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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 environment that they live which in some cases include drug abuse, violence, and poverty.

“Throughout the summer our youth partners have been working on Mark Goodwin’s “101 Ways of Seeing Yourself”. The book gives fascinating ways to help you discover who you are. Our young people took what they learned and began creating artwork to showcase that,” according to IPS coordinator Lawanda Horton. “They will get to express who they are outside of the environment they were raised in and where they currently are.”

The array of artwork includes photography, abstract art, paintings, and drawings. The exhibit will be interactive and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the work with our talented youth partners. 

Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there and make sure to bring a friend!

PAAN Black LogoThe PAAN Intensive Prevention Services Program is an early intervention program for boys and girls ages 10 to 17 years old who exhibit high-risk or at-risk behaviors. Our team of care managers, counselors and site-based staff work with our youth partners and their families to prevent violence, truancy, to steer participants away from delinquency, and improve school performance.


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