We’re thrilled to welcome back our Club members who went on a life-changing trip to Washington D.C. Youth from the LaVarnway and North Division Boys & Girls Club who participated in the Can You Hear Us Now? program (CYHUN) visited our nation’s capital recently, learning more about our country’s history and spreading their message of peace.
CYHUN members visited many iconic locations on the trip, including the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Arlington National Cemetery. The group also sang James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The visit to Washington D.C. was well-earned by the CYHUN members, whose “We Are Roses Pushing Through the Concrete” choreopoem filled hundreds of seats at the Milwaukee Art Museum in June. The performance followed up a 2014 documentary film based on the Club members’ experiences with violence in the community. Youth in the CYHUN program take every opportunity to speak out against violence, and can now firmly say their messages of peace have been heard across the country. Congratulations and welcome back, Club members!