What a great Saturday with the youth today! We had 15 youth to play badminton and we had quite a few UMass students helping with a nutrition trivia game about fast food.
I also want to take this opportunity to share that thanks to some incoming funding from generous donors at UMass and in the Worcester Public Schools, we are able to sustain our youth program. As a result, Courtney Temple has agreed to be our new Youth Program Coordinator for WRAP! She is copied here, so please feel free to use her as a resource if you are interested in getting more involved with the youth program.
Upcoming events to be aware of (and they should be on the google calendar as well!):
3/29/14: American football led by Dave
4/5/14: Yogathon sponsored by Ivy Child International at Boys and Girls Club
4/12/14: Art workshop led by Dani
4/19/14: Nutrition Bowl and volleyball
4/26/14: Wall climbing at the Central Rock Gym
5/4/14: EPIC indoor soccer tournament
Please let us know if you are able to help out on any of these days! We need drivers especially on 4/5/14 to bring kids to and from the Yogathon.
The WRAP youth group currently has around 18 members aged 12-20 who meet on Saturday afternoons to discuss issues of health, leadership, goal-setting and more. Each youth helps the refugee community through a variety of ways, translation services, homework help, volunteering at events and more. The youth group also explores different activities such as yoga, wall-climbing, boxing, dance, bowling, and baseball
Worcester Refugee Assistance Project
340 Main Street, Suite 205, Worcester MA 01608