We are presently moving forward with a plethora of exciting activities that shall be coming to fruition in the coming weeks, and it is my distinct pleasure to tell you a little bit about them here!
1. Post Cards from Braddock
The Media Team youth have been working on screen-printed postcards featuring scenes from around Braddock. We are currently at the final stages and should have these completed within the next couple weeks.
I know what you’re thinking: “How can I acquire one of these postcards?” I’m so glad you asked!
An example of the postcards, pre-screen printed.
2. The BYP Etsy Store
We will be debuting a BYP Etsy Store in the very near future; the previously-mentioned postcards should be the first items available for purchase. In addition, we will be selling artwork selections produced by members of BYP over the years from our archives.
This wonderful piece, created by Autumn Wilson, will soon be available for purchase.
3. Youth Spotlights
We are conducting video interviews with all of the BYP youth; they have been learning about video production, three-point lighting, and editing. We anticipate featuring one spotlight a week, beginning in the very near future.
Inaam Salik adjusting to the intense brightness of three-point lighting.
These are just a few of the exciting projects we have planned! Keep an eye on this space!
Hello from Braddock Youth Project Media Team! Kat here, just wanted to let you folks in on what the media team has been doing lately! We have been busy bees in the screen printing lab as well as out in the community of Braddock photographing away!
@ BYP media we just finished up last month christmas cards for sale @ our etsy, which we are still working out the kinks in that.
In order to prepare to do these projects the youth go around Braddock and photograph. They really have such a unique eye. Here are some more of their pictures!
Thanks for checking in! BYP Media team is always working on new and fresh projects! Right now we are screen printing postcards and those will be up soon!
Here is a volunteer opportunity from Braddock Youth Project! Come to the Nyia Page Community Center for an evening of cutting, sewing and pinning t-shirts to make comfy quilts for the homeless. No sewing experience necessary!
Help out Braddock Youth Project by donating your unwanted t-shirts! There will also be volunteer opportunities to help make the t-shirt quilts. Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
BYP hosted our annual Collard Greens Cook Off on November 15. Here are some photos from the event!The Community Center was festooned with green and yellow pennants, and every table was graced with a bouquet of flowers. Best of all was the smell of hot, delicious comfort food.Eleven cooks brought eight different Collard Greens recipes, ranging from sweet to salty to spicy. For $5, attendees could sample each dish, and then vote for their favorite. The BYP youth supplied side dishes to complement the salty, savory greens, including Mac and Cheese, mashed potatoes, corn bread, cookies and sweet tea.The event also featured a raffle and silent auction. Raffle prizes included tickets to the Zoo, the Warhol, the Children’s Museum, and a gift basket full of toys from the movie Frozen. The auction was composed of tickets to the Opera, the Symphony, a gift basket from Brew Gentlemen, as well as pieces of artwork, some made by local artists in Braddock, and a few screen prints by the BYP youth.We want to give a special thank you for the generous donations we received. Thank you to the Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh Opera, Brew Gentemen, Cindy McCune, Nancy Shelton and Braddock Redux.Once the votes were in, we saw that the results were very close. In fact, we had a tie for second place, between Ferry Thankful Greens by Kimmy and Chris Ferry and Growing Up Green by Fairless, brought to us by Valerie Alchier and Jeff Millner. First place went to a returning champ, Rachelle Mackson and her Sweet Sally’s greens. Thank you to our other participating cooks: Jackie Page-Heidelberg, Ben Frazier, Rev. Samuel Thomas, Alice Leibowitz, and Joyce and Brendan Renne. Thank you to everyone who came to the event and made it a success!