SoPo Unite - Redbank Teen Center
We at SoPo Unite are so happy to connect with you all! We are here to help create a safe, just, healthy community to prevent youth substance use.
PLEASE READ BELOW TO FIND SOME UPCOMING EVENTS IN YOUR SOPO COMMUNITY!
REDBANK TEEN CENTER *FREE* HAPPENINGS:
Redbank Teen Center is OPEN! Please stop in and remember your face covering!
*January Happenings to come!!
SOUTH PORTLAND COMMUNITY CENTER:
The Community Center pool is open for swimming! Please sign up.
Classes for youth grades 6-12!!
*Scholarships available. Contact Jenee Pelletier (email@example.com)!
~Fun Chefs Cooking Academy is a well-established cooking school for children geared for today's active families. Each week, we will meet for 1 hour and we will cover lessons in culinary arts, nutrition, sanitation, culinary math, culinary geography along with a bit of etiquette thrown in for good measure.
Our mission is to teach children how to eat responsibly as well as feel confident in their kitchens. During each session we have a cooking lesson, make a delicious recipe and then have a closing discussion. We prepare recipes from all types of cuisines and cover savory as well as desserts. We will also create our own cookbook and compile recipes and pictures. Parents will be given a list of ingredients to buy each week. Total cost for food will be $10 or less. Every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm virtually/in your home beginning 1/25/21 through 3/1/21 Fee is $90. *Scholarships available. Contact Jenee Pelletier (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
~Get up and start moving with this dance zumba combo class! Lori is a certified instructor who has a massive amount of energy and the desire to help people have fun while working out. Come shake off the winter to some upbeat music with your friends. No experience necessary! Every Tuesday from 6-7pm beginning 1/19/21 through 2/23/21 at the SoPo Community Center Senior Wing. Fee is $60.
Join the South Portland Community Center on a NEW YEAR READING CHALLENGE!
Each month of 2021 we'll post a reading challenge for you to do, the best reader of the month will get a reward. Who can participate: School-Age Students in South Portland.
How does it work: At the beginning of each month, we will post some books or themes to read about.Once you've selected your book, take a selfie with it and ask your parents to share it on our Facebook page or Instagram with the hashtag #SoPoreadingchallenge. After you're done reading the book:Grades 3rd-up: Write a Summary of the book (½ page) and include a drawing of your favorite moment of the book. The deadline to submit your work is the last day of the month. WHERE TO SUBMIT: *In-person: Front Desk at The Community Center *On-Line: email to Luis Ventura(email@example.com)
WINNER(S) will be announced on our FB and Instagram pages on the first Friday of the month!! If you have any questions, contact Luis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HERE IS WHAT OUR HIGH SCHOOL SOPO UNITE STUDENTS ARE SAYING MAKES THEM SMILE AND HAS BEEN BOOSTING THEIR SPIRITS LATELY:
Many of them are spending tons of time outside and doing their best to meet up with friends when outside. Lots of folks are working out more- lifting weights, playing basketball, taking walks with friends, hanging with their dogs, meeting up with friends to play sports outside. Doing a lot more baking and cooking and enjoying learning how to do it. Staying active during their breaks from schoolwork, lots more family time together, reading poetry, playing video games online with friends, more time to sleep and do their own things.
*HEALTHY ACTIVITIES TO TRY FROM THE SOPO UNITE HIGH SCHOOLERS*
~ Go for a distanced walk or bike ride with a friend ~ Watch a movie ~ Bake or cook something yummy to share with your family or enjoy solo ~ Put some music on and dance!! ~ Take a nap!! ~ Build something ~ Connect with your artistic self- Draw/sketch or paint or sculpt some clay ~ Play a board game over zoom or FaceTime with friends ~ Join a sports team ~ Download a short mindfulness or yoga session from YouTube ~ find a sporting event on tv and watch! ~ Play video games~ Exercise- lifting, working out, basketball, frisbee, hike ~ karaoke ~ Practice or learn an instrument ~FaceTime with a friend
SoPo Unite’s website: https://www.southportland.org/residents/sopo-unite/
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