Attendees were treated to performances by a diverse set of musicians, including the sensational Central High School violinist Emmanuel Houndo, Rashaun “DJ Reezey” Williams, and harmonica/beat-boxing prodigy Nyier “Nas” Cunningham.
Recent Central High School graduate Brandon Hubert MC’d much of the proceedings, including a dance contest and karaoke sing-off, while workshop facilitators like Antionette Capri engaged teens in critical discussions around important topics, including financial planning and sexual health.
To get involved with next year’s conference, email STOP program coordinator Carla Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to announce that the My Life, My Future Teen Conference and Rally will take place on Wednesday, June 25 at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center. From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, teens in attendance will enjoy a free, fun-filled program featuring powerful speakers, a dance contest, dramatic performances, music and giveaways. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
The conference’s rap sessions will focus on a variety of important topics ranging from sexual health issues to “What Not to Wear.” Space is limited, so register today, and please share this information with your networks. Here is an overview of the details for the conference.
What: My Life, My Future Teen Conference and Rally: a free, uplifting teen-focused event
Who: Youth from ages 12 to 18 are eligible to attend
When: Wednesday, June 25 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center: 1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Contact: Visit www.phillyteenconference.com or call 215-222-3262 x19 to register
As you may know, YSI is creating a teen lounge at their YES program. The lounge’s grand opening is Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. If you wish to attend this event please RSVP by calling Monique Harrington at 215-222-3262 x23 or emailing her at email@example.com.
Lounge at a Glance: Our teen lounge is designed to promote safety and positivity throughout our community. We will accomplish this goal by helping teens learn to deal with adversity when faced with difficult situations.
Qualifications: The lounge is for teenagers/young adults who are between the ages of 12 and 21. You must be a current or former youth at YES or you have to be a teenager who wants to have a chill spot after school and on Saturdays.
Announcements: YSI’s teen lounge is raising money and asking for donations that will assist the lounge in making certain that our youth succeed in everyday life and have a safe and comfortable environment to relax in.
Needed Donations Include:
• Beverages (juice, soda, and water)
• Snacks (non-perishables)
• Cell phone chargers (in good condition)
• DVDs and video games for XBOX and Wii
• Toiletries (deodorant, soap, female hygiene products)
• And of course…..MONEY!!!
Hope to see you all soon.
National Safe Place is a youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, dangerous situations on their own. Across the country, participating youth-friendly businesses, schools, and other organizations extend the doors of emergency youth shelters by serving as Safe Place sites. When teens in crisis arrive at these locations, they are met by caring staff and volunteers and connected to emergency resources and housing.
National Safe Place Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of this important community resource among young people who might benefit from the service and adults who could potentially identify a teen in crisis or be affiliated with a future Safe Place site. For more information about the program, please contact Willie Little at 215-787-0633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can support teens in crisis during National Safe Place Week by sharing the daily themed messages posted on our Facebook page and sent via our Twitter feed with your networks. This is a great way to get involved with an important cause from the comfort of your home in the time you have available. Look out for these daily themes throughout the week, and thanks for doing your part to make our community a safe place for youth in crisis.
National Safe Place Week Themed Days:
March 16 – Safe Place Story Sunday
March 17 – Media Monday
March 18 – TXT 4 HELP Tuesday
March 19 – We Stand Together Wednesday
March 20 – Thank You Thursday
March 21 – Safe Place Site Appreciation Friday
March 22 – Shelter Saturday