Winter 2020 Programs

2020 introduces for the first time...

Intro to DJ'ing with Dragonfly Recordings (grades 7-12) FREE
Learn the fundamentals of DJ’ing through a 2-hour workshop including hands-on practice.  Time will include teaching industry standard DJ software and equipment overview, basics of mixer controls and techniques as well as the importance and fun of DJ’ing and how the skill can last a lifetime.  Event is on Tuesday, 2/18/20 at 6-8p in the Activity Room at Flint Memorial Library.  This incredible opportunity is limited to 30 participants and will only be facilitated with a minimum of 10.  Don’t miss out!  Registration deadline is 1/31/20.
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High School Community Service Club (grades 9-12) FREE
HS Community Service Club is being offered for the first time.  Recognizing the need, Youth Services’ created this unique opportunity inviting all high school students to make the difference that they are all able to make, big and small.  The first project will be volunteering on the first Tuesday of every month (1/7/20, 2/4/20 & 3/3/20) at the Community Giving Tree
(https://www.communitygivingtree.org/) in Boxford.  Transportation will be provided, departing from the lower lot at NRHS at 2:15p, returning at 5p.  Space is limited to only 10 students per session so don't miss out!
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Back by popular demand...

5th Grade Girls Group (grade 5 girls) FREE
YS invites all 5th grade girls to participate in a bimonthly group that will meet every other Thursday at 4-5:00p at various locations.  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 the first winter session is on 1/16/20.
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Best Version of Me Series (all welcome) FREE
Do you ever worry about your future?  Or just feeling stuck in a rut?  Are you preparing for college or a job?  Or know someone that is?  For the first time ever, Youth Services will help you prepare for some of life's most common stresses.  Whether it is making suggestions to tweak your resume or to conduct mock interviews or you simply need an encouraging pep talk...let's make it happen.  The best way to be prepared is to feel prepared. Individual sessions will be scheduled at your convenience including during PowerBlock for high school students.  Don't waste and stress for another second!
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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 meets every other Thursday (4:00p-5:00p) at various locations to plan and implement a local or international humanitarian project. This low-cost program welcomes rolling enrollment throughout the year.  The first winter session is on 1/9/20.
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Mentoring (Mentees (grades 3-8), Mentors (grades 9-12)) FREE
Mentoring meets every Wednesday at the North Reading Middle/High School Media Center. Mentees are paired with a mentor for a 8-10 week session.  Mentors will support with homework as well as facilitate a social team-based activity. 
Middle School Session: 2:30p-3:45p
Elementary School Session: 3:45p-4:45p
This free program begins the winter session on 1/8/20.
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Middle School Youth Group (grades 6-8) FREE
Youth Group meets every Monday at North Reading Middle School in Room 107 at 2:30pm-4:00pm during the school year.  Time is spent working on homework, enjoying a snack, team-building challenges, social skills, traditional games and community service.  For the first time, MS Youth Group will volunteer on the 2nd Monday of every month (1/13/20, 2/10/20 & 3/9/20) at Community Giving Tree (https://www.communitygivingtree.org/) in Middleton.  This free program has rolling drop-in, beginning the winter session on Monday, 1/6/20.  Students are not required to attend all sessions. 
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Never too late to take our Positivity Challenge
Wear the Youth Services bracelet and switch wrists every time you are involved in any form of negativity (words/actions/thoughts).  Awareness is the greatest agent for change.  “North Reading Cares” so “Spread Positivity” and change the world!  Choose a bracelet style from 4, which can be purchased for $5/ea.  All proceeds support North Reading Youth Services.

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