Wednesday, December 21, 2011

YO S.O.S. On News 12 Brooklyn

Please check out this video from News 12 Brooklyn about the Kingston Winter Windows Project that we recently completed on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights.  Three of the YO S.O.S. Youth Organizers spoke on camera about what the project meant to them. Plus our Program Coordinator, Marlon Peterson, spoke about the connection between beautifying the community and ending gun violence. 

We are proud to represent YO S.O.S., ourselves and our communities in saying NO TO GUN VIOLENCE AND YES TO PEACE.

We wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday season. 

SPREAD PEACE!

To read more about the project from News 12 and to see the video click HERE.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kingston Winter Windows Kicks Off In Crown Heights

The Youth Organizers of YO S.O.S will unveil their “Kingston Winter Windows” tonight. With support from the Kingston Avenue Merchants Association (KAMA) festive storefronts have been designed and decorated by individuals ages 14 – 17 in an effort to beautify the commercial district and promote peace.

The youth organizers and merchants will convene at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center at 430 PM, where they will distribute maps for a walking tour of the storefronts. The theme of the storefronts is “Peace in Crown Heights.” Following the tour, the group will gather with friends and family to celebrate their accomplishments and enjoy seasonal treats provided by KAMA.


DATE:             Monday, December 19th 

TIME:              4:30 PM                                             

PLACE:          Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
                        256 Kingston Avenue  
Brooklyn, NY 11213-3435

Storefronts: 
  • E & S Dry Cleaners 105 Kingston Ave.
  • Arthurine's West Indian 115 Kingston Ave.
  • MS Design & Assoc. 131 Kingston Ave.
  • Crown Heights Development Corp. 254 Kingston Ave.
  • Crown Heights Community Mediation Center 256 Kingston Ave.
  • Kingston Pharmacy 1106 St. Johns Place
  • Basil 270 Kingston Ave.
Celebration: YOasis  
221 Kingston Avenue
(Third floor of Church)

Kingston Winter Windows is a co-production of the Kingston Avenue Merchants Association (KAMA) and YoSOS (Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets). KAMA, with support from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Project (NEP), aims to assist merchants in accessing resources to grow their businesses and support a thriving business community. YoSOS is a youth development program that aims to empower young people to become community leaders and organizers.