Entries by Steve Artis


Breaking is an activity that centers around the original dance of Hip-Hop Culture.  Popularized under “Breakdancing” it is also known as Bboying or Bgirling.  To avoid gendering the name under bboy/bgirl, we refer to it simply as “Breaking”.  Our instructor is bboy erock, a 3 time New York City champion and DYCD Step It Up […]

Make It At Home Challenge

BCCP is making, but this time, at home! A trial run of the Make It At Home Challenge has recently been launched to help satiate the middle school students’ need for a creative outlet, as well as to break up the monotony of the remote learning they have become accustomed to.  While we would all […]

Giving Voices to the Voiceless

This title is a direct quote from a conversation with Erasmus senior Dyamond Yeates. Mr. Yeates and the rest of the BCCP students of Erasmus decided to invade the streets of Flatbush avenue, and create a documentary of the bystanders that chose to speak up. The questions varied from “How did you feel about Beyonce’s […]

My Future Awaits

Upon entering the vicinity of Purchase University in Upstate NY, Cohen Alexis loudly states “My future awaits”. Just like Cohen, Purchase University was the first time many students from BCAL project peace visited a college outside of the city. Truthfully, this was also the first time many students visited a college campus that wasn’t Brooklyn […]

TeamWork makes the Dream Work

At Community Roots, when it comes to tutoring and homework help, our mantra is teamwork makes the dream work. The students usually dread doing their homeworks. They prefer to partake in all of the other fun activities such as robotics, studio, Maker lab, Visual Arts and etc… that BCCP continuously offer. However, homework help remain […]

Relax and Enjoy

Houlaimatou Ndiaye is a senior at Robeson High school. She says, “In life, one must carve out the necessary time to relax, and enjoy.” As the students of the program received their college application letters, Houlaimatou masterminded a celebration accordingly. The students brought in their native food, constructed a photo booth, provided music and games, […]

Focus and Acceptance

Ralph Martinez 10th Grade New Utrecht Going to this program is the best thing to happen. When joining you can get to meet new people learn from each each other. This program and my internship also helped you think your future by focusing on a career that you want to know about. There you can […]

New Career Pathways

Briannah Isaac 11th Grade New Utrecht When I first entered high school I was very excited to mature and to take on my future. Throughout freshman year I was disappointed, noticing that all those around me knew what they wanted to do with their life. Although back then, I thought that I was indecisive. I’m […]