May 2020 Virtual Programs

Youth Services continues to offer virtual programming...

5th Grade Girls Group (grade 5 girls) FREE
YS invites all 5th grade girls to participate in a bimonthly group that will meet virtually every other Thursday at 3-4p.  Time will be spent empowering our girls with building self-esteem, leadership skills, teamwork, tolerance, acceptance, and old/new friendships.  This free program welcomes rolling enrollment throughout the year and will meet on 5/14/20 and 5/28/20.
Please click on the following link to participate:
5th Grade Girls Group

Checking in with Youth Services (all welcome) FREE
During these challenging times of uncertainty, Youth Services is available to check in.  Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:15a for all elementary and middle school students and 9a for high school students.  Whether it be for a brief pep talk before a virtual math assignment or to chat about how this pandemic is impacting us all...Youth Services is here. 
Please click on the following link to participate:
Elementary and Middle School Check-in
High School Check-in

EarlyAct Club (grades 3-5) $10/year
EA Club is a bi-monthly leadership and community service club which invites students from all elementary schools in North Reading to participate. Based on a Rotary International model, the projects and meetings focus on the values of gratitude, community, leadership, commitment, and inclusion. Sponsored by North Reading Rotary, the club will meet virtually every other Thursday at 3-4p to plan and implement a local or international humanitarian project. This low-cost program welcomes rolling enrollment throughout the year.  EA Club will meet on 5/7/20 and 5/21/20.
Please click on the following link to participate: 
EarlyAct Club 

Keeping It Real Check-in's (adults) FREE
During these crazy times of uncertainty, it's more important than ever to stay connected and feel supported.  We're navigating unchartered territory along with the wide spectrum of emotions that come along with it while asking things of ourselves, our children and each other that are a whole new reality.  One of our best resources is each other and it's important that we rally together to get through these challenging times.  YS is hosting a weekly check-in for ADULTS every Wednesday at 10a (5/6/20, 5/13/20, 5/20/20 and 5/27/20).
Please click on the following link to participate:
Keeping It Real Check-in  

Mentoring (Mentees (grades 3-8), Mentors (grades 9-12)) FREE
Still time to register for Virtual Mentoring Sessions which meet virtually every Wednesday. Mentees will be paired with a HS Mentor and Mentors will support with completion of virtual homework as well as facilitate a weekly check-in and fun activity.  Virtual Mentoring sessions will be on 5/6/20, 5/13/20, 5/20/20 and 5/27/20 at the mutually chosen time by Mentor and Mentee.  The impact of developing a quality connection with another person now is more important than ever. 
Please click here to register under the Spring 2020 section and you will be contacted by a Mentor.

Middle School Youth Group (grades 6-8) FREE
Youth Group will meet virtually every Monday at 3-4p.  Time will be spent doing a group activity virtually while giving the group an opportunity to connect and check in.  Middle School Youth Group will meet on 5/4/20, 5/11/20 and 5/18/20
Please click on the following link to participate:
Middle School Youth Group

Together Tuesdays with Youth Services (all welcome - basketball hoop/ball required) FREE
For the month of May, Together Tuesdays will be spent playing a friendly virtual game of basketball, W-I-N-N-E-R (played like the common game, H-O-R-S-E but at YS...we're all winners:)).  Games will be played every Tuesday (5/5/20, 5/12/20, 5/19/20 and 5/26/20) at 3p.
Please click on the following link to participate:
Together Tuesdays

Walking Audio Book Club (all welcome) FREE
Join YS every Wednesday at 11:30a for a casual walk while listening to The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by LESLIE CONNOR. Time will also be spent discussing the book.  This new club will meet on 5/6/205/13/20, 5/20/20 and 5/27/20.   
Please click on the following link to participate:
Walking Audio Book Club