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Area Youth Development Service Projects at Steppin' Up to Solutions Youth Conference, Nov. 3

  • Published: October 31, 2012

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Kristina Heiligenthaler, Coordinator of Program Development at the City of Rochester Bureau of Recreation at 428-7371.

Area Youth Development Service Projects at Steppin' Up to Solutions Youth Conference, Nov. 3

The City of Rochester Bureau of Recreation's Youth Voice, One Vision, and the Monroe County Youth Bureau's Youth As Resources board will host its annual Steppin' Up to Solutions youth conference, in partnership with Nazareth College's Center for Service Learning. This free event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1:30 to 8 p.m. at the Golisano Academic Center at Nazareth College.

The conference will walk students through the planning process to develop local service learning projects addressing issues in their neighborhood.  Workshops will focus on grant writing, leadership and advocacy. Youth groups who finish the process will then be able to apply for a $1,000 grant to fund their projects. Event organizers are anticipating 100 youth from recreation centers, churches, community groups, and clubs across Monroe County, along with 50 students and staff from Nazareth College. Pre-registration for youth groups is required for the conference.

The complete agenda for the day is as follows:

1:00 - 1:30        Registration

1:30 - 2:00        Event Kick-Off

2:00 - 3:00        Workshop Session 1

3:00 - 4:00        Workshop Session 2

4:00 - 4:15        Break

4:15 - 6:00        Steppin' Up To Solutions project planning

6:00 - 8:00        Dinner & Coffee House

For more information about this event or to register, please contact Kristina Heiligenthaler, Coordinator of Program Development at the City of Rochester Bureau of Recreation at 428-7371.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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