Thursday, October 1, 2009

Encourage Your Mentees to Get Involved!!

1st You Grow Girl Conference sponsored in part by Girls Inc. and the Girl Scouts is a day entirely for girls in the 4th-8th grades, their parents and other caring adults on Saturday, October 24th from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. The workshops for the girls encourage self-confidence, strength, and independence. The adult workshops focus on communication with girls and how you can continue to be an influential part of their life. For more information on workshops and for registration forms, please see Your Grow Girl or call Jen Bowman at (805) 963-4757 x17.
Tickets are $10 each. Full scholarships are available to mentors and their mentees; please call Jen for more information about these.

10th Anniversary Wilderness Youth Project at Skofield Park on Sunday, October 4th from 11:10 AM to 4:10 PM. Live music and entertainment. Bring family, freinds, and a picnic lunch! Tickets are $10/ adult and 10 cents per child. You can reserve your ticket in advance by calling (805) 964-8096 or by going to to find out more about this celebration!!

City at Peace is a youth program that uses the performing arts to teach and promote cross-cultural understanding, leadership skills, and non-violent conflict resolution. The program starts Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, and meets every Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the Lobero Rehearsal Hall (33 East Canon Perdido St.). They are seeking a diverse group of youth (ages 13-19) interested in self-expression through theater, poetry, storytelling, & music, in issues of diversity and peace, and who are hoping to make their community a better place.
For more information call (805) 899-4292 or e-mail: or

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Any student enrolled in grades 5-12 are eligible, with minimal restrictions. The top State honorees receive a $1000 cash award; the 10 top national honorees receive a $5000 cash reward.
For more information see their website.

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