The city of Philadelphia struggles with some of the highest poverty rates in the country. Some of the most impoverished areas of North Philadelphia such as Kensington, Fairhill and Hunting Park, have the highest rates of poverty in the city. They also face some of the highest rates of violent crime and drug abuse/sales in the country. The Mission Continues 1st Platoon Philadelphia has partnered with Thomas Edison High School and other community organizations to create safer, more accessible, places for youth and community members to come together in unity. Want to be a part of positive change? Join our platoon and come serve with some of Philly's finest citizens!