On Tuesday, February 23, the DJJ Re-Entry Mentoring Program held the monthly Mentee Muster at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center. In recognition of Black History Month, the members of Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated visited Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center for the second time this year, and presented "Understanding the Legacy and Reaching for our Dreams" a presentation that directly related black history month to preparation for post-secondary education or training. Prior to the presentation, a catered dinner was served, which allowed residents to interact with each volunteer and discuss various topics including social and academic goals, career interests, background and interests.
The 23rd Annual Expressions Art Show was held February 23-27 at the General Assembly Building in Richmond. Beaumont and Bon Air residents were on hand Monday and Tuesday for about an hour to talk with visitors about the pieces being shown. On February 24, Governor McAuliffe and members of his team, including Deputy Chief of Staff, Suzette Denslow, and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Brian Moran, visited the show. The residents present had the opportunity to show Governor McAuliffe and his guests around the display and share with them some of the work the students have been doing. All of the visitors were very impressed with the hard work and talent of our youth.