On Wednesday, March 13th BYP, in collaboration with a group from Winchester Thurston High School, hosted Community Game Night at the Nyia Page Community Center. Participants in the event enjoyed playing Connect Four, Operation, Scrabble, chess, and a wide variety of Wii games. The group of youth from Winchester Thurston donated over 25 games as a result of a game drive they hosted at their school. BYP will continue to hold Game Nights using the donated games. Check our facebook for upcoming events!
The Community Game Night is just the first of a series of collaborations that BYP will work on with youth from Winchester Thurston. On April 19th there will be a volunteer day in the BYP gardens to jump start the growing year. There will be over 40 volunteers from Winchester Thurston along with BYP youth and staff. In anticipation for the summer, we are accepting donations of gardening tools including shovels, hoes, rakes, tillers, hand tools, weed wacker cords, twine, etc. If you would like to donate or volunteer for the event please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Media Team has been busy perfecting their screen printing skills to share with others in the Youth Open Studio every Thursday 3:30pm – 5:30pm in the Braddock Carnegie Library. Teens interested in learning to print their own t-shirts, posters, invitations, and more can learn the art of screen printing from BYP youth!
On January 25th The BYP Media team hosted a Karaoke night in the Braddock Community Center. The event had people coming and going showing off their singing skills! Artists being imitated ranged from Alicia Keys to Michael Jackson to The Beatles, and everything in between. Won’t you join us next time?
The BYP has been the focus of recent articles for The New People, Pop-City Media, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Braddock Youth Project
Pg. 8 - Braddock Carnegie Library organizing a neighborhood print shop
Braddock Community Cafe
Youth developed BCC offers locally grown food
Community cafe opens in Braddock
Feel free to read other articles on The BYP’s full list of press here.
With the new year approaching, we here at The Braddock Youth Project felt it a good time to look back and reflect on all that was accomplished, left unfinished, and will soon require attention! With your support over these past 6 years we have been put on a path to sustain the influence of The BYP for years to come. In June we had a 100% completion and graduation rate for our 7 senior school-year youth.
After all that we’ve accomplished this year it’s hard to pick a few “highlights”. Each seed planted, article written and child mentored helps strengthen our community and our youth and we thank you for supporting us over the last six years. Here are a few things we have done together this year:
Opening of the Braddock Community Cafe
The Braddock Community Cafe!
2nd Annual Collar Greens Cook-Off and Halloween Party
Created BYP Gear, our t-shirt and printing company
Teamed up with GASP and the PITT School of Public Health for air quality research
BYP youth, enjoying the city views, at the lab site adjacent to the
Hot Metal Bridge
Shot, edited and screened a documentary called “Voices of Braddock“
Monica and Dario Soto, BYP Alumni
There are so many things we would like to accomplish in the coming years and you can help us by making a secure donation today. Thanks and have a happy new years!