMIC CON INVITED TO SENEGAL, AFRICA FINANCIAL SUPER-HEROES NEEDED
If you found out about a great program that has helped kids in three regions of the U.S. expand their literacy and self-esteem, would you help it keep growing? For almost five years now, Alex Simmons and his Kids Comics Con have brought kid-friendly comics and their creators together with New York City kids who otherwise might never see them. Doing so has encouraged a love of reading, improved literacy, and, most importantly, given kids license to imagine, to think, and to create.
After four years of growing success, Simmons was asked in 2009 to take his KCC show on the road, and that’s what he did, bringing the “KCC Road Show” to the snowy hills of Buffalo, New York and blazing beaches of Miami, Florida. Both events were great successes.
Now the Kids Comic Con has been asked to bring the KCC Road Show to over 700 students, their families and the community of the Senegalese American Bilingual School in Senegal, Africa on December 1st, 2010. The American Cultural Center in Senegal wants to send him to additional cities there, potentially expanding the impact this project could have.
Simmons wants to deliver to Africa what he’s done for American kids, but he has been forced to confront the Dr. Doom of today’s economy: financing. To make this positive experience happen, Simmons has setup an online fundraiser on a web site called Kickstarter.com. Simmons reports this project will be funded, but only if he and his team can raise at least $19,616 by 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16. “Like one of those comic book death traps of old, the clock is ticking, and the rope holding the deadly blade above this project’s head is starting to fray,” Simmons said.
So the Kids Comic Con is calling all financial super-heroes to assemble, ride to the rescue, swing in at the nick of time, and otherwise save the day by helping to fund a worthwhile international exchange of ideas.
To make a pledge go to the KCC web site at: http://www.kidscomiccon.com/, and click on the Kickstarter link on their home page. Or go to http://www.kickstarter.com/ and type “Kids color” in the SEARCH PROJECTS box. You can also find links on the Kids’ Comic Con Facebook Page.
And for additional information please contact Alex Simmons at: Alex@KidsComicCon.com.
Alexander Simmons, who you may know from his great work on Archie comics, has been promoting literacy and creativity through comics for several years now and is one of the true good guys in the biz. If you can offer some support, please do. I know I will!