PRAB is seeking applicants for the 2017 Artists mentoring against racism, drugs & Violence (AMARD&V) Summer Program

CONTACT: Indira Martir (imartir@prab.com) 732-828-4510 x101

New Brunswick, NJ – June 14, 2017…PRAB (Puerto Rican Action Board), a comprehensive human services organization providing multiple programs and services throughout Central New Jersey, announced that it is seeking applicants for the Artists Mentoring Against Racism, Drugs & Violence Summer Program (AMARD&V). Now in its 21st year, AMARD&V is a partnership between PRAB, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University, Suydam Street Reformed Church, and New Brunswick Cultural Center.

AMARD&V is a free summer program that is open to 60 at-risk New Brunswick youth, ages 10-16. It runs from July 7 to August 11, and kicks off with a sleepover at Rutgers University’s Katzenbach Hall. Participating youth gain conflict resolution and other life skills to help them cope with issues of violence, while improving their self-esteem and inner-strength. In the process, youth express their thoughts and feelings through visual arts, drama, photography, and dance guided by local artists. They also participate in educational and recreational field trips.

Applications for AMARD&V Summer 2017 are being accepted on a first come first serve basis. They are available in the PRAB website (prab.org), and at its headquarters at 90 Jersey Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ. The completed application must be submitted, along with all required documentation, by June 21, 2017! Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Once a student is accepted into the program, parents/guardians will receive a letter with details of location, orientation date, etc. Bilingual assistance in English/Spanish is available.

About PRAB
Incorporated in 1971, PRAB is a comprehensive human services organization with its headquarters in New Brunswick, Middlesex County. It is the primary institution in Central New Jersey that provides diverse bilingual/multicultural services to the Central New Jersey community. PRAB operates 12 sites in Middlesex and Mercer counties, and serves approximately 30,000 individuals and families each year. It also employs a team of over 250 trained, multicultural/bilingual, interdisciplinary, and socially conscious staff members. Through its early childhood, youth, family, energy conservation, and social services programs, PRAB employs a program approach of Service, Development, and Action, which helps participants identify their assets and abilities, and strengthen themselves, their families, and the community at large.

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