Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cupid's Dance

Last Monday, we took a break from regular programming and had a special Valentine's Day party: "Cupid's Dance." The Youth Center was transformed into a dance club, complete with two DJs (Mr. Geoff Godfrey, and Mr. Sal Garcia from Friday Night Live), food from Fillippi's Italian Restaurant, cupcakes, candy and members dressed in red, white and pink. Members, staff and families alike partook in various dances, including an impromptu breakdance circle, Cupid Shuffle, and whatever's going on in this picture. Check out more from the party at our 2011 Cupid's Dance album here.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Let's learn how to skateboard...

Want to learn how to skateboard?  I know I do.  For those youth members that are interested, we are beginning a skateboarding group starting in March!  The group will take place on Thursdays from 5-6PM, in between Substance Abuse Class and Gung Fu.  If you want to join the skateboarding group, then put your name on the sign-in sheet at the Youth Center or reply to this post so that we know you're interested.  The group will begin with waiver signing and basic safety knowledge, then a "make-your-own-skateboard" workshop.  This will be followed by excursions to Balboa Park and the Washington Street Skate Park (with all the proper safety gear, of course).  For those of you who already know how to skate, this will be a great chance for you to not only show off your skills, but to mentor those who don't know how to skate (including me!).

Friday, February 11, 2011

Do you like science? Here's an opportunity!

There's a conference coming up at the University of San Diego (USD) on Saturday, March 5 entitled "Celebrating Milestones of Women in Science." The event is geared towards girls grades 6-10, and as the attached flyer states, will include "hands-on workshops" with "San Diego's top biologists, chemists, computer scientists, doctors, engineers, forensic scientists, geologists, physicists, medical specialists, and veterinarians." If any of those are careers you want to get into, this event might be for you! We have copies of the flyer here at the YC. Thanks to Kiana for the info!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"The Wolfpack" Health & Fitness Program: Year I in Review

SDAIHYC members and staff recently created a video, reflecting back on the first year of our Health & Fitness Program, "The Wolfpack." Watch and hear our thoughts on the Youth Center's physical fitness, proper nutrition, and health-related discussion programming. Thanks to all the members and staff who shared their voices for this project; let's make this year an even more outstanding one for health & fitness!