About BOV

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Become One Voice’s mission is to empower youth in the community to use their time and talents to make a difference in our local and glabal communities. Because of having such a broad mission our projects take many forms based on what is relevent and needed in our communities with a heavy emphasis on literacy as that is the first step of empowerment! 

We do more than fundraise and give the proceeds to other charities, although that is part of it and more importantly, how we ultimately got our start. 

The evolution of Become One Voice has gone from merely having fun while fundraising to teaching others to do the same while along the way aquiring skills that will benefit one throughout his or her entire life. Projects change with each year and are geared to youth reaching out to youth for greater impact and involvement, which is why our most popular event is the CONEX Comic Con and Exotic Animal Expo. With this event we take pop culture and animal related events to a whole new level. With this one event we have been able to help multiple non-profits: Make-A-Wish, Happy Critters Animal Rescule, Cali-Fid Bird Sanctuary, Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, California Turtle and Tortoise Club and many more. 

Think about what goes into an event like this; imagine the planning and effort our local youth have to put into it. Thousands of combined hours using all kinds of skill sets such as communication with businesses through written correspondance, person to person interviews to establish business partneships and more. Then there is logistical planning; tables, chairs, reserving hotel rooms, transportation, and meals for the celebrities, advertisement (social media, print media, radio PSA’s and so on). It is a huge undertaking that builds confidence in all who participate. 

In addition to CONEX events, we have several other projects which include newly inspired scholarships for students in the 8-12 age range and then again in the 13-18 age range. 

In addition to that we have recently produced a comic book, Spectacular Signs, a story about a deaf heroine who uses American Sign Language (ASL) as a means of casting her spells. Winners of the Lawrence G Smith Writing Contest will become officially published authors as the winning entry will be published in the following issue of Spectacular Signs. 

Then there is our Compassionate Cos-Playing where we go to hospitals to visit children as their favorite Characters. This teaches compassion. 

When youth are empowered to think, create, and write about experienced that stir the heart, we have given them all the tools they need to experience success in life and ultimately to continue to give back, generously, of their time and talents to their local and in some cases global communities.

With your help we can all make a difference. We can change the world! BELIEVE!

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