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PAAN Youth Partner Spotlight: Keith

This month we are putting the focus on our Intensive Prevention Services youth partner, Keith, who recently got a chance to take in a Philadelphia 76ers game.  Keith along with his stepfather had a blast as the Sixers played the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center! Philly lost but Keith won when he got a chance to meet Sixers’ point guard Isaiah Canaan (well his cardboard cut out at …Read More

PAAN Youth to Host 1st Album Release Party

Our Intensive Prevention Services youth partners will host their first ever album release party on Thursday! Come and witness the creative side of our amazing young people during the “Change is Royal” event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the West Kensington Ministry located at 2140 N. Hancock Street. For several months our partners have diligently worked on original music for the project thanks to the creative direction of …Read More

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

February 2016: PAAN Celebrates Black History Month

The Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network honors and celebrates the achievements of black men and women throughout history during the month of February.  We salute those pioneers, both past and present, who have paved the way and changed the world. Read More: Our History We’ve also put together a few links to help you join in the celebration of various events happening in our area : Year Round MLK Day of Service …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