Page 1

1600 NW 3rd Ave., Blg D Miami, FL 33136 Office: 305.576.3084 Camp Cell#’s: Ms. Nelson (305) 586.6694

URGENT, INC. YES CAMP NEWS

Elder Emily (305) 915-3195 CAMP STAFF Vice President Saliha Nelson Camp Managers Shedia Nelson Emily Gunter Camp Counselors Devin Reyes Latoya Brady After Care Counselors Belinda Cain Jen`a Thomas Jr. Camp Counselors Nanyamka Graham Ezekiel Rodriguez Drama Coach Magalie Gabriel Dance Instructor Quinecia Hall Camp Assistants Shadae Jean-Pierre

Photo Courtesy by Mzee Emily

Ashley Jean-Pierre

Inspirational quote:

Jokes of the Week by Brianna Rodriguez How did you make Kleenex dance? Put a boogie in it! Why was the skeleton scared to ride the roller coaster? He didn’t have the guts!

Program generously supported by:

The Youth Empowerment After School Program is generously funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of funding created by voter referendum in 2002 to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future – because all children are our children.

Aubrey Steigler Certified Teacher Karen Furrey 2nd Week Issue

Inside this issue: Fieldtrip Reviews

2

Upcoming Trips

2

Camp Photos

3

Upcoming Events

4

News Crew

4

Advice Column

4


Biscayne National Park Fieldtrip Reviews My interview with Taylor Diaz Q: What did you think of the field trip? A: It had beautiful scenery. Q: What did you like about it? A: I liked the fact that the water was so clear. Q: What did you learn at sea? A: I learned about different coral. Q: Have you ever been on a boat before? A: Yes, plenty of times. Q: Did you like being at sea? A: I loved being at sea because there are lots of beautiful creatures in the water.

Human Growth and Development Instructor

My interview with Leeah Mena-Paulk Q: What did you think of the field trip? A: I thought it was splendid. Q: What did you like about it? A: I liked the coral reefs. Q: What did you learn at sea? A: I learned that a sponge is an animal. Q: Have you ever been on a boat before? A: Yes. Q: Did you like being at sea?

I interviewed Terrance Cribbs-Lorrant this afternoon. Today’s session was to give young girls a chance to ask questions and learn the correct ways to protect themselves from unwanted behaviors. He started these sessions in 2003 when working with teens who have been effected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He started to do this as an opportunity to share a male perspective on healthy living. He adds “I love working with youth and young adults to learn more about healthy living habits from a COOL perspective /

A: No. By Saliha Crespo.

By Lia Latty

By Lia Latty

Camper Interviews by Lia Latty My Interview with Saliha Crespo, Dance and Jumprope junior instructor 1st time teaching a Jump rope class ? NO. Taught at school in 5th grade.

My interview with Nanyanka Graham , Junior camp counselor Is this your 1st time teaching a drum in front of class? “No, 3 years ago actually. It’s cool and entertaining to others and myself .”

1st time teaching a drama class ?

How long have you been drumming ?

YES.

14 years of drumming , uses a djembe .

How long have you’ve been in jumping ?

What rhythms are you teaching ?

1 in a half years.

Soronet is a rhythm that originates from Guinea in West Africa.

Which subject are you teaching in class ?

What is the History of the rhythms your teaching ?

Drama=A skit (three little pigs) Yes.

It’s pertaining to women hood at stages in their lifetime .

Jump rope= A single rope freestyle . Why do you like to Jump rope ?

REMINDERS

This Week’s Field Trips Wednesday, July 13th

PLEASE BRING HEALTHY SNACKS TO CAMP

Career in Hawaiian “Oihanna” Day

STRICTLY PROHIBITED ITEMS—ALL ITEMS BELOW WILL BE CONFISCATED

Special Interactive Career Presentations

NO GUM, CANDY, SUNFLOWER SEEDS, TEXTING, VIDEO GAMES, PLAYING ON CELL PHONE, HEAD/EAR PHONES NO VENDING MACHINE BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER CAMP ON AND OFF CAMP SITES Campers need to wear their camp shirts on field trip days.

Biscayne National Park: build a park Friday, July 15th Swimming at University of Miami indoor pool Bring a FULL COVERAGE 1 piece swimsuit and towel Any campers not wearing appropriate swimsuit will not be permitted to participate in water related activity. Only swimwear permitted in water, no cover ups, t-shirt or non swim wear permitted in water. Bring sunblock and bug repellent. Page 2


Me at Camp

Page 3

URGENT, INC. YES CAMP NEWS


Advice Column by Shining Stars Dear Shining Star,

Dear Shining Star,

Dear Shining Star,

How do I protect myself when using web sites like Facebook and Myspace?

Why do some people use drugs and alcohol at school?

Sincerely,

Sincerely,

Online

Concerned

Dear Online,

Dear Concerned,

You could protect yourself by thinking about what you post online because once it is on the internet, it’s there forever. Watch who you talk to, only accept friend requests from family and really close friends and don't put everything in profile. Sincerely,

Sincerely, Bullied Dear Bullied,

I think some people start using drugs and alcohol because they are having a hard time at home or want to fit in with another crowd. Other reasons could be peer influence to be popular. Drugs and alcohol are not healthy options . Stay above the influence. Sincerely,

Sincerely Shining Star

I’m tired of getting picked on at school and I don’t know why. Please help.

Sometimes kids get picked on at school because of their shoes, clothes or they just don’t like that person anymore than they like themselves. The bully could be jealous of the person they’re bullying. You could avoid interacting with them, tell a teacher or stand up for yourself by being assertive without violence. Sometimes not responding to everything people say will help make that person stop. Keep your head up. Sincerely,

Shining Star

Shining Star

Newsletter Crew by Shining Stars Editors: Magalie Gabriel, Quinecia Hall and Mzee Devin Reyes NEWS CREW: Destiny Moore, Destyni ChismLewis, Brittany Webster, Guadalupe Valdes, Taylor Diaz, Serena Moreno,

Khaelyn Monroe, Saliha Crespo, Namiya Crespo, Lia Latty, Armani Paschal, Kennethia Walker and Aasiya Berry Advice Column: Namiya Crespo, Destiny Moore,

NEXT WEEK’S FIELD TRIPS! Friday, July 22, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Venetian Pool Coral Gables, FL

Must wear sneakers to camp. Sandals can be brought. Volume 1, Issue 1

AUDITIONS

Historic Black Police Precinct

Bring a FULL COVERAGE 1 piece swimsuit and towel Any campers not wearing appropriate swimsuit will not be permitted to participate in water related activity. Only swimwear permitted in water, no cover ups, t-shirt or non swim wear permitted in water.

CAMP SHOW

And Courthouse Museum Miami, FL

Singers/dancers: bring a CD, only family friendly music and “G” rated movement will be considered All well prepared routines under 2 minutes will be considered

Page 4

YES camp newsletter week 3  

Youth Empowerment Summer Camp newsletter