Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker for the New York City Council, has always been a steadfast supporter of the youth in her district. Every year, one way that support takes shape is in the Step Up, Speak Out, Take Action East Harlem Youth Fair, which took place outside of our East Harlem Center last week. Her office presented it in conjunction with the El Barrio/East Harlem Anti-Violence Task Force.
The heat was on, but that didn’t stop the kids from coming out. They were able to learn about all the resources available to them in the neighborhood, including martial arts classes, law enforcement youth programs, as well as a number of anti-violence programs. Also, our Go!Healthy team was on the block along with members of the Keystone Club that operates out of East Harlem Center.
Great day for young people, great day for East Harlem.