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Step Crew to celebrate its one-year anniversary

Step Crew to celebrate its one-year anniversary


Press Staff

Step Crew Ent. of Crossroads Teen Center is celebrating its one-year anniversary January 20-26, and as a way of saying “thank you” to a community that has shown them so much love and support during the past year, they are hosting a Founders’ Day Week, full of events that the community is encouraged and welcome to take part in. 

Nearly one year ago on January 26, 2012, the Tau Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. paid a visit to Martin Housing Authority’s Crossroads Teen Center to host a night called “Stepping with the Teens.” The fraternity brothers performed and taught the kids a few of their step moves. Chapter President and Crossroads Teen Center Program Assistant Rashunn Cheney recognized how the teens took to the performance, and decided he wanted to put a team together. 

This dynamic group immediately created a buzz at UTM and in the community. Step Crew has performed at multiple campus events, at the Sharon Corn and Music Festival and Soybean Festival Parade, received 3rd place at the Soy Bean Festival Talent Show, competed in the Mid South Fair talent show, won first place at the Tennessee Teens Institute talent show, and has recently performed as the halftime show for UTM’s Men’s and Women’s basketball games. 

Along the way, Cheney had a vision to make these teens more than a performance group. He wanted to help mold them into the leaders of tomorrow. He strongly instilled in them the principles of leadership and community service. Step Crew puts these ideals into action through volunteering and encouraging their peers to be the best version of themselves. Their motto is “Serve First, Step Next”.

Step Crew is very appreciative of the support it has received from the community. Founders’ Week is open to all community members, and Step Crew encourages everyone to take part. The week’s events are as follows:

1/20/13- Clean up the Streets- Step Crew will be cleaning their adopted highway (Highway 22 S mile marker 9) from 2pm-3pm. Feel free to come join us!

1/23/13- Educational Forum- presented by Weakley County Prevention Coalition- covers bullying and underage drinking- from 4:30-6pm at 406 Jackson Street (Teen Center 406 Jackson Street)

1/24/13- Skate Party- Step Crew invites you to come roll and bounce with them at Rockin’ Robins in Union City, first 50 teens enter free, Live DJ (7-9pm)

1/25/13- Founders’ Week Step Show- Martin Middle School- $5 presale $7 at the door- doors open at 6:30. performing: Step Crew, Step Crew Junior, Alpha Phi Alpha, Chambo the Great, Zeta Phi Beta, and more

1/26/13- Switching Lanes: Bowling Night- Step Crew will be hosting a night of bowling in Union City. Free for everybody from 7pm-9pm

For more information, email or call 901-581-5845

Published in The WCP 1.17.13

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