Los Angeles Walks is excited to partner with National Health Foundation, A Place Called Home, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development on YES (Youth Envisioned Streets) for a Healthier South LA.
The project will empower South LA youth to plan and execute a one-day community event to take place on Central Avenue in 2016.
Youth from South LA will lead the creative direction and vision for this event, which will reflect Central Avenue's rich culture and history. Participating youth will develop temporary pop-up street treatments to increase ped and bike safety and encourage active transportation. There will also be youth-designed organic vegetable gardens and healthy food demonstrations.
This project is a recipient of Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great Streets Challenge Grant. The grant is based on matched funding raised through individual donations. We are working together to raise $10,000 to fund our project.
Please join us Thursday August 20 for a fundraiser benefitting YES! Youth Envisioned Streets and other Great Streets Challenge projects. 6-11pm at City Labs. More info here.