2021 Programming & Initiatives
VIP Grant Award Winners!
Bucks County state Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway and Perry Warren announced Freedom Neighborhood One (FNO) has been approved for a $25,000 grant through the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Grant Program. The grant will fund the FNO Youth Ambassador Program (YAP).
FNO is a nonprofit organization serving family and children in Lower Bucks County.
“This grant will empower students and develop the leaders of tomorrow by creating an environment where open dialogue is used to find solutions to problems encountered by young people,” Davis said. “The positive aspects of YAP include providing students with job skills and also allowing young people to look to and look up to peers for advice and answers.”
YAP is a 16-week program that teaches job skills, decreases unsupervised time, trains students to become experts at their own wellness, and provides conflict resolution skills that can be applied in real-life community environments.
“Violence prevention requires a multi-faceted approach and YAP does a great job pulling it all together to deliver an effective program for the young people of our community,” Galloway said. “I am grateful to see grants like this coming to our community to help our young people succeed.”
Upon completion of the program, youth ambassadors are invited to join the Ambassadors Alumni Network to allow continued interaction.
LEAD-U Youth Ambassador Program
Gun Violence PSA 2021
Credit Recovery Program
June 21- July 30
Many students struggled to receive all of their class credits during the 2020-21 school year due to the pandemic. Freedom Neighborhood One partnered with Bristol Township School District (BTSD) to create a summer credit recovery program to help students stay on tract to graduate on-time. Beyond academic recovery the program, facilitated by majority Truman High School graduates, provided a space for learning beyond the books. Students enrolled in the program developed socio-emotional skills, worked on self advocacy and efficacy, had delicious meals, brain breaks, and visits from a variety of guest speakers.