Media Team Creates Stop-Motion for BYP Documentary

The Media Team youth created a claymation stop-motion to be used as an introduction to their documentary series. The 4-5 minute segments of the documentary will feature footage and interviews with each of the BYP groups and will be posted on the BYP website towards the end of summer.

The youth designed and molded original clay characters, then moved the characters in small increments as they took108 photos to be strung together to make the stop-motion film. Though the project was time intensive, the Media Team youth are proud of their final product and enjoyed the process. They also look forward to making more animated creations in the future.

The stop-motion includes the catch phrase “Build It Back Up”, which also appears on the youth-designed BYP T-shirts.                                                 Photos by Sharvel Pulliam

Braddock Seniors Get Moving with Healthy Practices

The Healthy Practices youth kicked off their summer exercise program by leading the residents of The Avenue apartments in some stretches and dance routines. Although the youth and staff had some anticipation about whether the seniors would participate in dancing or enjoy the music selections, the group was put at ease by the enthusiasm and spirit of the senior center community members.

One community member was so excited about doing the “Cha-Cha Slide” that she joined the youth in leading the group:

BYP and The Avenue community members do the “Cha-Cha Slide.”

The residents also requested to learn how to “Dougie”:

BYP Youth teaching seniors how to “Dougie”

The Youth had a great time on their first visit and took requests for new dances and other activities to share with the community in upcoming weeks. They look forward to expanding their program to at least one other senior center this summer.