Unity Day, an annual festival event celebrating students and families of charter schools in Wilmington, will be in its seventh year of bringing educational and fun activities to the community. This year, Unity Day will partner with Perfecting Holiness Deliverance Ministries (PHD Ministries) to host “Community Youth Unity Day” on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 2-7 pm at Eastside Charter School. “I believe this will be the best one ever” says, Matthew Williams, founder of Conscious Connections and organizer of Unity Day. Event-goers from all communities will descend on the large sports field covered with lively activities: kickball, basketball, obstacle course, moon bounces double-dutch, aviation demos, talent showcase, face painting, and artist corner just to name a few. A host of exhibitors from the business, non-profit, sports, health, civic, safety, and education sector will also attend to interact with the community and distribute information about local services. “This is how it’s supposed to be, says Williams, “everyone coming together to do something positive for the kids.”
PHD Ministries will provide various exhibitors and field activities and also sponsor a live gospel concert. “When Matthew first approached me about collaborating with our event,” says Rachel Howell, Co-Pastor of PHD Ministries, “my concerns were could this be managed and will our message of faith be drowned out, which is one of the ways we contribute to our community. I’m okay with the collaboration now since we’re offering the same activities and working toward some of the same goals.”
While one of the goals of Community Youth Unity Day is to bring the community together, the event also draws attention to other important community issues. “It is a great day for the community to come together to support positive causes like combating youth violence, promoting physical activity, and encouraging healthy lifestyles”, says Terrone Warren, owner of BVD Barber Salon. Mr. Warren is one of the founding organizers of Unity Day along with the other visionaries, Michael McCline, Herb Sheldon, and Matthew Williams. BVD Barber Salon will be providing free hair-cuts to students at the event. Other businesses and organizations have become supporters and have contributed as well: Ma Ada’s Philly Style Water Ice, Shoprite, Walmart, Delaware 211, University of Delaware, Delaware Technical & Community College, Love-In-Deed CDC, and the City of Wilmington.
All communities are invited to come out and enjoy a day of fun and learning at Community Youth Unity Day. For further information, you can find us on Facebook (unitydaywilmington) or contact Terrone Warren at (302) 420-2152, Matthew Williams at (215) 678-9989, or Pastor Rachel Howell at (302) 384- 3979 or email: email@example.com.