Here we go! February is the shortest month of the year, but maybe that extra day tagged on is the reason why we have so many awesome programs starting up. Take a look and what is up and coming for young people, including opportunities for February Vacation Week, as well as the first annual Galentine's Day!
Coming Up Soon!
Neighborhood Design Project paid design thinking internship. Young people work 4-8 hours per week. Only 12 spots open to 8th graders (4 per youth center) applications due by Feb. 3rd.
MIT Code IT an introduction to Computer Science starts Feb 29th
February Vacation Week
Galentine's Day conference for middle schoolers to come together to support each other and build their personal networks. Workshops on self care, quilting, personal branding, zumba and more. Hosted by Youth Connectors!
CYP Challenge Week! Display your skills in various athletic, trivia, minute to win it challenges and win points for your team! Fun field trips included. Application deadline is February 12th
Maud Morgan AmaZINE Prints! students will use printmaking techniques to make an edition of zines using a variety of media. No experience necessary.
All City Drumline no experience required
Indoor Soccer Free pick-up soccer games. Players can come as often as they wish.
Snow Shoveling Young people who are interested in earning some extra money are matched with seniors and persons with disabilities who need assistance clearing snow from their property.
Bridging the Gap Free12 week middle school life skills program. Participants earn a laptop at the end of program.
humanities first approach. Then build robotic prototypes to address problems.
Thank you to those who attended the meeting on Wednesday, January 8th. If the conversation in that room at the Moses Youth Center is any indication of how the year will go, the future of 2020 sure looks bright.
We used our time together to pause, reflect, and take a look back at our personal experiences in school to begin to build empathy for the experiences our young people are facing now. We started the meeting by looking at the Agenda for Children OST recommended Ways of Being. If you've been looking for staff meeting agreements, we highly suggest using these as a way to practice anti-racism through our relationships.
We explored the question: What is an experience in your life as a student/scholar that has had an effect on the way you view, experience and live your life as a racialized human being? The courage in that room from folks to reach back and look at (sometimes painful) past experiences is a crticial part of the antiracist work we need to be doing to leave a (more) just and peaceful world for our young people.
So now what? Here are some next steps you can take for yourself and on-site to continue this work: