Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County and Montgomery County Juvenile Court are pleased to announce that the Helping Adolescents Achieve Long-term Objectives (HAALO) mural project is planning a Community Paint Day in the city of Trotwood on Thursday, March 29, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at “The Warehouse at Broadway & East Main.” (Rain Date: Friday, March 30, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm)
HAALO is a program that connects young people involved with Montgomery County Juvenile Court to arts programming through a partnership with K12 Gallery. This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio Department of Health and is being sponsored by The Home Depot and Behr Paint. “Home Depot is bringing a team of workers and providing lunch to the kids from the HAALO program, students, and all community members that want to come out and paint with us,” said Bruce Barcelo, Healthy Lifestyle Supervisor at Public Health.
The warehouse at Broadway and East Main Street will have a new mural that urges the community to have a healthy lifestyle. The design has been created by students from Trotwood High School’s STAND Team, K12 & TEJAS Gallery and Brittini Long, Community Engagement Coordinator with Montgomery County Juvenile Court.
“Judge Kuntz and I are proud supporters of the great work being taken on by our court staff to not only help beautify the local community, but to also engage our youth in prosocial programming while doing so,” said Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi. “Our staff is continuously looking for ways our court-involved youth can give back to our local communities and this is just another example of their work.”
“Through our partnership with The Home Depot, Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Trotwood High School as well as the City of Trotwood, this mural exemplifies the notion that a small number of caring individuals can truly make a difference,” said Barcelo.