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Sharing What We Know Best: FUN & Enriching Activities!


The Netter Team is planning some awesome virtual engagement opportunities! Follow this link for a short tutorial on how to download and use the Zoom application for virtual engagement. Then, follow this link to join Ms. Arttia's virtual UACS Dance Party on Thursday April 9th @3:30pm and test out your app!

Stay Creative in the Kitchen!

Ft. The Rebel Ventures Crew 
Check out the Rebels’ new Healthy Deliciousness at Home series - a combination of instagram stories, facebook videos, and blog posts - to stay creative in the kitchen! They also have some food-related projects and worksheets on their website!

Write Poems!

Ft. Silverman Fellows 
April is National Poetry Month! Get creative with these writing prompts:
1. Find five items around your house that have words on them--they could be books, food labels, t-shirts, or anything else. Pick one word from each item, and write a poem that includes all of the words.
2. Write a poem from the point of view of an object. Then read it to someone and see if they can guess what the item is.
Check out this link for more writing opportunities and activities!

Explore STEM Careers!

Ft. Ms. Faustine

The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the BioEYES Outreach team, and the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research is offering 7th-12th grade students, parents, and teachers an opportunity to learn about various biomedical research projects, the scientists behind the work, as well as career possibilities in this field. Join as an audience member for free! Follow this link to learn more about joining these sessions on Tuesdays at 10AM. 

Listen Mindfully!

Ft. Coach Jones
It’s hard to listen and talk at the same time. Let’s remember to be kind and practice mindful listening. How? Find your inner quiet. You should be able to hear your own heart beat. Now focus on one sound outside your body. Listen to that sound, with focus, for a count of 15. You have just taught yourself how to do mindful listening, so teach someone else! Listen and be heard.
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City-Wide Updates

To align with the Governer's order, the City's Business Activity & Stay at Home Order remains in effect until further notice. Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 or click below for details!

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Penn Updates

As of March 27, the University of Pennsylvania’s interruption of all onsite operations, except for those that are life-sustaining essential employees, has been extended until further notice.

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School District of Philadelphia Updates

The District will remain closed indefinitely. They also recently announced their plan to provide a Chromebook to every student who needs one for learning at home.

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Summer Program Updates
Attention current 6th-12th graders!  Get ready for paid summer program opportunities!  Check-out the WorkReady flyer for information about how to start the online application process and for a list of required documents! Youth must be at least 13 years old to apply online. Contact your provider, listed below, for a paper application if you are not yet 13. Your provider will contact you when enrollment sessions are available.

For any questions about our paid summer opportunities, reach out to the appropriate contact listed below:
For the Middle School Career Exposure Program:
Candace Eaton | cell: 267-607-3190 | email: eatonc@sas.upenn.edu
For the High School Leaders of Change Program:
Joseph Brand| cell: 215-253-3639 | email: jbrandr@sas.upenn.edu
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