Happy April Crown Heights Family!
March culminated the ending of Women’s History Month where young women of the Mediation Center and the larger community led a day-long women’s event with the help of Youth and Community Clinician, Gerina Davis and Youth Programs Specialist, Soraya Palmer. The event entitled, All Love. All Women. Youth Day, was held at Repair The World from 12-5 on Friday March, 30th.
High School youth from various programs led a series of interactive workshops that were important to them in healing and thinking about themselves as young women in the world.
Two YO S.O.S alumni, Kia Varnes and Karencia Mitchell facilitated a discussion and video-talk back on internalized racism and sexism and how to overcome these obstacles by supporting one another and practicing self-love.
Current YO S.O.S member, Destiny Singleton led a makeup tutorial using another YO S.O.S member, Layla Bell, as her model. The focus of the tutorial was on how to achieve a “full face” (fully made-up) in thirty minutes or less. Basic makeup materials and hand-held mirrors were provided.
Two teen participants from Teens P.A.C.T (Positive Actions and Choices for Teens), a program dedicated to teaching young people about safer sex, facilitated an interactive workshop on consent. Pictured below:
There were also fun-filled activity tables for head wrapping, art making, and games.
The event was attended by close to thirty New York City youth from three Mediation Center youth programs (YO S.O.S, JCP, and AGVYEP) as well as youth from Teens Pact and local high schools.