Congratulations to our youth partners from the Youth Violence Reduction Partnership who recently completed the winter/spring session for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program and the Power Corps Program.
The Philadelphia Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program offers our youth partners the opportunity to develop their skills over six months in the areas of: Wall and Mural Preparation, Restoration Building Repair, Mosaic Tiling and Masonry, Landscaping, and Carpentry.
This year our youth partners participated in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, assisted in installing a mural at John Bartram High School, restored and beautified a study room at the Francisville Recreation Center in North Philadelphia for area children to do their homework, helped to craft a mosaic bench in Maguire Playground, and painted various rooms at the Feltonville Recreation Center. They also received a certification in scaffold training.
Congratulations to Bysill Broggin, Mahayah Harth, Shekera Jones, Darian McCode, Shaquille Palmer, Khalif Santiago, Richard Smalls, Shaquan Smith, Shamiyr Stafford, Samuel Stansbury, Dionta Williams for a job well done.
Some of youth partners completed Cohort V of the Philadelphia Power Corps program. The 9-month program offers intensive job placement support for our youth partners ages 18-26. Participants planted trees, helped revitalize public land, and were connected to meaningful employment, post-secondary enrollment, or continued national service.
Power Corps Cohort V Graduation – Photo Credit: Power Corps
Philadelphia Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program – Photo Credit: Mural Arts
A beautiful mosaic bench located at Maguire playground in North Philadelphia
Feltonville Recreation Center – Photo Credit: Mural Arts