For Immediate Release
April 25, 2012
305-751-1295 ext. 139
(BPRW) TACOLCY TEENS RE-INTRODUCE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL AT MURAL UNVEILING THAT HONORS HOW THEY SEE COMMUNITY & THE MEMORY OF A FALLEN CLASSMATE
(BLACK PR WIRE) – APRIL 25, 2012 - (Miami, Florida) – Teens have used art to express themselves and how they feel about their community on the newest mural in Liberty City being unveiled today, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 6 p.m. by the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at TACOLCY, at the center, 6161 N.W. 9th Avenue in Miami.
The brand new mural on TACOLCY’s front wall is drawn around the theme “What Community Means to Me.” It includes scenes that depict various aspects of how teens see their community as well as a memorial portrait the council wanted to include as a way to honor the memory of a teen whose life was ended by gun violence last year. The teen’s family will be present at the unveiling.
This event is one of the first in a series of monthly events that will be hosted by the council at TACOLCY. Upcoming projects include: a monthly Let’em Know Café Evening, a College Readiness Fair and a Students’ Rights Workshop.
For more information about Youth Café Weekend or for media credentials, contact Isheka Harrison at 305-751-1295 ext. 139 or email email@example.com. To learn more about TACOLCY, its signature programs and services, or how you can get involved, visit www.tacolcy.org.
ABOUT BELAFONTE TACOLCY CENTER, INC:
TACOLCY Center, Inc. is one of the largest youth and family service non-profits in Greater Miami. For over 46 years, the agency has been offering diversified services to youth, their families, schools, and other agencies, particularly around low income community issues and in the underserved minority community. TACOLCY has a long history of independent and collaborative community outreach and reaches over 2,000 children, youth and families annually. It has served over one million people since its inception. For more information, visit www.tacolcy.org.
ABOUT THE YOUTH CAFÉ AT TACOLCY:
The Youth Café at TACOLCY is a large group of students who create, develop and execute projects that will positively impact their generation. It is a way for teens to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment. The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of youth, ages 13-19, responsible for recruiting and leading the Youth Café. They are charged with facilitating meetings, organizing events and peer development.
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