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Event Chairs Julie Livaudais George, Erica Woodley and Semmes Walmsley, Youth Empowerment Project Executive Director Melissa Sawyer and YEP Board Event Liaison Suzanne Rusovich invite you to join them for “YEP Fest” on Sunday, March 11. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this community street festival including “Pedal for YEP” – a series of pedicab races between local businesses – will also include live music, food and much more, all centered around YEP’s offices at 1600 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., and all for free (donations are accepted).
YEP has designed and operated 11 innovative programs at six sites since 2004. The program targets to out-of-school and “disconnected youth” ages 7 to 24 and offers mentoring, adult education/high school equivalency preparation and job readiness training. In the last year alone, YEP served 1,252 people.
For more information, call 522-1316 or visit YouthEmpowermentProject.org.
Pedicab provided by Bike Taxi Unlimited
Special thanks to Tania Dall, Director of Communications for YEP, for all of her assistance
Photographed by Jeffery Johnston