The newest issue of the Watz Up Doc is here. This issue includes articles about a youth-conducted Braddock air quality study, Braddock’s newest business, and a poetry section.
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!
Summer applications for The Braddock Youth Project are now available. Follow the link below to download and print the application.
Applications can also be picked up at:
Braddock Community Cafe
Braddock Employment and Training Center
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.
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.