MLK Senior & Youth Inter-Generational Community Day

MLK Senior & Youth Inter-Generational Community Day

Tiye Thompson organized and gathered together local politicians, leaders, volunteers and citizens for her third annual Martin Luther King Senior & Youth Inter-Generational Community day. It was a day to cater, feed, educate and entertain our seniors in the South Philly area.

A very happy Tiye Thompson greeting everyone.

Guest speaker JoAnn Hodges was very inspiring with her entrepreneurial spirit, wisdom spoken through poetry, and informative chocolate making instructions. She is the owner of Favors for life and she also wrote and published a poetry book. Help support South Philly's own and visit her website Favorsforlife

State Representative Kenyatta Johnson inspired myself as well as the crowd with his story of growing up in South Philly, how he raised above his struggles as he met with adversity and how he overcame to become the man that he is today. His success he stated was credited to the people who believed in him and most importantly the belief he had in himself. He encourage people to contact him and reach out to him personally for any help they may need. CONTACT State Rep Johnson today

The young man in the suit is currently working under State Representative Kenyatta's guidance and mentoring. Mr. Johnson predicts that he will be the next President Obama.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey made a surprise appearance.

Senator Larry Farnese encouraged these types of positive events to bring the community together in selfless acts of kindness for one another, especially inter-generating the youths and seniors. Reach out to Senator Larry's office

A representative from PHACE kept it real with the seniors about HIV and AIDS. No matter how old they are, they can still get infected. They are never to old to get tested for HIV. For more information on PHACE and the rapid testing sites check them out on MYSPACE

The day concluded with entertainment from several local groups.


So today make it a habit to involve yourself and make a difference. Peace and Love.
Superheroes: A Philadelphia Youth Graphic Arts Exhibition

Superheroes: A Philadelphia Youth Graphic Arts Exhibition

I was honored to be able to meet with a great group of people making a difference in the lives of young men and women through art.

"The exhibit is a collection of Superheroes created by Philadelphia youth from across ENPYSC and SEPC Agencies. These youth came together this past summer to develop their artistic and creative skills and to help pilot the development of a community-based, high school credit earning graphic arts program for out of school youth. Their artwork and the conceptual frameworks for community/school partnerships fostering high quality, outcomes driven community programming will be on display January 8 – January 29 at Ryan John Art Salon located at 1050 N. Hancock St, Studio 51 (The Piazza in Northern Liberties)."

Executive Director of ENPYSC (The Eastern North Philadelphia Youth Services Coalition) Eugenio Longoria Sáenz. My brief introduction and conversation with him proved that he is a man with a great sense of humor.

Carlos Cartagena is the "Tech" guy as he referred to himself as. He stated that everyone usually comes together within the organization to make this type of event a successful one. As they say, there is no "I" in team work and this event has proven to be highly successful.

Christina Martin as seen here is assisting with the sales of the comic books. She was very warm, friendly, and helpful. Another great personality within a great organization.

A young artist showing off his artwork.

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