Thursday, July 29, 2010

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Mr. Met Play Ball With Ravenswood Kids...

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer with  youth from Ravenwood Houses..
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On Wednesday, July 28th Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Mr. Met of the New York Mets Major League Baseball team joined children from the Ravenswood “I Have a Dream” Foundation in a game of Wiffleball at the Ravenswood Houses to celebrate their organization’s community involvement and continued success.

The "I Have a Dream" Program motivates and empowers youth from the Ravenswood Houses to realize their dreams by providing a long-term program of academic support, mentoring, and cultural enrichment, while guaranteeing the resources needed to achieve their education and career goals. "Dreamers" have volunteered at local food pantries, senior centers and various other community service projects.

The fun and games were concluded by Council Member Van Bramer and Mr. Met in a Mets Game ticket giveaway for the youngsters.

City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and kids from the Ravenwood Houses-
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“Nothing means more to our communities than empowering our youth to strive for their dreams,” said Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. “I want to thank the Mets organization for their gracious donation and the “I Have a Dream” Foundation for the invaluable resources they provide in our communities.”
“These children have participated in more than 30 days of Community Service projects over the past 2 years,” said Assistant Program Director Matthew Wright. “We are honored and excited to receive recognition from Councilman Van Bramer and the New York Mets organization.