Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
June 2nd, 2020

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I am changing the things I cannot accept" Angela Davis

In solidarity,

The Netter Center

Join our UACS Virtual Enrichment Sessions!

Look for your UACS school listed below to view your virtual program schedule! 
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Comegys
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Lea
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Mitchell & Hamilton
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for West Philadelphia High School
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Sayre High School
Sharing What We Know Best: FUN & Enriching Activities!
Session Share: UACS Watch Party 
Lea School families were invited to watch the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!
Thursday's session focused on identifying big emotions. During our self-care check-in group discussion, we talked about big emotions and how we can use the metaphor of weather to identify one's emotions. When someone is experiencing distressing feelings, it can be easy to feel stuck and think that these emotions will last forever. However, just like weather is always changing, our emotions can always change as well. 
We asked students to identify which type of weather most reflected their emotions during that exact moment. Students shared a range of emotions, with one participant saying they feel like a sunny day, and another stating they felt more like a cloudy day, and a third saying they felt like a tornado!

K8 Feature: Young Quakers! 

The Young Quakers program (YQ) is working hard to keep UACS students active! All YQ athletes are invited to join weekly virtual workouts on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 4:30pm. During sessions, YQ lacrosse and track and field coaches lead team check-ins and at-home workouts. If you can't make the live sessions, follow the YQ Instagram, @penn_young_quakers. There, you'll find a wide variety of recorded workouts and sports-specific skills that can be watched at any time. Led by YQ coaches and Penn student-athletes, these workouts provide quick and easy opportunities to get moving!
Join us for virtual lacrosse practice at 4:30pm on Tuesdays: meet.google.com/bby-ikfe-opt

Join us for virtual track practice at 4:30pm on Thursday: meet.google.com/itw-sgzv-kvg

HS Feature: Virtual Career Fair!

The University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) Programs at West Philadelphia, Sayre, & Paul Robeson High Schools are excited to announce our first ever "Virtual Career Fair 2020 - Lighting the Path with Lessons & Laughter” on Wednesday, June 3rd from 4:30-6:00PM. In an effort to keep our students engaged in thinking about their college and career pathways, we look forward to having a blend of LAUGHTER from our comedy host and LESSONS as we learn about the occupations, talents, and personal experiences of our guest panelists.
Hear from Mr. Kendal Gaskins, a NFL RB (Bills, Giants, 49ers) G.A.M.E. 7 Program Coordinator, Ms. Renata Hall, a cosmetologist, and Ms. Khalida Sethi, a social worker specializing in Psychotherapy. Click here for full details. 
Join us Wednesday, June 3rd at 4:30 at: https://meet.google.com/yus-zcfe-eui

Vote TODAY! 

Check out a "Procrastinator’s Guide to the 2020 primary election in Philly" - a cheat sheet to being an informed voter!
If you can't get to the polls today, but you have an absentee or mail-in ballot, put it in the mail as soon as possible or head to a drop-off site before 8pm! Ballots postmarked today will be counted due to an Executive Order by Governor Wolf extending the deadline. Learn more here! 
City-Wide Update
1. The Pennsylvania Primary Election is TODAY, June 2nd! Polls open from 7am - 8pm, and if you are in line at 8pm, the poll workers must allow you to vote. Find your polling place here!
City-Wide Update
2. Governor Wolf originally planned to move Philadelphia from the red phase to the yellow phase on June 5th. However, this is subject to change. Click below to see what metrics help determine this.  
Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

On May 31st, Penn released a statement on the murder of George Floyd, stating, "Once again our nation mourns. The tragic and senseless death of George Floyd is a vivid reminder of the inequalities and unacceptable indignities that so many of our citizens constantly endure." Read the full statement below. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

All students currently enrolled in the School District of Philadelphia are eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to help fill the school meal gap. Click below for more details!

Click for: SDP Updates
Virtual Tutoring Support:
Contact your UACS site director or see your site's virtual schedule for links!
Lea: K-2nd grade | BOOST Tutoring | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:00-5:30pm
Lea: 3rd-4th grade | BOOST Tutoring | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:00-5:30pm
Comegys: K-4th grade | Homework Help | Monday & Wednesday 3:45-4:30pm
Hamilton/Mitchell: 2nd-8th grade | Math Tutoring | Monday 3:45-4:30pm & Wednesday 3:00-5:15pm
West Philadelphia HS: Tutoring and College/Career Prep | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00pm
Sayre HS has academic support built into their classroom sessions!

UACS Nights Goes Virtual!

Follow this link to register online for a variety of fun virtual activities for the WHOLE family, including: line dancing, cooking, painting, workouts, and more! 
Summer Program Updates
Current 8th-12th graders:  If you're interested in paid summer program opportunities,  check-out this WorkReady flyerTo learn more, attend our weekly information sessions on Mondays from 4-5pm using this link: meet.google.com/gmx-iwgw-znt or email us at netter-pyn@sas.upenn.edu.
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