Wilmington youth center gets a makeover

Wilmington youth center gets a makeover

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Sherwin Williams provided The Blue Ribbon Commission with 25 gallons of paint, to restore their interior walls.

“Having Sherwin Williams come in and paint this building for us provides a better space for us to facilitate our activities,” says Genna Wirth, Program Director at BRC.

Before the painting, the interior walls were beginning to peel and crack.

Volunteers from Sherwin Williams helped paint the walls. Management of the BRC previously had the chance to pick out the colors of the paint.

They chose an energizing yellow for the community center where we typically have kids coming in for activities, and families come in for game nights. They chose a relaxing lavender for the community outreach room where advocates work with families that have unmet needs.

“We think that these colors are going to give our community a new sense of energy and willingness to be here, and sense of community to come and gather and enjoy productive activities as a community,” says Wirth.

The BRC is an organization that connects youth with pathways to success. They aim to help the community by increasing self-suffciency, social cohesion, collective efficacy and economic stability.

“It takes a village to raise a child and a healthy village means a healthy child.If we can empower that community then they can in return empower our youth. So we now take a wrap around approach its a public health, community based approach empowering our youth," say Wirth.

To find out for about The Blue Ribbon Commission, visit their website at: http://brczone.org/

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