Resource Race Fundraiser on June 28th!

ResourceCommunityFlyer (1)Join us on June 28th for the Resource Race Fundraiser! All donations collected will be used for scholarships for youth to participate in BYP and for AmeriCorps members terms of service. Made possible from generous donations from Ink Division and Trader Joe’s, the Resource Race Fundraiser will bring together all the friends of KEYS, BYP, and The BCC for an evening full of fun!

BYP Attends Spoken Word Event

The Braddock Youth Project participated in a spoken word event on April 18th sponsored by Propel Braddock Hills High School, “Let’s Raise Our Voices Against Violence”. Fifteen participants from Propel Braddock Hills, Propel Andrew Street, and BYP performed poems on the topics of community violence, bullying, discrimination, and non-violence. Sharvel Pulliam of the BYP media team says that he felt, “nervous at first, but after seeing everyone supporting me and so encouraging, I felt really confident with my poem.”

In preparation for the event, the BYP Media Team watched videos of experienced spoken word artists and researched musical works that they admired for inspiration. They also practiced their performances on stage at the Nyia Page Community Center.

BYP members show support for the performing youth.

BYP members show support for the performing youth.

Sharvel Pulliam looked to poet Maya Angelou and musical artists like Radiohead for the inspiration for his poem "The Waves Roll Tide".

Sharvel Pulliam looked to poet Maya Angelou and musical artists like Radiohead for the inspiration for his poem “The Waves Roll Tide”.

Autumn Wilson performing her piece "Goodbye"

Autumn Wilson performing her piece “Goodbye”

Quadary Jackson performing "Pride"

Quadary Jackson performing “Pride”

BYP Jr. Helps H.O.S.T. Kids Enhance Their Cooking Skills

Kids from the H.O.S.T.  after-school program at Good Shepherd site learn to make breakfast burritos from an AmeriCorps-Health Corps member. This is just the first in a six session series of cooking lessons that will go on throughout the months of March and April.

Kids from the H.O.S.T. program get a mini cooking lesson from an AmeriCorps-Health Corps Member.

On Tuesday, March 19, kids from the H.O.S.T. after-school program at Good Shepherd site began a 6-week long series on cooking.  Their first session included making breakfast burritos. Along with learning to cook, students will practice proper safety rules when working with hot surfaces, sharp objects, and avoiding food contamination.

BYP Jr. members Sonya S. and Ontae S. help cook scrambled eggs for the breakfast burritos.

BYP Jr. members Sonya S. and Ontae S. help cook scrambled eggs for the breakfast burritos.