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4th Annual Balsz Community Wellness Celebration, April 30, 2016

Thank you Mr. Sejen & the National Junior Honor Society class for making such a significant contribution to the Balsz Wellness Celebration and the Balsz Promise Neighborhood Youth Advisory Council. You are All Wonderful!!!

Drumming & dancing before Wellness Event: Keith Johnson, Muslimah Hameed

Creating and showcasing students’ Public Service Announcements (PSA’s)

Dr. Smith, Superintendent for the Balsz School District, was very impressed.

Assisting with the little ones to paint the desert landscape canvas...

You all welcomed & honored our social service guests, presenting them with certificates

Boys & Girls Clubs Parsons Branch & Councilwoman Kate Gallego’s Office

NOAH                             Saguaro Library Branch of Phoenix

UMOM was present serving 200 healthy sack lunches

Meeting and hearing Ms. Channel Powe, Balsz School District Board member discuss the value and importance of getting a good education so each Balsz District student will move forward and be successful in the future.

Artist Mike Butzine was on site to guide the participants through a painting workshop as well as to distribute children’s book to over 150 families of primary and early learning literature donated by Valley of the Sun United Way

What do you see in the Southwest Desert? Paint it...

There was also the Beaded bracelet table where persons of all ages created a stretchy cord bracelet with Christy Sholola, Clottee Hammons and Lauren...Great FUN!

As we know, It takes a Village to Raise a Child! We want to thank everyone who came to support this community including Lori Robinson, Balsz Community Liaison Representative. Without these individuals our neighborhood may not be as able to support all of the united families it contains. Best to All of you NJHS students in the future...

We want to thank all the volunteers, guests, Lori Robinson, Paul, the maintenance gentleman for making it all come together inside, and Dr. Halpert, Principal at Balsz Elementary Scho0l where this event took place.

Photo Narrative by judy butzine, Director of the Balsz Promise Neighborhood Youth Advisory Council