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Journey 2 Unity’
Renaissance Youth Center hosted ‘Youth Connect:
Journey 2 Unity,’ a free city-wide summer event tour,
on Thursday, August 15 at Mullaly Park. The fi nale
event in the Bronx will also honored fi ve youth, one
from each NYC borough with the Youth Connect Leadership
(below) Members of Youth Connect, the NYPD and NYP
Explorers welcomed everyone to the event.
Young musicians serenaded the audience. Photos by Jewel Webber
(above) Police offi cer Lopez (2nd from r) met with local youth
during the celebration.
(far left) Local youth engaged in a push up competition during
(top left) (l-r) The Youth Connect Leadership Award honorees
were Manhattan and Queens’ Charlie Street, Staten Island’s
Amanda McGarry, Bronx’s Sebastian Fernandez, Queens’ Adriana
Padilla Duran and Brooklyn’s Yiting ‘Kelly’ Su.
(left) Youth Connect members had fun celebrating summer with
the local community.