Thursday, March 09, 2006

LACASA is About Leading, Learning and Sharing

Izel is a student from Martin Luther King High School. He is an assistant group leader for the 5th Grade at LACASA's After School Program @ PS 84.

Izel is a young leader helping LACASA kids develop strong literacy skills. The group is currently holding discussions, reading articles and watching films on black culture and Hip Hop.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Summer Jobs!

LACASA Day Camp Staff pictured above
If you, or anyone you know, is a young person planning to work this are a few things you need to know...

  • You must be 14 years of age or older to work and you must have your Working Papers
  • See your school guidance counselor to apply for your Working Papers
  • Get your working papers early -- that means START NOW!
  • You should check NYC's Division of Youth and Community Development's website for summer youth employment opportunities.

Strycker's Bay and LACASA will have a limited number of job openings for young people. If you are interested in working with us, please contact our office at 212-874-7272. Ask for Ramon or Jenny.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Stone Fox....A LACASA Tear Jerker

Jenny, LACASA's Program Coordinator, finished reading Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner yesterday with many of the elementary school age children. "Stone Fox tells the story of a boy determined to win a dog sled race to save his grandfather's farm. No one has ever beaten Stone Fox, an imposing and silent Native American, but little Willy trains daily for the race with his beloved dog, Searchlight. It seems like Willy might even win the race until heartbreaking tragedy strikes."

All the children were so touched by the book's ending many of them shed a tear or two. They were able to capture and understand the character's emotions during this group reading activity.

We know LACASA Kids will remember this book and will want to share with others.

Do you have any children's books you would like to recommend...let Jenny know. You can send your recommendations to:

Summer time is almost here... will out and where will you be?


Applications are now available. We have a limited number scholarships available, so make sure to apply early. We will also be accepting ACD vouchers this year!

Applications are available at our after school program sites and our main office at 61 West 87th Street. You may also request an application by calling 212-874-7272.

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