Philadelphia Podcaster Walks From City to Shore to Raise Money for West Philly Educational Program

Carlos Aponte, left, executive director of We Love Philly, and Jason Peters, Philadelphia area podcaster, show off t-shirts before beginning their 62-mile fund-raising walk from Philadelphia to Atlantic City on Saturday, July 17, 2021.Carlos Aponte, left, executive director of We Love Philly, and Jason Peters, Philadelphia area podcaster, show off t-shirts before beginning their 62-mile fund-raising walk from Philadelphia to Atlantic City on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

HAMMONTON, NJ (SBN) — Philadelphia podcast producer Jason Peters completed a 62-mile walk from Philly to Atlantic City over the weekend, a publicity-seeking effort to raise funds for “Project Ownership.” It’s an educational program in which Philadelphia high school students will acquire and renovate a steamship cargo container into a tiny home that will reside at a West Philadelphia community center where the teens hope to rent it out as an “Air B&B” property. Peters was joined on the walk by We Love Philly executive director Carlos Aponte.

Peters produces podcasts for a New York radio station, and hosts his own podcast, “2100 – The Podcast for the Future,” which focuses on lesser-known stories around the country as “a time capsule left for the people of 2100 to dissect and find with it what they want.”

Peters spoke with SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin before beginning the final, 27-mile, leg of the walk from Hammonton to Atlantic City on Sunday morning.

For more information about the fund-raising effort, visit WeLovePhilly.org.