Bed-Stuy is a vibrant community of families, neighbors, community based organizations, resourceful agencies and elected officials that partner to host events that celebrate this fact. Come see for yourself. Attend the 6th Annual Discover Bed-Stuy Neighborhood Resource and Safety Expo on Thursday June 7th from 5:30pm - 8pm. The Expo will be on the Boys and Girls High School campus located at 1700 Fulton Street. Discover Bed-Stuy is a project of the Youth, Education & Safety Task Force. [See flier for more details.]
An important facet that enhances the vibrancy of Bed-Stuy is our young volunteers and their community service. I had the awesome pleasure of working with some 45 young volunteers. The young volunteers worked with me during Bed-Stuy Alive! 2011. Their volunteer shifts were from 7:30am - 6pm. The volunteers were from the 79th and 81st Police Precincts' Explorers, the FDNY Explorers, and the BGHS Athletics Programs. [All of these groups and many more will be represented at the Discover Bed-Stuy Expo.] It was amazing to witness their dedication, teamwork and friendliness while they volunteered at the festival. They actually enjoyed the sometimes laborious work during the full day commitment.
The BGHS Athletics Programs made up 21 of those 45 volunteers that I worked with at Bed-Stuy Alive! 2011. They were both young ladies and gentlemen from the variety of athletic programs offered at BGHS. Since volunteering with me, these athletes and their teammates have been training hard at being champions both on the field and in the classroom. The Track Team won state and national championships. The Basketball team won the PSAL Championship. The young champs accomplished these victories while maintaining and in some cases improving their grades. Their success personifies the “Pride and Joy of Bed-Stuy”.
A celebration of these students will be held on Thursday June 7th after the 6th Annual Discover Bed-Stuy Neighborhood Resource and Safety Expo. A Gala Pep Rally will be dedicated to the enormous achievements of the BGHS students-both academic and athletic. The Gala Pep Rally will be in the BGHS Auditorium from 8pm – 10pm. I encourage the community to come out to cheer for these young volunteers, athletes, scholars and future community leaders. [See flier.]
The Gala Pep Rally is proudly brought to you by the Boys and Girls High School Community Advisory board and the Youth, Education and Safety Task Force. Remember to start the afternoon with the Neighborhood Expo from 5:30 - 8pm. There will be plenty of activities, workshops, a food court, vendors, a kids’ corner and door prizes to keep you occupied until the Pep Rally at 8pm.
Both events are free and opened to the public. Come Discover Bed-Stuy and celebrate the students of Boys and Girls High School "Making the Return to Greatness".