Good News everyone! FYBY's first workshop of 2012 went smashingly well! On March 8th, Youth Ottawa's Engagement Coordinator, Devyn, traveled to Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville to deliver our Critical Media Consumption workshop to 3 classes of grade 7 & 8 students as part of a social justice learning retreat day organized by their Chaplain, Mary.
Hello blog readers!
This week I want to highlight the FYBY Boys and Girls Club (BGC) Ridgemont group.
Each week, I meet with 10 passionate young boys at the Ridgemont High Library that are working on their video and workshop for the FYBY Summit.
In December of 2011 we started talking about mandatory volunteer hours in school. Some of the students don't like the idea of volunteer hours and some of them have already completed more than they need to graduate, with 2 more years left of high school to go.
This is a blog post about a workshop that took place on September 29th, 2011
Last night was our 2nd workshop with the Accenture team and we're happy to report that it went really well and we learned SO much!
Here is a quick recap of the workshop, and if you want more information on this content let us know!
We were really lucky to have this communications expert explaining all of the social networking tools that we see these days. The top 4 tools that we think would help any youth looking to promote a bakesale, concert, meeting, party or any event would have to be these:
We know that your life as a young person is so jam packed with things - sports practices, music lessons, friends, school, work, student council meetings, family and everything in between - that there doesn't seem like there's time to do anything else, let alone get your volunteer hours! The volunteer hours, while it may seem like a chore, is actually a great time to take a break and get back to doing things you like to do. Below is a list of 10 reasons why we at FYBY like volunteering in our community:
1. Being part of a team
2. Getting to know your community better
3. To build your resume
4. To have an impact
5. To learn something new
6. To make new friends
7. For fun!