Celebrating Black Excellence February 17 Turning Points for Children family event welcomes all

Typical of such family gatherings, Turning Points will offer kids activities, educational
opportunities, and refreshments at its Celebration of Black history on February 17.
Typical of such family gatherings, Turning Points will offer kids activities, educational opportunities, and refreshments at its Celebration of Black history on February 17.

For Southwest families, Turning Points for Children provides vital support services year around. On Monday, February 17, they will also connect with our community through a gala celebration of Black History at 3901 Market Street from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

“The family-friendly event will feature a series of fascinating educational exhibits highlighting key periods in the history of African American presence in this country beginning with the fight for freedom from slavery,” said Jasmine Martin of TP4C. “Exhibits will take young people through the challenging segregation and civil rights periods, the Harlem Renaissance, and the development of historically Black colleges and universities.”

There will also be a sensational performance by the En L’air Dance Group, plus refreshments, raffles, and
crafts tables for children. Partners will be on hand at resource tables with information about workforce
development opportunities, behavioral health, and other helpful services.

Public parking is available nearby, and families can also access the event via the SEPTA #40 Trolley. For more information, visit the website at www.turningpointsforchildren.org

Information for this article was provided by Lois Clayton and Jasmine Walker of Turning Points.

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