King Towers Community Center keeping teens out of the streets by celebrating and giving back for Earth Day
By: Mac-Dege Dessources
The King Towers Community Center is located in Harlem. They have been here for years taking care of the communities children from generation to generation. Since COVID hit New York the center was shut down for a couple of months causing kids to either stay home or find things to do outside. The center opening back up was a challenge according to the director, Iesha Lewis. “During the months of us being closed, I would see teens staying out late, fighting, or even starting up trouble. The center gives them the opportunity to change that.” During my stay in the center teens, parents, and little children have gathered up to celebrate Earth Day and give back essential materials to the community like mask, sanitizer, and etc.
The center continuously gives the youth another direction when it comes to being apart of the community. Opening daily helping them find jobs, hobbies, and the time to be with their friends without having to worry of something bad happening. King Towers Community is still open ready to take anyone from any age- hoping to spread love and positivity throughout the community.