CEP offered two free D.C. Youth Action Camps in January to provide programs for youth when the public school system was closed for students. Each day was filled with new activities and experiences. Our youth advocacy workshop was led by Rising Organizers and our Urban planning workshop was led by a Senior Urban Planner. Youth learned so much information about how to influence change in their communities!
The Community Enrichment Project was a proud partner in the FBR Boys and Girls Club 3rd Annual Big Teen Giveback, a yearly event held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. CEP’s youth had a great time engaging youth and seniors during their day of service.
CEP held focus groups with the students across Washington, D.C. to listen and learn about what community and civic engagement means to them. These were such an enlightening experiences!
The Community Enrichment Project hosted a "Super Leaders Read" reading circle at Capitol View Library in Washington, D.C. for ages 8-12. The reading circle was a safe space for young readers to read positive social justice stories, learn about community activism, and think about ways they too can be community leaders.
The second episode of our “Youh Voices Amplified” podcast has been released on Sound Cloud! Listen in to our youth on the “Youth Justice” episode as our teen hosts share their perspectives on the legal system, impressions of the Netflix series on Khalif Browder, and ideas on how to make the youth justice system better. Check it out here: https://m.soundcloud.com/thecepdc/podcast-episode-2-youth
Youth spent the day painting and snacking with DC MPD mentors making their creative pieces come to life. Thanks to our partner, young author Miguel Coppedge, Youth Service America and Hilton’s Tapestry Collection for partnering to make this event a success!