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'Give Back' Video Inspires White Plains Students

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Scott Pierce of White Plains asked a group of White Plains students assembled at the Reckson Center on Monday to join the Give Back for Kids Campaign , before screening a music video that Enori Jefferson, 16, said "grabbed my attention."

The campaign, co-founded by Pierce and Hosea Givan II, is designed to inspire children and adults to give back. Givan and Pierce helped create the "Give Back" music video, and will screen it in 26 cities across the U.S., and in South Africa.

"I can't tell you how important it is to me to see people being active in our community in terms of giving back, volunteering," Pierce said. "It takes more than a village to raise a child, it takes a community."

Pierce said he has lived in White Plains for 20 years, and his three children have been a part of the Youth Bureau for years. While talking to its director, Frank Williams, one day, Pierce mentioned the new campaign and its music screening tour. Williams asked to have them screen it in White Plains, and Pierce agreed and made White Plains the second stop on the music tour.

The first stop was in Philadelphia last week.

Enori Jefferson was one of several students of various ages who won Give Back T-shirts for answering questions about the music video, sung by Xavier Lewis, following the screening.

"I thought it was really inspirational," said 14-year-old Daniella Oria of White Plains.

Lewis was a contestant on the third season of "America's Got Talent."

"Having our young people here to watch what we hope will be a historic campaign is invaluable," Givan said.

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