Monday, June 24, 2013


Bronx Youth Empowerment Program &
Council Member Andy King
Celebrate the Graduating Youth of the
12 District of the Bronx
On Saturday, June 22, 2013 graduating students of the 12th District were honored for their academic achievements at a graduation party organized by City Council Member Andy L. King and the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program. The community was instrumental in helping put the event together, from the volunteers who helped set up to Ms. Cynthia Richardson, President of the Board of Directors for the Surrey apartment complex, who agreed to host the event. There was much food to be had and music to be enjoyed as proud parents and graduates alike gathered to enjoy the festivities. As a special treat the, 5th grade Jazz Ensemble of P.S. 76, all graduates themselves, showcased their talent under the direction of Music Instructor Ms. Jessica Parr. Thanks to the Councilman's efforts, the school had just recently been allocated 10,000 dollars for their music department. Before this development, students were required to rent their own instruments, a feat which was no small struggle for many families of musically inclined children.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

City Hall Here We Come...

Council Member Andy King Brings New Hope To The
12th District... Bill De Blasio!

City Council Member Andy L. King held a Jobs Rally today in the Bronx, just opposite the Gun Hill Road subway station located at White Plains Road. During the rally, Council Member King spoke to citizens and workers, both union and non union, of the 12th District. He along with fellow elected officials, State Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, addressed the state of the jobs market in New York City and spoke of plans to bring more job opportunities to working communities. King spoke of his commitment to this cause, citing his upbringing and history as a community leader in the area as his motivation. 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Youth Speaks 2013 Hip Hop & You


Youth Speaks 2013 Hip Hop & You

YOUTH SPEAKS “2013 Hip Hop and You…
Bronx Youth Empowerment Program

When youth step-up and take a stand we as adults need to take notice and pitch-in the best we can. Council Member Andy King and his wife Neva Shillingford-King founders of the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program held their annual “YOUTH SPEAKS” Forum with Y.E.P yesterday at Evander Childs HS in the 12th District of the Bronx. The topic of this year “YOUTH SPEAKS” was on the degrading lyrics that are being used in today’s Hip Hop music and the artist and big companies that capitalize on this kind of music.

It was an eventful afternoon for the youth who attended and those that put the event together. Y.E.P members along with the Council Members staff form the 12th District Council office did a great job. Several parents in attendance we’re proud to see a community of young strong-minded individuals coming together to tackle an issue that is so huge and profitable in world today. Kathy Mason said “she never saw something so positive like “YOUTH SPEAKS “and that next year she will be bringing all her grandkids”.