DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Project Imagine is celebrating the opening of its new Danville facility with an open house for community youth this Saturday.
City officials say the new facility is called “The Haven” and is located at 128 Third Avenue. The open house celebration will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature a water slide and activities for students in the area. Free back-to-school supplies will be given while supplies last.
“The Haven” will not only host Project Imagine’s classes, but also feature a studio space for a new cognitive creations program, according to the City of Danville. The facility will be equipped with staff members on a daily basis to assist community members.
Officials tell WFXR News that Project Imagine was founded in 2018 with the intention of creating a positive “image” in young community members’ minds so they can “imagine” a life without crime. The community violence intervention group helps those ages 21 and under by providing resources and opportunities for success.