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A Series of April Service Opportunities - YouthFirst

Generation to Generation: Share Poetry at a Multi-Generational Zoom Gathering

Thursday, April 15

4:00 – 5:00 pm

On Zoom

Join a multi-generational virtual gathering of teens and seniors from San Francisco’s 30th Street Senior Center. Teens and seniors will be asked to share a poem or short story (original or not) around the theme of L’dor v’dor (from generation to generation) – about something that was passed down to you from a previous generation, or that you hope to tell your own grandchildren one day. Let’s use spoken word to make our community feel more connected, especially our elders.

Re-Imagining Youth Justice: Short Films & Discussions about Racial and Criminal Justice

With guest speakers from Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Tuesday, April 20

7:00 – 8:00 pm

On Zoom

In this critical online event, teens will hear first-hand testimony and watch excerpts of films about the local juvenile justice system which is currently undergoing revolutionary change. Together we will imagine a new future for youth at risk, as well as cultivate better understanding and take action on this extraordinarily complex, racial and systemic issue.

Earth Day Beach Clean-Up

Sunday, April 25

2:00 – 4:00 pm

(Online orientation: Thursday, April 22, 7-7:30pm On Zoom)

Celebrate more than 50 years of Earth Day and embody the Jewish value of bal tashchit (do not destroy/waste) while enjoying a day at the beach! To ensure the safety of all our volunteers, teens will come in shifts of 45 minutes, and therefore registration is required. Get all the details about this environmental service day and meet other teens at our Zoom Volunteer Orientation prior to the in-person event.

Teen Perspectives on Vaping

Virtual, Ongoing

Let’s talk about vaping. Whether you’ve had an experience with vaping/e-cigarettes or not, we want to hear about it. Impact Year Leaders from San Francisco have put together a short, anonymous survey to capture the teen perspective, so you can help us get the conversation started. Go to our Instagram page to see some quotes from teens about their experience. Please take a minute to complete the survey here

Pet Portraits

Draw a portrait (no fancy skills required!) of a beloved animal hoped to soon be adopted from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, to benefit this local animal shelter

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