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    Jun 10, 2018 

     

    ABCD Research Study Looking for Participants

    The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, sponsored by the NIH, will enroll 10,000+ healthy children and follow them from ages 9 to 10 into early adulthood to understand how children’s experiences affect brain development and other aspects of their lives. You may be eligible to participate, with financial compensation, at SRI International. Contact Dr. Aimee Goldstone for more information.

     

     

    SafeSpace Middle School Youth Advisory Board

    SafeSpace is pleased to announce our new Middle School Youth Advisory Board for the 2018-19 school year. We are looking for passionate middle school students, committed to promoting mental health in their schools, to apply for our first Middle School Youth Advisory Board (SYAB). Activities will include writing and presenting youth mental health proposals to school administration, collaborating on school action plans, creating “dial down spaces” in school facilities, engaging middle school students in mental health activities, participating on panels informing parents of teen mental health issues, and developing emerging  partnerships with numerous local youth organizations.

     

    SUMMER CAMPS

    Camp Marco Polo  

    Upper Laurel

    Blast into the past this summer at Camp Marco Polo! Discover unimaginable connections across the history of technology and trade on the Silk Road. Our unique cultural immersion program is an unforgettable journey of the imagination, ideal for kids ages 5-13. Through playful role-play and hands-on exploration of art, culture, languages, and history of technology and innovation, kids practice to be flexible, creative thinkers and effective intercultural communicators.

     

     

    Newton Summer Camp

    This summer, join Newton at Laurel Elementary School for fun under the sun! The program blends academics and fun with days focusing on subjects such as Science, Art, and Engineering, while also incorporating weekly Water Days, Karaoke-Just Dance Parties, and CampCations (Field Trips). To register, please click here.  For additional information please email office@newtoncenter.org.



    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

     

    All Students Matter Classroom Volunteers Needed Next Year

    Schools in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto are looking for volunteers to work with students in grades K-5. You’ll go to the same classroom once a week, for about an hour, to help with reading or math. All Students Matter provides training and coordinates everything. Sign up now to begin volunteering in September! For more details, email Keri Tully.