Making A Change Group is launching a Violence Prevention Initiative this summer to encourage youth to focus on fun recreational activities in a safe way. Our new initiative is called VPRYDE, which stands for
Violence-Prevention-Recreation-Youth-Development-Engagement Initiative. The premise is centered around keeping youth engaged in recreational activities to prevent them from going down the path that could potentially lead toward a life of violence.
For the first phase, we have partnered with Painting Freedom and Chester Upland Youth Soccer to distribute Summer Bash Activity Boxes. We plan to distribute 1000 Activity Boxes for Chester Youth this summer. Every box contains art supplies, activities, snacks, and information about youth programs available to students in Chester. Our goal is to distribute these activity boxes to 10 neighborhoods throughout Chester in mid-July.