As you probably know, I am helping to put together a charity bowling party for this Saturday for the Urban Youth Association’s Rising Stars Program, a group I work with throughout the year. As you also know, there is currently an impasse in the state budget. These two things are related. Money we thought we were getting for this program has not been OK’d, and we don’t know if we’ll get it or not. Therefore we need a good turnout on Saturday to ensure that we can continue running this program and others like it at the Marian Anderson Center. Your help is vital.
The teens have been working on a number of things during the summer program. We learned about Chinatown then took a tour of it to learn more, we studied science then went to the Franklin Institute, and we studied mummies and Ancient Egypt and then went to the Anthropology Museum. They’ve written extensively, and Garbo and BMT have been helping the guys with their math skills. To learn more about the program, and to see some of their writing, click here. They are not huge writing fans yet (I wasn’t either when I was 14) but if you wouldn’t mind leaving a comment on some of their entries so they know people are reading it, it would be awesome (Please no profane or smartass comments. Make those on this site all you want, but not that one). I think that once they see that people care what they have to write, they’ll be more excited about it.
The Rock ‘n’ Bowl party is Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., and runs until 11:30. There will be bowling, live music by Kristy B and the South Philly Yoots, and beer. All for only $20. 100% of the proceeds go to the Urban Youth Association. It goes down at St. Monica’s Lanes on 16th and Shunk (for a map go here). If you take the Broad Street Line, get off on Oregon, walk one block North and then Two blocks west. Easy Peezy. Hope to see you there. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.