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Renaissance Youth Council hosts ‘unity tour’ to promote community involvement

The tour events are on Wednesday evenings.

The Renaissance Youth Council will host events this

The Renaissance Youth Council will host events this summer to encourage others like them to get involved in their communities. Photo Credit: Nicole Brown

A group of Bronx teens who hope to inspire their peers to be more involved in their communities will hold its first "unity tour" event Wednesday evening, after two previously scheduled events were canceled due to rain.

The “Youth Connect: Journey to Unity Tour” was organized by the Renaissance Youth Council, which promotes positive change through community service and participation in community board and local NYPD precinct meetings. Made up of teens and young adults ages 13 to 24, the council is hosting the tour to encourage youth to have similar involvement in neighborhoods across the city.

“It’s pushing the potential out of them to be the next political leaders, to be the next great artist, to be the next inspiration or role model to the younger generation that feels like they don’t have hope,” council member Damarilee Alvarado, 21, of Morris Park, said at a May meeting.

All the events, featuring speakers and music, will take place on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Here are the dates and locations of the tour:

-July 25: Rufus King Park in Jamaica (canceled due to rain)

-Aug. 1: Betsy Head Park in Brownsville (canceled due to rain)

-Aug. 8: Jackie Robinson Park in upper Manhattan

-Aug. 15: Tappen Park in Stapleton

-Aug. 22: Mullaly Park in the west Bronx

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