On July 7, 2012 The Brownsville Youth Court set up a Face Painting station and turned the young kids into characters of their choice at the Pitkin Summer Plazas. A fun day was had by all. The Pitkin Summer Plazas is annual event sponsored by The Pitkin Avenue BID, the Brownsville Partnership, and Shoppers World. Pitkin Avenue went car-free from Strauss Street to Amboy! Activities included games, fitness classes, and educational resources for the youth.
On August 7, 2012, the Brownsville Youth Court participated in the 73rd Police Precinct’s annual National Night Out Against Crime event at Betsy- Head park. The Youth Court members interacted with Brownsville’s youth population with a ball toss game. Each young person was given two opportunities to win a gold medal. In addition, the members encouraged fellow peers to avoid violence by handing out “Peace” buttons.
Brownsville Youth Court members with police dog, Scruff McGruff.
|Youth Court member, Tynesia, engaging a young person from Brownsville.|
COMMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
On August 8, 2012, the Groundswell Mural Project, in collaboration with the Center for Court Innovation and the Student Farm Project, worked to complete a mural on at 514 Rockaway Ave.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
On August 10, 2012, Youth Court members visited our community service partners at the True Holy Church Food Pantry. The members packed over 200 bags of food to be handed out to local residents in need.