A poor kid can raise money in a dangerous neighborhood by creating talent shows where people can view and offer him money. The kid should have some writings like "help me advance my talent by contributing some money, which I will use to pay for my school fee".
i thought about and been there done that --- and dont let the Hood Hold you back --- you have to be Very Creative --- now i did things and then i did some more === i just thought of one for you start your Own Mentoring business ------
Try doing chores for those people that you know. Also- tell people about the conservatives slashing many programs for the poor- while this may not put immediate money in your pocket if Mitt wins a lot more people will be destitute