Special Presentations on programs supporting New Haven youth.
Joel Tolman, Director of Impact and Engagement of Common Ground High School, and Joanne Sciulli, Founder and Executive Director of Solar Youth, joined by members of Solar Youth, will give a presentation about these organizations. Both have received Peace & Social Outreach Committee funding.
Common Ground High School, a New Haven charter school, is designed to prepare students for college and environmental leadership. This presentation is an opportunity to learn more and make new connections.
Solar Youth is a non-profit organization empowering youth from New Haven's low-income neighborhoods through urban environmental education. For 17 years Solar Youth has focused on a goal of empowering youth to achieve life-long success through long-term supportive relationships. Youth are encourage to: explore their environment, become problem-solvers and practice leadership. Every child has the goal to graduate from high school and be prepared to go to college or enter a career. Sunday's program will talk about how they are meeting these goals.
As a Quaker Meeting concerned about social justice in our own city, we can learn about ways to help young people in New Haven share in the considerable benefits of the city’s educational, scientific and cultural resources, benefits that too many of the children in our city are excluded from.
Solar Youth and Common Ground High School are all about changing that exclusion. Please come and find out how we can be part of this.
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