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AV YouthBuild will fete King Day tomorrow


Advancing Communities Together (ACT) along with  AV YouthBuild (AVYB) will host their Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration Hope and Unity Block Party tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the ACT Community Center, 38626 9th Street East, in Palmdale..

ACT is celebrating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with its upcoming Hope & Unity Block Party.  The  goal is to share with our community members the many educational and community resources available to them within the Antelope Valley. Organizers seek to inspire the members of the community with music, art and local fare. There will be activities for children and families that will speak to social responsibility and engagement in an effort to demonstrate hope and unity in the community.

Community partners and organizations are strongly encouraged to join this very special for this event free of charge. If any organization is interested in participating, RSVP by calling Keela Mastrianni at (661)266-8900.

Antelope Valley YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, leadership and community development. Antelope Valley YouthBuild is unique in offering an accredited high school diploma and hands-on occupational training in Construction, Wildland Fire Technology to low-income youth ages 16-24 years while working toward their high school diplomas. Participants spend six to 24 months in the full-time program, dividing their time between construction and the YouthBuild academic program. AVYB’s participants serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transforming their own lives and roles in society.

“Our focus is to educate and promote social awareness on key issues affecting our young people as they embrace leadership roles in their communities,” said  Olivia Cherry, co-founder and association director of AV YouthBuild.