Broadreach’s Youthlinks Offers Late Fall Sessions for Students
Seven exciting Youthlinks sessions are being offered beginning on November 12th for grades 8 – 12 in the Rockland region. Toboggan Building, Holiday Cooking Club, The Art of Gift Giving (and making), Caroling, Funny Bones, Music Fanatics Club, and Soup Kitchen Saturdays will begin soon. Students may register by returning the completed registration form to the Oceanside High School Office, registering online at www.youthlinksonline.org/ohs, or phoning 594-2221. All classes are free of charge.
Toboggan Building will take place twice a week after school in collaboration with the Apprenticeshop. Students will learn to build a sled that they can race in the 2014 National Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snow Bowl.
Holiday Cooking Club, offered on Tuesdays, includes well-loved holiday recipes such as gingerbread, potato latkes, and a traditional southern new year’s meal. Students will also be learning the stories behind these holiday dishes, and of course, enjoying what they cook.
The Art of Giving is a fun and creative session designed to make gifts for friends and family, including a special pet. Jewelry, pet toys or dog biscuits, ornaments, or IPad cases are just some of the many ideas for holiday gift-making.
Caroling provides those who love to sing or play an instrument to join in and spread holiday cheer. All singing and playing abilities are welcome.
Funny Bones is for those interested in comedy or acting who wish to hone their skills through hilarious improvisation games. Offered on Friday, it is a great way to start the weekend energized and laughing.
Music Fanatics Club explores ways to get involved in the music world including visits to local community radio station WRFR. This session is ALL about students’ love of music.
Soup Kitchen Saturdays is offered the second Saturday of each month with a choice of December 14th or January 11th. Students join other volunteers making a meal at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland as a way to help others and offer a meaningful way to earn community service hours.
For Oceanside High School-West student going to a Youthlinks program, most of the 2:30 PM school buses go to the Oceanside High School- East campus for their first stop. Youthlinks is located right next to the Oceanside High School-East campus. There is no bus home and transportation would need to be arranged by the student or their parent(s). Program space is limited with confirmations emailed to parents and students. Waiting lists are established when demand for a session exceeds capacity.
Students and their parents with questions or feedback may contact the Youthlinks office at 594-2221, by email at email@example.com, or on Facebook at Youthlinks.Staff. Youthlinks, serving youth for over thirty-one years, is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services, a non-profit community organization .