New Mural Alert!!
We would like to give a big thank you to @Colorchrome_Atl and @CreativesPro for sponsoring the signage for our brand new drop in location at the @ Promise Center. #Tcpatl resident @Tindel created this piece with the input of the SSYP youth and staff, and installed this custom hand cut mural in our new drop-in center with our interns. It turned out to be awesome! Check out some shots from the process. #trusttheprocess #art #streetsmart #artofcommunity
2017 Summer Series!!!
Since 2003, Street Smart Youth Project, Inc. has engaged youth and young adults in structured, fun, alternative activities, and this summer is no different! We have planned an entire summer series of events filled with positive and action packed activities for our Street Smart members. Keeping youth active during out of school time allows them to stay focused on the positive and avoid engaging in risky behaviors. Check out some pictures from our fun summer!
SSYP 2017 Graduates
We are extremely proud of all the 2017 graduates, especially members of our Street Smart tribe. We have watched our youth work hard, overcome challenges and reach milestones this school year. The future is looking bright for our youth and SSYP wishes them much success as they continue their education and begin new journeys of exciting careers.
Dry Party 2017: The Lituation!!
This year we hosted our 6th annual teen Dry Party! It was the biggest and best Dry Party to date! Students from all over Atlanta came out to have a good time without drugs, alcohol , and tobacco! This years special guest, Joe Gifted, came through and performed his hit single “Water.” With DJ Jelly on the 1’s and 2’s, a few guest performers, a live band, and FREE food and our signature “mocktails” this was a night to remember!!
College Tour 2k17!
For spring break this year SSYP took a group of young men and women on a three-day college tour. We visited Fort Valley State University, Valdosta State University, Savannah State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and University of South Carolina Beaufort. During our college tour we were able to expose our youth to different campuses and college atmospheres that they have not experienced before. Take a look at some of the pictures from our trip!
In December 2016, Street Smart Youth Project closed out the year with a holiday drive!! Our very own King Santa delivered gifts and holiday cheer to youth and families throughout the communities we serve. Here are some highlights!
Youth Development Retreat – Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe!!!
Street Smart Youth Project held a six week summer drop-in program in Vine City. The drop-in program featured our HIV Prevention evidence based curricula, swimming, music making, as well dance and mentoring workshops.
Dry Party 2016
Our 5th Annual ‘Dry’ party for Atlanta area teens. Showing them an alternative way to party without drugs and/or alcohol. We had a GREAT time partying with Team Twin as well as live music from John & Surround Sound. And of course the one and only DJ Jelly!!
Yes WE Can Pt. II
Street Smart Youth Project came out to work with the English Ave Neighborhood Association Public Safety Committee to decorate trash can holders to be placed throughout the English Ave Community.
Quarterly Regional Meeting
Our Project Coordinator Tamica Moon presenting during the Region 3 provider meeting. Updating other providers in our region on our current status regarding the Underage Drinking Prevention project we are currently engaged in.
Street Smart Youth Project 2015 Youth Development Retreat!! #MindBodySpirit
During this 4 day retreat, the youth were involved in activities and enrichment that challenged them to think critically in an environment that was conducive to growth, understanding and self-awareness.
Below are the highlights from the trip!!
Becoming A Responsible Teen (BART) at Maynard Jackson High School
Enjoying a day at Maynard Jackson High School facilitating BART, our evidence based HIV Prevention curriculum.
Red Ribbon Week 2015
Street Smart conducted Red Ribbon Week activities at Harper Archer Middle School. The youth were engaged in an activity where they identified objects, ideas and relationships they valued. They were then placed in small groups and challenged to describe and present
how these values would be put at risk by the use of drugs and alcohol.
SSYP’s 4th Annual Rally for Prevention and Recovery!!
Annually, Street Smart Youth Project Inc. attempts to interrupt the negative drug and crime activity on one of English Avenue’s busiest intersections!! We rally together, promoting prevention and recovery efforts for community members, while facilitating access to valuable resources!! Despite the weather, we had a great event, check out some pictures.
LifeSkills Training at Y.E.S.
Youth Board On The Move
Highlights from our Youth Advisory Board’s (YAB) summer activities. The members of the YAB played their part in helping to effect underage drinking policy change, engaged in community service, went on week long college tour to Florida, assisted in distributing condoms and HIV Prevention information throughout Atlanta and even managed to catch a Falcons pre-season football game … WHEW!!
Annually Street Smart hosts a ‘Dry’ party for Atlanta area teens. The purpose is to show them an alternative way to party without drugs and/or alcohol. As always we had a great time with a special performance by Freco and Merlo, performing their hit single ‘Drop’. With sounds from the one and only DJ Jelly!!
On December 1st Street Smart Youth Project screened the film ‘It’s Not Over’ at the Young Adult Guidance Center. The film follows three individuals, two of which are living with HIV. One who lives in a country with an unknown, but projected very high rate of HIV. Following the film there was a lively discussion regarding the film, highlighted by the youth being candid with ways they will start or continue to protect themselves and others.
SSYP’s 2014 Youth Empowerment Retreat