Exciting things are heating up this month! We said goodbye to our school year and hello to new opportunities and basketball.
Our garden is starting to shape up beautifully. On Juneteenth, we will have a packed schedule of festivities.
We hope to see you at the Center soon!
6/8 New Directions Year End Party
We celebrated our last day of New Directions for the school year yesterday, and it was so special to all be together at the Center in person. We asked the kids and coaches what made them proud from working together this year, and here are some of their answers:
- “We learned about empowerment and social justice.”
- “My coaches helped me with math when I didn’t understand.”
- “I became a stronger reader.”
- “We had fun together.”
We could not be more proud of our bright and amazing students, their families, and our incredible teachers and volunteers. Their resilience, dedication, and love for one another made this unprecedented school year so special and one to celebrate!
6/6 Basketball Kickoff
5/26 Year-end M.O.B.B.Y. Celebration
We wrapped up our first full school year with our M.O.B.B.Y. program (Mentoring Our Black and Brown Youth).
Our guest speaker was Omar Saunders who spoke to the young men about career choices and financial literacy. Omar is the Head of Investment Grade corporate research for the Vanguard Group. Omar was the starting point guard for William Penn High and Columbia University in the 90’s.
We also had pizza and ended the night with a trip to the Sixers game! We’d like to thank all of our speakers, volunteers, and attendees