Last Friday, March 26th, Yo! Youth Outlook and the U.S. Census bureau hosted a celebration for the winners of the “Count Us In” campaign. Maher, Josh, and Sahill were in attendance with our art director, Roman. They won first place for the street art/mural category! WOO-HOO!!!!
Here is what the kids had to say about the day:
“It was fun and exciting because there was a lot of cool poster drawings, t-shirt designs, cool rhymes, good food, and I felt pretty good when i found out we won first place. I like the speeches I heard too!” -Maher Yakub, 12 years old
“Today we got rewarded by winning the mural production contest! What I felt today was very proud because we won. At the same time, I was so nervous because i didn’t kn0w what to do when they called us in front of all the people! I finally stopped being shy when I realized I should be proud of myself. I couldn’t wait to go back home to show my mom and my family what I won. So, they will know and notice that I’m doing something good now, not like last year! I’m so thankful for 1 A.M GALLERY STAFF and ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED ME IN MY SKETCHES. They were my inspiration through this. THANK YOU ALL!” – Josh Ramos, 14 years old