No Justice, No (Inner) Peace!
Organization: Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
Project Name: No Justice, No (Inner) Peace!
Project ID: 151
Neighborhood/Communities that the project will serve: Citywide
Project Description: We propose to host a full day hybrid virtual/in-person mental health conference organized and led by youth. Hosted in the Bronx and open to teens from across the City, the conference will include a wide variety of activities, performances, art projects, and presentations related to maintaining good mental health.
The conference will be organized by youth from KHCC’s Youth Leadership Councils. To prepare, youth will conduct research, identify presenters, develop activities, and create a social justice film. Teens will also reach out to other youth-serving not-for-profit organizations across the Bronx to solicit films, art projects, and performances to be included as part of conference offerings.
The year 2020 brought an onslaught of new challenges—the grief of losing loved ones to COVID-19, the stresses of social isolation under the pandemic, the perpetuation of racial injustice and the killing of Black men and women by the police. The compounded stress and anxiety of all this is extremely deleterious to young people’s mental health and wellbeing; we must do more to support them.
What Youth are saying about the organization: Our participants say that our Teen Center is a safe space for them and the staff is welcoming, encouraging, and open-minded.
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