Pennington Street Block Party Puts Youth Center Stage on April 26
365 days a year: Young people make our world a better place to live. Every April we make the time to celebrate that fact!
Join us as we launch Global Youth Service Day in Southern Arizona with a lively downtown street party. City High School invites the community to our 5th annual Pennington Street Block Party on Friday, April 26 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Join in the fun as we showcase and celebrate the many creative and productive ways young people are making a difference in their community! Enjoy live music, dramatic performances, street art, food trucks, DIY craft vendors, and lots of activities and exhibits for all ages.
Add a piece to the Ben’s Bells ‘Be Kind’ mural installation … Test drive a student-designed video game … Make an urban map … Listen to youth-produced radio stories … Make art, buy art, watch art … Enjoy teen music talent … Have a bite to eat … Conduct an experiment … Learn about our new neighbors: UA Downtown … Help paint the Math Bus … Decorate your bike for Cyclovia … Plant a seed … Hang out in the Sustainable City Project’s “parklet” … Have fun, learn lots, be inspired … Meet elementary school children, middle schoolers, and high school students who want to share what they know with you!
In addition to City High School students and staff, exhibitors and performers include young people and adults from over three dozen community organizations that offer young people many ways to make an impact on their world. For a complete list of participants, visit the event webpage: http://cityhighschool.org/community/blockparty.
The Pennington Street Block Party is hosted by City High School, with generous support from this year’s event sponsors: Zócalo Magazine, Downtown Tucson Partnership, 2nd Saturdays Downtown, UA Downtown, Paulo Freire Freedom School, MEB Management, Reilly’s Craft Pizza, KXCI Community Radio, and Youth Service America.
City High School is a small public charter school with a focus on civic engagement located in downtown Tucson. Learn more: http://cityhighschool.org
Global Youth Service Day is an international event established in 1988 that mobilizes millions of youth to positively impact their community. The Pennington Street Block Party is a signature event for GYSD in Tucson, along with the Girl Scouts ‘Girls & Women of Distinction Celebration‘ on Saturday 4/27 and Cyclovia on Sunday 4/28. Learn more: http://www.gysd.org
Event Contact: Carrie Brennan, City High School