This Saturday, we kicked off our Summer of JJP with a Day of Service in collaboration with Operation He’s My Brother at Liberty’s Mass Baptist Church. We were joined by other community organizations such as C-3 Land Cooperative, Millionaire Grind, The Healthcare Institute, Hope for the Hurting Ministries, Save Our Sons and Daughters Inc, and more! Teens had a chance to learn about these great groups and how they can get involved. We are so appreciative to everyone who made this a success!
We followed up that event with three Know Your Rights Theatre Workshops at the Boys & Girls Club of Hickory Hill. We worked with about 100 young people aged 5-15 teaching them about their rights during a police stop. We believe that better informed civilians will have more successful interactions with police when they actually know what their rights are, as opposed to making assumptions based on misconceptions in tv shows and movies. We have a ton of workshops coming up this summer and we are excited to work with kids all over Memphis!
The work of the Juvenile Justice Project does not fund itself and we need your help! You can donate online at https://midsouthpeace.org/g
For more information on the JJP, Know Your Rights Theatre, or how you can get involved contact Faith Pollan at firstname.lastname@example.org