[EVENT] YouthBuildPhilly (@YouthBuildPhily) – Martin Luther King Jr Service & Showcase
Says Zuri (Instructor at Youth Build Philly)
MLK Day is one of the biggest days of nationwide
community service. While most of us are off from school or work, many
schools, community centers, and nonprofit organizations get much needed
renovations and donations through the service done on this day.
YouthBuild is a second chance program for 18-21 year old high school
drop outs to obtain diplomas and vocation certifications. All of our
students are AmeriCorps members so we spend MLK Day serving the
community. This year on Monday, January 21st, 2013, (MLK Day) YouthBuild
Philly will be taking over Longstreth Elementary School in south-west
Philly from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a revitalization project. The project
includes maintenance-painting, mural painting, and smaller projects to
produce donations for other community organizations.
The service portion of our day will be from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and we would
like to formally invite you to join us for service! The service
activities will include painting & gardening projects as well as smaller
in-classroom service projects.
From 1 p.m.-3 p.m. there will be a showcase in the school auditorium,
including not only local Philly artists, but also student performers. We
hope that after all your hard work & a lunch break, you will stay with
us to see the amazing talents at the free showcase held on-site in the
I know I have said a lot, however, if you choose to join us, I promise
my following emails will not be as lengthy (haha). Please click the link
to sign up to volunteer. Within the form, you will see the opportunity
to choose preference for specific activities and also the option to
recommend additional on-site projects. All recommendations within reason
will be considered. Please be flexible and open in the case that you do
not get your preferred activity. Lastly, be advised to look out for
those activities which indicate special attire recommendations.
As we arrive closer to MLK Day, additional information on arrival &
check-in times will be sent out to the email list developed through the
signup link above. On behalf of YBPhilly, we thank you in advance for