In July, the AfterZone Summer Scholars Program, was lucky enough to be visited by Providence mayoral candidates Steve Costantino, Angel Taveras and John Lombardi. The candidates visited programming at Save the Bay, The Museum of Natural History and Riverside Park and spent time with the youth participating in the programs, observing the hands-on learning taking place in the city.
Candidates also meet with a range of community partners who collaborate with PASA. Partners shared their experiences with PASA, the necessity of nonprofit collaboration, and the mission and goals of their organizations, while also getting the chance to hear from candidates about their education platforms and how they would help move PASA forward. A big thanks to all of the candidates for coming out and spending some time in the AfterZone!
Photos (from top): Angel Taveras poses with youth from Nathan Bishop Middle School, right before they embark on their egg drop.
Steven Costantino chats with a Roger Williams Middle School student about why the AfterZones are so important to her.
John Lombardi meets with representatives from Roger Williams Park Zoo, Traveling Theatre, The Jewish Community Center of RI, Olneyville Housing, and PASA to discuss sustaining nonprofit work in these fiscally difficult times.