by Emily Rizzo
Four Philadelphia teenagers were expecting an ordinary first day of work on Monday morning. Instead, they were met with a red carpet and community members cheering their names.
The four teens, Jah’sier Brickett, Semaj Mcfadden, Makalah Hanible, and Taylor Elliott, known as the “Fab Four” to their bosses, are working as play captains this summer in Kensington through Fab Youth Philly’s Play Captain Initiative.
They will be playing with and teaching kids on “Playstreets,” closed-off roads pre-designated by Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Leaders expect over 150 kids to participate in the program city-wide daily.