“Man the Block Party” – A Community Event with Doug E. Fresh Hypes Awareness and Participation in Safe Passage for Students in the District of Columbia and Beyond
Energizing and galvanizing community support to create safer schools and safe neighborhoods through safe passage, individuals working together in a climate of divisiveness
Washington, DC, September 26, 2017 – It is truly the young people that have the greatest ability to change the world for the better, but they need a strong foundation in education and safe environments to thrive in, to change the paradigm this nation is currently experiencing. Man the Block Safe Passage Program seeks to create a diverse collective of individuals from schools, families, businesses, government, civic and faith-based organizations, and the U.S. Armed Forces, to make a substantial and sustainable difference in the ways in which children travel to and from school, without the threat of violence, harassment, crime, or drugs. Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts in partnership with the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. have worked diligently since 2011 to bring about change surrounding safe passage, which resonates deeply in the quality of education a child receives, and ultimately, their future educational outcomes.
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, “Man the Block Party” will take place from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Richard Wright Public Charter School on L Street SE, between 7th and 8th Streets SE. Legendary hip hop artist, Doug E. Fresh will perform at this community event to celebrate youth as the ones adults need to protect and support in their educational pursuits. Man the Block promotes diligently working together to create change in this divisive climate and models for youth positive ways of creating change proactively and cohesively. Dr. Marco Clark, Founder and CEO of Richard Wright Public Charter School, emphatically believes in creating safe and nurturing environments both in and out of school to ensure the highest level of quality education for all children. As a longtime educator committed to helping young people move forward in positive ways, he states, “We believe that every child, in every ward, in every corner deserves a safe
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