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Mayor Aja Brown, YG host inaugural Compton ‘Fun Fridays’

Mayor Aja Brown along with rapper YG’s 4Hundred Waze Foundation hosted the first Compton Fun Fridays for local youth on March 17, 2017

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Compton Mayor Aja Brown is all smiles in photo booth with local youth at Compton Fun Fridays event Fri., Mar. 17. Photo courtesy Office of Mayor Aja Brown

YG’s 4Hundred Waze Foundation joins with Brown in commitment to empowering Compton youth

COMPTON — Mayor Aja Brown along with rapper YG’s 4Hundred Waze Foundation hosted the first Compton Fun Fridays for local youth on March 17 at the Douglas Dollarhide Community Center.

The event was a safe space for Compton youth in grades 6 through 12 to enjoy themselves, network and just hang out. Radio partner Power 106 brought out a live D.J. and local youth were treated to food, entertainment, games, empowerment and surprise guests.

“As we move into the new year, the City of Compton is fully committed to continuing the goals, promises and efforts of My Brother’s Keeper—a coordinated Federal effort to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential,” said Mayor Brown. “I am fully committed to developing and leveraging partnerships on behalf of Compton residents that allow us to provide our youth with programming and safe spaces for them to grow friendships and to be empowered in their own community.

“One of those partnerships is with YG and his mother Shonee Jackson—whom we affectionately refer to as Mama YG. Their generosity in supporting Compton Fun Fridays continues to showcase their dedication to Compton families and youth,” Brown added.

Compton Fun Fridays is a part of the mayor’s Vision for Compton 12-point platform and is sponsored in part by the City of Compton, 4Hundred Waze Foundation, and the MadMac Foundation.

The next Compton Fun Fridays occurs on Fri., April 7.

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