Volunteer at the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach as Youth Advisory Council

From the Youth Advisory Counselor, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach….


We are the Youth Advisory Council of Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach. Currently, we are recruiting new Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members for the 2012-2013 school year. As YAC, we outreach to peers in the community about issues such as domestic violence and dating violence through workshops, presentations, and events such as talent shows and poster contests. We also outreach through the many projects we do, which includes a wall mural, music videos, and websites. Also, in the summer, YAC holds a week-long day camp called API-ACT where Youth Advisory Council members, potential YAC members, and others interested learn about the Asian Pacific Islander culture.

Joining YAC will give rise to many volunteer opportunities. Not only do YAC members gain the knowledge and experience of domestic violence by outreaching to the community, but each individual also has the opportunity to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. YAC members also receive a stipend for attending outreach events and biweekly meetings.

If you or anyone you know is interested in joining YAC, or is interested in participating in API-ACT, please contact me via email or phone or visit www.thatsnotlove.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Betty Chow
Youth Outreach Coordinator
(415) 567 6255 ext 247

2011-2012 After School Tutoring

Galileo has two afterschool tutoring programs. One is through the afterschool program, Futurama, and the other is sponsored by our ELD department. Both are open to all students and are on a drop-in basis.

Parents: if you would like verification that your student has gone to tutoring on a specific day, please have the student pick up a signature form in the tutoring room for their tutor to sign. This can verify their attendance.

For the 2011-2012 after school tutoring schedule, please click this link:  Tutoring programs 2011-2012

Volunteer at the Conservatory of Flowers

The Conservatory of Flowers invites high school students 16 years and older to become docents for their new Wicked Plants exhibit.

Wicked Plants Docents introduce visitors to the plant rogues and assassins that left their mark on history and claimed many an unfortunate victim. The Conservatory transforms the Special Exhibits Gallery into an eerie Victorian garden full of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations, all inspired by Amy Stewart’s New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities.

The free training for Wicked Plants docents will be held on March 30 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two three-hour shifts per month from April until the beginning of the fall semester. Volunteers may select their shifts, which are from 10:00-1:00 or 1:00-4:00 Tuesday-Sunday.

For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Erika Frank, Director of Volunteer Services, at (415) 637-4326 or efrank@sfcof.org.

Apply to Join DCYF’s Youth Empowerment Fund Advisory Board (YEFAB)

Apply to Join DCYF’s Youth Empowerment Fund Advisory Board (YEFAB)

Applications Due Monday, September 27th @ 5pm

Apply online at: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGQ4a01xM2RRZVJzSjZiTkhzUjZzQWc6MQ

What is the YEFAB?

DCYF’s Youth Empowerment Fund Advisory Board (YEFAB) is looking for 8 young people (ages 16-20) who want to help make a change in communities in San Francisco by funding and evaluating youth programs. Members of the YEFAB decide how to fund up to $1 million in youth-led projects each year, work closely with the SF Youth Commission, and serve as a voice for San Francisco’s youth.

What do YEFAB members do?

•          Work and attend meetings up to 5 hours a week

•          Make decisions on how to fund youth-led projects

•          Develop leadership skills and learn how to read and review grant proposals

•          Get to know youth programs in San Francisco

•          Run community meetings such as trainings, workshops, and focus groups

•          Learn about how youth are being leaders in youth programs and community organizations

What qualifies you to become a YEFAB member?

•          Be a resident of San Francisco

•          Be between the ages of 16-20

•          Be a leader at school, in a community organization, or in an extracurricular activity

•          Interested in working with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds

•          In good academic standing and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA

What do YEFAB members get?

•          Receive a $10 hourly stipend for your involvement

•          New friends!!!

•          Leadership skills and personal growth

Apply at: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGQ4a01xM2RRZVJzSjZiTkhzUjZzQWc6MQ

For more info, contact Bryant Tan, Youth Empowerment Fund Coordinator: yef@dcyf.org or 415-557-6727

Pick up and application online at www.dcyf.org

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