Pathway to Justice - part of the Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration
On August 20, 2018 The Frederick Douglass Neighborhood Association (FDNA) unveiled the “Pathway to Justice” art piece created by the students of the Summer WAVE Program. The WAVE program is a summer enrichment program under the auspices of the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board (BAWIB) that provides the opportunity for youth who are 14 and 15 to volunteer and gain minor work experience on which to build. WAVE is an acronym that stands for Work-Achieve-Volunteer-Experience.
The students researched civil rights icons from Douglass to Malcolm X to Ghandi to John Lewis, and then designed 30 12x12 concrete pavers with original artwork and words or phrases that capture the essence of the continuing struggle for the truth, justice and equality that Douglass fought for all his life. They then installed the pavers as a "Pathway to Justice" in the Douglass Community Garden.
The BAWIB Youth One Stop Career Center offers universal access to a system of year-round workforce development programs for the region’s young adults. The site functions as a hub of high-quality employment, training, and supportive services to 14 to 24 year olds residing in the Brockton Service Delivery area. YouthWorks collaborates with social service agencies and private-employer partners to ensure positive, measurable outcomes.