Thank you to WUSA9 for highlighting the prestigious Right Direction Awards, where four LPTM alumni were selected as recipients. From the article:

“The 30 people selected for the 2023 awards demonstrated perseverance through adversity, acted as change agents and leaders, and worked to have a positive impact on their community and improve the lives of others.

One of those people is 20-year-old Termane Jay Jr. He is a mentor at Life Pieces to Masterpieces, an arts-based youth development organization based in Ward 7. Jay grew up in Ward 7 and sees his role as “helping children become the best version of themselves.”

At Life Pieces, Jay works closely with 3- and 4-year-old boys, offering them kindness, reassurance, and reminding them that it is okay to express their emotions.”

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