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PAAN Presents 19th Anti-Violence Volleyball Tournament

The Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network will host our 19th Annual Anti-Violence Volleyball Tournament on Wednesday! Join us on March 16th from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the South Philadelphia High School Gymnasium located at 2101 Broad Street. More than 350 students from a dozen Philadelphia high schools are expected to participate in the round-robin tournament including: Washington High School, Masterman High School, Engineering and Science High School, Academy of Palumbo, Lincoln …Read More

PAAN TV Presents: The “Brotherhood” Series, Webisode 1

(Pictured: Youth Partner Rodney (black jacket) and actors during a scene in the first episode of the “Brotherhood” series.) The Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network presents a new video series called “Brotherhood” in an effort to highlight the real-life situations that our youth partners in the Youth Violence Reduction Partnership experience. YVRP Youth Partner Rodney developed, wrote, directed, produced, and stars in the 5-part series. He along with a team of actors reenact …Read More

PAAN’s 2015 Year in Review: Uplift. Inspire. Transform.

Pictured: Former Youth Partner Jahnira Scere-Jones got a chance to share her success story with youth advocates from around the country this year. PAAN 2015 As 2015 comes to a close we took the time to share some great moments that we experienced individually and collectively. What a powerful, challenging, uplifting, and unforgettable 365 days. As with any year, we here at the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network have had some high …Read More

A Happy Goodbye: Youth Partners Successfully Complete IPS Program

It’s the goodbye that everybody hoped for; four of our youth partners successfully completed our Intensive Prevention Services Program and can now boast a clean record and a fresh start. Youth Partners Lealer, Tomair, Michael, and Tyree were recently honored during various discharge parties for completing the 3-month IPS program. The intervention program focuses on helping at-risk youth ages 10 to 17 with positive development through academic support, social and …Read More

PHOTOS: Youth Partners Help Beautify Neighborhood Eye Sore

Congratulations to all of our youth partners in the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network’s Youth Violence Reduction Program who completed this quarter’s Mural Arts Program’s Restorative Justice Project. For four months seven of our young partners, from the 22nd Police District, worked along with esteemed artists, partners, and staff the Mural Arts Program and Urban Creators Farms, on the “Regeneration” project to beautify an abandoned lot located at 11th and Dakota Streets. …Read More

PHOTOS: Talent, North Philly Life on Display at Youth Art Show

Youth Partners from the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network’s showed their true colors and impressive talent during our first interactive art show and reception. Four young artists from the Intensive Prevention Services program presented “Straight Outta North Philly: The Individual Within the Environment” Art Exhibition Friday evening in the PAAN Annex. The autobiographical exhibit featured more than 30 pieces of photography, abstract art, paintings, and drawings which focused on their life and various …Read More

PAAN Youth Partners to Present Art Exhibit

Please join us as our youth partners from the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network’s Intensive Prevention Services program present “Straight Outta North Philly: The Individual Within the Environment” Art Exhibition. The event will take place this Friday, October 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the PAAN Annex located at 2700 N. 17th Street in the Lehigh Pavilion. The art exhibit will showcase how our youth partners separate who they are from the …Read More

WATCH: PAAN Youth Partners Produce, Get Real in Short Film

Black Crown, a new and compelling docudrama, offers a brief but candid look inside the lives of our youth partners who participate in the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network’s Intensive Prevention Services Program. The poignant film, produced and written by the cast, is an honest look at how they feel about violence, their peers, home life, drugs, policing, and conflict resolution. This project comes from their heart, is spoken in their words, and is …Read More

PHOTOS: PAAN JAM 2015 Back to School Kick-Off

It was one of the most exciting ways to start the new school year -PAAN Jam 2015! More than 300 kids, parents, and friends of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network packed out the Pearl Theatre Wednesday for the annual back-to-school kick-off ; the best one to date. The list of talent and fun was endless. Motivational speakers, health and wellness professionals, singers, rappers, and dance groups rounded out the list of …Read More

Photos: PAAN Communities Unite for National Night Out

Thousands of residents, law enforcement, and community leaders gathered for this year’s festive and fun National Night Out. The Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network is proud to serve youth and families throughout neighborhoods and communities across our great city. We, along with our partnering organizations, hope to make next year even better! Enjoy the galleries!