Community Asset Mapping for Children & Teens
In Spring of 2016, FAB YOUTH PHILLY was awarded a grant from The Mayor's Fund to create and facilitate a community engagement project for middle schoolers at the Norris Homes running July 2016-May 2107.
For this middle school project, FAB YOUTH PHILLY pulled together a highly talented team of teaching artists, community activists and youth workers, including: Jennie Shanker, Andrea Walls, Alia Hatch, Mary Baxter, Harvey Hicks, Nathan McChristy, Folasshade Laud-Hammond, and Sannii Crespina-Flores of Do Remember Me!
We all share a passion for this work and each woman brings a unique set of skills. Jennie is an organizer and artist, Folasshade has been leading up the family engagement piece; Sannii lends her film-making expertise, Andrea is a poet & writer, Alia, Mary, Harvey & Nathan supported the weekly workshop facilitation. You can check out our newsletters (#1 & #2) here, which also feature photos taken by the youth participants.