The Bronx Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) hosted its annual Dr. MLK Celebration and Coat Giveaway. In the wake of chilly temperatures, youth from ages 11-17 discussed the importance of Dr. King’s legacy and shared specific quotes of the iconic civil rights leader and what they mean to them in 2022.

In addition, in the tradition and spirit of caring for one another, YEP partnered up with other CBOs such as Easy Living Shelter, YOURS, Banana Kelly, ICAN Relief, Talented Tenth Team, Wholeness Journey, and Empire

Health to provide over 100 families hot meals for lunch, new coats for everyone, and prepared meals for a week.

A number of families from the Bronx apartment fire were in attendance as were other Bronx families.

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