# Youth programs
North Montgomery Parents Don't Forget To Register Your Children
Be a part of the very first Community baseball, and softball teams. If you live in one of the listed communities of, Highland Gardens, Highland Park, Houston Hill, Newtown, King Hill, Centennial Hill, and Capitol Heights, and have children, both boys and girls, ages 6 through 17, interested in playing Softball/Baseball, please read the following. Registration is expected to fill up fast, so please register early.
Guaranteed Income. Find Out How And Why California's Foster Youth Are Benefiting.
A number of former foster children will receive a guaranteed monthly stipend for the next 18 months in the California counties of Ventura and San Francisco. This is the first ever launch of a new pilot program created through the Department of Social Services, in conjunction with these counties to provide support through regular cash payments of $1000 to $1200 each month to 150 deserving former foster children.
SteamRocket's I am Chace Project Launches
SteamRocket, a leading educational non-profit organization, is thrilled to unveil the I am Chace Project, an ambitious fundraising campaign aimed at realizing a groundbreaking mobile makerspace in the Coachella Valley. Inspired by their participation in this year's Desert Fast Pitch, where SteamRocket did not make the finals, this project exemplifies the organization's unwavering dedication to bringing innovative educational opportunities to the community.
SteamRocket Wraps Up a Successful Summer of Exciting STEAM Sessions for Kids
SteamRocket's Paper Circuits SessionPhoto bySteamRocket Inc. The sizzling summer heat couldn't deter the enthusiasm of young minds as SteamRocket's Summer Sessions came to an exhilarating close last week. The SteamRocket team is thrilled to announce the completion of an eventful summer, hosting a range of engaging and educational activities that left 67 children brimming with newfound knowledge and unforgettable experiences.
SteamRocket Launches Solder Craft: A Workshop for Future Electrical Engineers
SteamRocket, the newest provider of interactive learning experiences for kids in the Coachella Valley, is thrilled to announce the arrival of its latest workshop, Solder Craft. This dynamic and hands-on program is specifically designed for children aged ten and above, offering them the opportunity to master the art of soldering and take their first steps toward building their very own devices, such as drones and robots.
SteamRocket Minecraft Club Sign-Ups Are Open
Get ready to dive into the pixelated world of Minecraft and unleash your creativity! SteamRocket's Desert Hot Springs Minecraft Club and Palm Desert Minecraft Club are thrilled to announce that sign-ups are officially open for their Friday sessions. We're inviting Minecraft fans from ages 8 and up to join us for an action-packed one-hour session where they can take part in thrilling challenges and learn some mind-boggling coding tricks with Minecraft: Education Edition.
Minecraft Mania Spreads from Desert Hot Springs to Palm Desert
The sensational Minecraft craze, which has taken Desert Hot Springs by storm, expands to Palm Desert. Following the success and overwhelming demand witnessed in Desert Hot Springs, SteamRocket is thrilled to announce the arrival of their brand-new Minecraft Club in Palm Desert in July.
Love Local Sunday Takes Off with STEAM Experiences
On the last Love Local Sunday event of the season, SteamRocket, brought together science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) enthusiasts for a fun-filled day of interactive activities. The event took place on April 30th at Southwest Church in Indian Wells. It featured a variety of challenges, including Ping-Pong Pick-Up and Build-a-Boat, as well as hands-on workshops showcasing Minecraft coding and MakeCode micro:bit.
Arizona State Poetry Society Supports Youth in Poetry
Disclosure: this author is an Arizona poet and is a paid member of the Arizona State Poetry Society (ASPS). The writer is not an appointed officer or other representative of the organization. The writer has no interest in this organization other than as a member and a supporter of poetry and the arts.
The City of Mesa Finalist for All-America City Award
The City of Mesa announces that it joins 19 other cities as finalists for the National Civic League's 2023 All-America City Award. This award recognizes cities which have worked toward improving the health and well-being of young people. In doing this, the cities are also improving the lives of all residents. The All-America City Award highlights communities that welcome their youth as active participants in this work.
SteamRocket Bringing Access to STEAM Experiences to Coachella Valley
Kids learn how to code with Minecraft.Photo bySteamRocket. SteamRocket, the Valley’s first STEAM organization, is dedicated to bringing educational and fun hands-on STEAM experiences to the Valley’s youth. As coding becomes an ever more essential skill in this increasingly tech-savvy world, SteamRocket sees the need for early coding education in the Valley and stepped up to the challenge. "Coding is an essential skill that kids as young as five can, and should, learn," says co-founder Justin Decker.
Rotary Club of Stone Mountain hosts District Governor George Granade
The Rotary Club of Stone Mountain, in DeKalb County, GA, hosted District 6900 Governor George Granade at their regular meeting, held Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The club, which has labeled itself “the friendliest club in the world,“ provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for those who attend their meetings; and is always looking to add to their membership. The meeting began with a welcome by Past President Cynthia Dorsey- Edwards, who also led the “moment of inspiration,” honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She then introduced Johnathan Clark, of the Rotary Club of Tucker, who talked about the Rotary Means Business Program. After much anticipation, Assistant Governor (and member of the Rotary Club of Stone Mountain), Chris Brand, introduced Rotary District 6900 Governor George Granade.
DougCo Youth Initiative helps kids with truancy issues finish school
(Douglas County, Colo.) The Douglas County Youth Initiative is a small but mighty team dedicated to helping kids across the county overcome truancy issues. Students become truant if they miss school without an excused absence. The initiative steps in if students wind up in truancy court due to those absences.
$12.5 million from Denver Broncos sale to benefit youth programs
(Denver, Colo.) The City and County of Denver has received $12.5 million from the sale of the Broncos’ franchise and likely will use it to create a fund benefiting youth programs.
Allen County Teen Earns Solo Flight Wings at Civil Air Patrol Glider Academy
Cadet 2nd Lt. Parker Lewis in glider cockpitSoutheast Glider Academy Staff. BOWLING GREEN, KY–Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Parker Lewis, a rising homeschooled 10th grader from Allen County completed his 1st solo glider flight last week at the Southeast Region Glider Flight Academy in Tullahoma, TN.
2 BG 16-Year-Olds Complete Civil Air Patrol Ranger School
Major Miller, Cadet Allison, Cadet Martin, and Chief Felts complete 2022 HMRSJanet Martin. BOWLING GREEN, KY– Civil Air Patrol Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Joshua Martin, Cadet Senior Airman Zane Allison, and 2 senior members, Major Andrew Miller and Chief Master Sergeant Cory Felts, were among the 161 cadets and adults from 35 Wings who completed Civil Air Patrol’s Hawk Mountain Ranger School (HMRS) in Kempton, Pennsylvania on July 17.
Denver nixes diaper tax, creates youth center
(Denver, Colo.) Denver ended its sales tax on diapers Monday, created a youth empowerment center, and invested almost $2 million in families. By ending its diaper tax, Denver will lose between $500,000 and $800,000 per year. The tax break also applies to adult incontinence supplies. Council members Amanda Sawyer and Jolon Clark worked together to sponsor the bill.