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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Partnership for Youth Development E-Newsletter April 2013
| April 2013
are in the swing of Festival season this month! Jazz Fest is soon, French
Quarter Fest is sooner, and the weather has put a little extra spring in
our steps. It's not just festival season, though. It's a month chock full
of exciting events and meaningful changes. PYD will be sending CP3
Afterschool Zone manager Sean Tate and ExpandED Schools manager Bob Payne
to Indianapolis for the annual National
Afterschool Association conference. They will be representing New
Orleans among thousands of youth development professionals from across the
nation. Bob and Sean will also be leading a session on expanded learning
models - if you'll be attending the conference, be sure to check it out. I
will be traveling mid-month to Washington, D.C. with our national partners
to meet with members of Congress in order to discuss education and OST
policy. I am honored to have this opportunity to advocate on behalf of all
Louisiana's young people!
finally, we have news that is sad for PYD, but fantastic in every other
way: Askala Harris, our Development Manager, will be leaving us this month.
She will be moving to New York City to work with Laureus,
a foundation that aims to help young people overcome the limitations
imposed by challenging social issues by supporting a worldwide program of
sports-related community projects. We are heartbroken to lose Askala, but
we could not be more proud of her accomplishments in New Orleans, and we
could not be more excited about this next step for her. As with every
spring, new opportunities push through the winter haze and new adventures
await. Happy April, everyone!
is excited to announce the addition of Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED to our
training options. Kathleen Whalen is now a certified trainer through the National
Safety Council and we are able to offer the 8 hour training to your
staff for $50 per person.
participant will receive all training materials and a DVD for easy
reference in addition to a card and certificate indicating they have
successfully completed the course. This course meets the requirements of
the State of Louisiana for Childcare Workers and has the additional benefit
of being taught by someone with extensive knowledge of children and
programs serving children. If your organization is interested in finding out
more about this training and scheduling the training for your staff, please
contact Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHG Youth Advisory Board
search has started for the next amazing group of young people to inspire
healthy living! Applications are now being accepted for the Alliance for
a Healthier Generation’s Youth Advisory Board (for 2013-2014). We are
looking for committed, enthusiastic young people to serve as role models in
their communities and empower their friends, families, schools, and
communities to get healthy. Board members serve as ambassadors for the
Alliance for a Healthier Generation, share feedback on Alliance programs
and activities, and lead service-learning programs related to preventing
childhood obesity. Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 17 years
old when membership begins July 2013 and live in the United States.
Interested youth can visit www.healthiergeneration.org
for more information.
Mapping Summer Camps 2013
Programs and Camps: PYD's mapping team is currently updating its list of
summer programs for 2013 on nolayouthmap.org.
Please visit the website and click on the Summer Programs tab above the map or
type your program into the search box. If your program needs to be updated
or added to nolayouthmap.org
please email Eric Jensen at email@example.com.
SOS Summer 2013
summer, Share Our Strength is working to connect kids to free summer meals
by linking summer camps to Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsors.
These sponsors prepare meals for summer camps. Any child under the age of
18 can participate. Meals can be provided in various ways and all meals are
FREE to summer camps and summer camp participants. Summer Camps coordinate
directly with sponsors who will provide meals. The deadline to select and
coordinate with a sponsor is Friday, April 12, 2013.
New Orleans No Kid Hungry Campaign is also working to assist summer camps
to increase their enrollment. Beginning today, there will be advertising in
a number of locations to direct families to the Save Our Strength website
to get more information on summer camp options. If you would like more
information on the No Kid Hungry New Orleans Campaign or the Free Summer
Meals Program, please contact Katie Williams, No Kid Hungry Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
March 27th students and staff were able to enjoy an exciting visit to the
New Orleans Arena to see NBA All-Star Chris Paul return to New Orleans as a
member of the Los Angeles Clippers! The students had an amazing night and
are already trying to convince their teachers to take them on another NBA
adventure. Many thanks to the Paul family for making this trip (and all of the
exciting elements of our programming) possible!
in March, Afterschool Zone students took part in several community projects
Writing's violence prevention poetry for the Central City
neighborhood, the Know
What It Means and Visual
Arts 4 classes creating artistic house panels to be showcased
throughout the New Orleans area, our Video
students capturing the majesty of Mardi Gras Indians parading on St.
Joseph's Day, and our
Visual Arts students submitted artwork for the Youth/Student
Art Market to be held April 13th at the Oretha Castle Haley Market.
month we are pleased to share a research selection that highlights the work
of PYD's Kathleen Whalen and her leadership in the presentation and
development of the Journey of Hope curriculum. With the support of the Van Leer
Foundation, University of Colorado's Children,
Youth and Environments has published a special issue on community and
physical environments as contexts of violence and healing for children. It
includes excellent papers from Northern Ireland, the United States,
Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya and the Democratic Republic
of Congo. As Guest Editor Kevin Lalor notes in the Foreword, the papers
present innovative approaches to research and interventions with children
and youth, including focus groups, mapping, drawing, oral history,
Photovoice and asset-based community development. The full
publication is available here.
of a Saint Amazing Race presented by Pinkberry Louisiana will be held
on April 20, 2013. Event details and registration information available
Women’s Final Four is coming to New Orleans in April,
2013. Most events are open to everyone and are free to the public.
Events will include Salute on Parade, the Big Easy Bounce, the POWERADE
Youth Clinics, and many more great activities. Find out more and register
Orleans Fatherhood Consortium is proud to announce the
2013 Class of New Orleans Favorite Fathers. Nominations for the 2013 class
are due May 24, 2013. For questions or further information please contact
Greg Rattler at 504.864.7042, 504.864.7077, or email@example.com.
Institute of Justice is hiring positions in
the New Orleans office. Complete position and application information is available
on the VERA
City Schools has several positions open for qualified candidates.
Complete position and application information is available on the Crescent
City Schools website.
Regional Services seeks a skilled and committed
investigator to find and develop the material that assists in defending
clients against delinquency charges. For more information, please contact
Meghan Garvey, JRS Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1618 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130