The Possibility Project’s Youth Justice Program (YJP) is available to your youth right now! The YJP will bring court-involved youth together to write and perform an original Off-Broadway musical based on the stories of their lives and their ideas for change. They will receive professional level training in the performing arts as well as participate in valuable workshops on leadership, conflict resolution, community engagement, and more. Rehearsals will be held at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th St.) every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 pm beginningAugust 25th. The performance will take place in February 2016. Train fare and snacks will be provided.
The Project is currently recruiting young people ages 15-20 who are (or have been) court-involved to participate in this exciting opportunity. If you have two or more young people interested in participating, the Possibility Project will travel to your location to meet them and present the YJP to them; if you have an individual youth who would like to participate, please contact Kenny Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-924-9204 so that he can arrange a time to meet. Recruitment is open until August 31.
The Pinkerton Foundation has been supporting the truly transformative work of the Possibility Project for a few years now to work with young adults in foster care. They are now expanding their wonderful programming to young people who are court-involved. Please think about who might be interested and get them engaged. They will not regret the experience.
Thursday, August 13th – 6pm
677 Lafayette Avenue between Marcy Ave. & Tomkins Ave (in front of the Magnolia Tree Earth Center)
Info and Questions: Contact Derick Scott, Outreach Supervisor, SOS Bed-Stuy 347 734-4622
There will be a gathering of members and supporters of the New York City violence prevention community for a celebration of the life and work of our fallen colleague, Willis Young. Willis was a Hospital ER Responder at Kings County Hospital Center with KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative). S.O.S. Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy staff worked closely with him and his KAVI colleagues at the hospital for over two years.
The plan is for dignified massed walk by candlelight from Lafayette and Tomkins to Restoration Plaza where we will gather in memory of Willis.
In a tragic turn of events, beloved friend, brother, son and KAVI Hospital Responder, Willis Young, sustained multiple stab wounds two weeks ago. He succumbed to his injuries on Monday, August 3rd. Willis “Young” Young will be greatly be missed by everyone he touched with his spirit and determination to help those around him.
Willis Young’s funeral will be hosted at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 12noon on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (1927 Fulton Street (And Howard), Brooklyn, New York 11233). Viewing and visitation begins 10AM. Internment at Cypress Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the The King Young Fund.