My name’s Qawyyah Powers and for my senior project/Capstone I decided to do a Stop the violence teen pop-up shop. Throughout my project, I have been working diligently to get everything together. I’ve handpicked every single vendor either by friends or by request. One of my friends helped to create our Pop-Up Shop flyer; he was very respectful and understanding of every detail that needed to be changed. I’ve also been working with Dimplez 4 Dayz as they’ve helped me perfect every detail of my Pop-Up Shop. I was also In contact with both Council Member Gauthier and Brooks to see If they’d be Interested In speaking to the youth about the violence within our city.
On April the 9th I finally got to host my pop-up shop and honestly It was an amazing experience, I was finally able to see my dream become a reality. The amount of support that I and the other vendors received brought me joy. In my opinion, It was very successful and I enjoyed every last minute of It. The only sad part was that Councilwomen Brooks couldn’t make It due to a funeral. However, I and Council Women Gauthier were able to speak and I was able to tell my story which I could tell hit home for most.