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This year at Back on My Feet Philadelphia’s holiday party the annual talent show is becoming an exciting and valuable tradition. We would like to share a particularly special talent shared by one of our resident members. Antwan B. composed and performed a rap about his experience with Back on My Feet, below we would like to share his lyrics.


Antwan performing his rap

Antwan performing his rap


























Trust I’mma let the truth be told

Trust that I will never bend, break or fold

Trust that I will never live in the cold

Since I met Back on My Feet

Gradually ya man is Back on his Feet

Tragically I had to endure some bad situations

But nevertheless I’m still out here motivated

Racing to the finish line, yea, the prize is mine

I’m in my prime, like Optimus Prime

But, this is not a cartoon

These streets can suck you in, just like a vacuum

or like a toilet in a bathroom

Killing you with bad fumes

So I suggest I get my A Game!

Straight like Kobe Bryant on a fast break

I have to penetrate my adversaries

The clock is ticking, the cops are riffing,the glock is spitting,

A young thug gets dropped, no pitty

See this is what I see in my cityof Brotherly Love,

you can see a brother get slugged

So I try to avoid these circumstances

And Back on My Feet they gave me second chances

Trust I’mma let the truth be told

Trust I will never bend, break or fold

Trust I will never leave you in the cold.

Looking for an extra special start to Christmas morning? Need to burn off those extra holiday cookies that “Santa” ate? Come join Back on My Feet for a run!

Members of Back on My Feet will be meeting on the south side of City Hall at 8:30am for a run of 3-5 miles. We would love to have you run with us and if you have any questions, please contact Program Director Wylie Belasik at

Happy Holidays!

On Saturday, December 19th Back on My Feet members will be reading, serving meals and singing carols with the elderly residents at the Rittenhouse Care Center for the elderly from 9:30am to noon at 1526 Lombard Street. Back on My Feet members are excited to participate in this event and to test our their caroling chops.

“The holiday season is all about giving back and getting involved in your community and for many of our members, the chance to do so to those who are home-bound is going to be an incredible experience” said Back on My Feet Program Director Wylie Belasik.

We would love to have you join us! If interested, please contact Program Coordinator, Austin Gee at

Happy Holidays!

Back on My Feet rang in the Holiday season last weekend at the Reindeer Run, hosted by the Lansdowne YMCA. YMCA Director Matt Wolf stepped up and offered complimentary entries to the over 50 residential Back on My Feet members who ran in the event. A huge thank you goes out to Matt Wolf and Matt Student for making BOMF participation in this event possible.

Runners at the start were greeted by snowflakes which only added to the festive feel of the race. With jingle bells on their shoes laces and final race instructions from Santa himself, the race was under-way with BOMF non-resident Peter Churchman leading the pack. The course covered a small trail section and wove it’s way through the streets of Lansdowne.

“It’s always nice to get a little ways outside the city to run” said BOMF Program Director Wylie Belasik. “Last night was our third annual Bash, however with all the excitement out here, you wouldn’t know many of us are going on little sleep!”.

In the end BOMF runners finished strongly on the 5k course, happy with another strong effort. BOMF will cool their heels for the rest of December, but look for us at the Pickle Run in January!

CLICK HERE to see pictures from the event!