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The Beatbox youth center pilot project ended in June 2003. With the exception of this messege, this website is as it was the day we closed.
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WANTED: 950 People Dedicated to Fairfield's Youth - Friday, February 21, 2003

The doors to The Beatbox did not close as expected on September 30, but the community youth and technology center continues to struggle for long-term sustainability. While The Beatbox has remained open and the Raise the Beat monthly pledge campaign has garnered 45 new donors to the organization, directors Julie Babb and Roland Wells stress that community support and pledges are still needed. The goal of the pledge campaign initiated by a recent letter to the editor is for 1000 people or businesses to commit to a donation of a minimum ten dollars a month. This equates to 950 needed sponsors for the youth who use The Beatbox every day. A monthly pledge ensures that the unique programming in the areas of technology education, entrepreneurship, and recreation will continue to be available to local youth. The time to act is now. As national and state governments continue to devolve support for community organizations, it becomes increasingly invaluable for the community to support local organizations. Individuals or businesses interested in committing a monthly donation can call The Beatbox at 472-9784 or send the donation to PO Box 2065, Fairfield, IA, 52556. If you would like to be fashionable while showing support, t-shirts are available at The Beatbox for $15 dollars, designed by youth entrepreneur Caleb Flynn of BBoy Productions. The Beatbox would also like to extend thanks to all of the businesses and individuals who contributed to the Raise the Beat dance and auction and who have already pledged monthly support to Fairfield's youth.


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