10/29/20: The YouthBuild Philly community was deeply disturbed by the arrest of teacher, friend, activist, son and advocate, Anthony Smith during the George Floyd protests in October 2020. Anthony, a beloved social studies teacher, has dedicated his life to educating, empowering and supporting the young people in his expansive and inclusive community. His responsibilities at YouthBuild Philly have not changed, and following his release from custody, he rejoined us on site and in the field. We, along with Anthony’s family and friends, are closely following his upcoming case and hope he will receive fair, just and equitable treatment.
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