WHO: The Man The Block Safe Passage Program (www.mantheblock.org), established in 2011, promotes safe passage for all DC students through coordinated and collaborative efforts of schools, city government, civic organizations, and whole communities.
WHAT: With the increase of violence in DC, including against DC school students, the Man The Block CITYWIDE Event is an opportunity to join and help promote this important initiative. The goals are to:
- Create the visible presence of a multitude of concerned, caring, and encouraging adults from various sectors of community, instilling a sense of safety, community, and citizenship across DC for youth.
- Promote greater awareness of, and address the need for, a community call-to-action for Safe Passage for ALL DC youth.
- Model for young people positive youth development through community responsibility, participation, and collaboration throughout the city.
- Increase sustained volunteerism for the Safe Passage Program for schools around the city.
WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2016, during school dismissal times (approximately 1-2 hours). There will also be a culminating closing event at 6:30-8:30pm, Location TBD.
WHERE: The goal is to have volunteers at and near schools throughout the District.
EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS: Click here [PDF]
HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED:
Call (202) 388-1011
Visit 770 M Street, SE, Washington, DC
Join a MTB Planning Conference Call (Tuesdays at 1:30pm, (641)-715-3276, Code 769949)
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- After fatal stabbing, mission shifts to keeping commute safe for students in Deanwood (WUSA9, Apr. 13, 2016)
- Volunteers ‘Man the Block’ to keep DC kids safe (WUSA9, Aug. 31, 2015)