Youth Connect's first meeting of the 2012-13 school year! Great seeing so many faces today, especially those new to the group. Among the items discussed:
An interesting article from the Post-Gazette looking at the biological effects of drug and alcohol use by young people; a sobering report (and that's no pun). http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/science/teen-marijuana-use-linked-to-later-declines-in-iq-650765/
Kate Weiss from The Penguin Bookshop announced a need for volunteers, especially those interested in the teen section of the bookshop. Contact her for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sewickley Academy's annual "Clothesline Sale" is coming up in September, and donations will be accepted beginning next week (4 September). Check out the school's website for more details on donating and purchasing! http://www.sewickley.org/page.cfm?p=2638
The YMCA's teen center, The OASIS, will be starting up next week. The new center, located just off the lobby, operates Monday through Thursday from 2:30 till 6 pm for middle and high school students, and is in need of interested adults who would like to volunteer on a regular basis. Contact Hank Ford for more details: HFord@sewickleyymca.org. Want to get involved but not able to commit to attending? How about providing some healthy food for the OASIS kids to enjoy? COntact Ellyn Lenz, who coordinates the OASIS nutrition program, email@example.com.
Next Saturday is Sewickley's annual Harvest Festival. Stop by the Youth Connect table, which will once again be manned by students from QV Voice. Take a walk down Broad to Frederick, and visit Laughlin Children's Center to check out its extensive interior and exterior renovations (and get some cider and a cookie!) www.laughlincenter.org. Then head over to The Presbyterian Church for Day on the Lawn. http://www.sewickleypresby.org/Index.html
Check back soon to learn more about Youth Connect's always exciting line-up of presentations for the coming year!