Patagonia Grantee Celebration 3/24

Upcoming Partner Organization Events

Parks Stewardship Presentation

Huge thank you to the NYC Parks Stewardship program for featuring our work in an upcoming presentation!!!!



College readiness survey!

‪We are trying to improve our college readiness workshops, programming and content. Please take the survey titled “College Preparation and Readiness Survey for Students”. Your feedback is important!‬

Jopwell opportunities for students

We love Jopwell!!! They have provided us with great information and resources for you! If you are a high school student interested in job/career opportunities, you can learn more about Jopwell through the links below. You can also sign up for their newsletter The Well. If you are a college or graduate student, you can create a  career profile which provide personalized career resources, content, events, and job connections/opportunities for interested students. Details can be found on their website (below).
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The Well
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Upcoming Y-Plan presentation – April 4, 2017 – HEALTH for Youths, WHSAD and Curtis HS.

imageLast year, we partnered with IOBY, Williamsburg HS for Architecture and Design (WHSAD) in Brooklyn and Curtis HS in Staten Island to create a design for healthy, interactive kiosks throughout New York City. You can see a detailed description of the kiosks on the IOBY site here:

The students at WHSAD are part of the Y-PLAN NYC program and decided to use Y-PLAN as a toolkit to research and gather data for the kiosks project, addressing the question:
How can students design a kiosk to serve the Williamsburg community (or another) that promotes a healthy physical, social, mental, and emotional lifestyle?
Where would this kiosk be and why?
Who would this kiosk serve?

Big thank you to Assistant Principal Giovanni D’Amato of WHSAD, the students’ teacher Ms. Cahill and Ciera Dudley, Y-PLAN NYC Coordinator
Center for Cities+Schools, University of California, Berkeley for supporting the project. The Spring Project Launch was Wednesday, February 15th, from 10:30am – 3:00pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall and we were very excited to participate in the launch and see the students’ initial design presentation. The students had the opportunity to present their design to the Y-Plan leadership, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna and Superintendents Karen Watts and Michael Prayor.

April 4th will be the students big presentations. Details can be found here:

We need your help and support! In order to build more of the kiosks we have partnered with IOBY to raise funds. The funds are matched so for every $1 you donate another dollar is matched. Please go to the website below to learn more about the project and support, support, support:

You can view the students’ presentation here:

Thank you! HEALTH for Youths.

Homework help and reading program at TELL at Markham 3/22

Thank you Patagonia!

imageWe LOVE you Patagonia. As many of you know, we are a grantee of Patagonia and were talking with them about how some of our students don’t have jackets/coats or they are worn out and in tatters. Guess what we received? Patagonia jackets, backpacks, vests and more. Can’t wait to give these items to the students! We are honored to partner with this amazing company and look forward to future collaborations. Thank you Patagonia!!!!!!

Soccer Practice at PS 18 on 3/20 – Most participants ever!

We had the most students we have ever had at soccer on 3/20! As a reminder, our soccer team practices Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm at PS 18 (Broadway and Henderson, Staten Island).  All are welcome! The league starts in May and practices move outdoors to Corporal Thompson Park on April 3rd. Details are below. Hope to see you there.

Upcoming tree stewardship/cleanup/beautification project dates