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SCI Lynn

15th Annual HALT Conference

Ashaad Suarez is performing his spoken word piece "Get with it" on stage.

A Story From SCI AmeriCorps Member Ingrid Olsen:

Every year, Part of the Solution youth council along with several local organizations such as the Lynn Housing Authority, the Lynn Police Department, and the Communities that Care Coalition come together to put on the annual Harmony Among Lynn Teens (HALT) Conference. HALT serves the community by bringing together teens in Lynn to learn about important resources and information.  This year was the 15th annual conference and the theme was “Above the Influence”, not just including substance abuse, but also being above things like bullying, unprotected sex, violence…etc.  Part of the Solution youth council’s goal for HALT was to engage their peers in activities designed to educate, but also have fun celebrating those who choose to be “above the influence.”Read more

Lynn Youth Council Coverage in The Daily Item

"Girls Inc. group vows to be Part of the Solution," by Chris Stevens, The Daily Item (January 26, 2013)

Recently, the SCI Lynn Youth Council, hosted by Girls Inc. of Lynn, was featured in The Daily Item. The article covered how the group of teens, advised by SCI AmeriCorps Youth Leadership Coordinator Ingrid Olson, is implementing mini-grants to give out to youth-driven community projects to better the city. The Youth Council, also known as "Part of the Solution," will then select which applicants are awarded mini-grants of $100 to $250. Check out the full details of this story here.

A Story of How SCI Lynn is Connecting Residents

I received a phone call at work last week, a common occurrence. Without caller ID on my work phone, something we have learned to rely on thanks to cell phones, I am left to be surprised at every phone call. When I received that phone call, it was a pleasant surprise.

I serve as an AmeriCorps member with SCI Lynn, hosted at Girls Inc. of Lynn. One of my responsibilities is to manage the SCI Lynn website and send out a weekly email newsletter, called an “eBlast.” The woman calling me was a local Lynn resident who signed up for the eBlast this past summer at a Food and Fitness Fair. While at the fair she learned about The Food Project (TFP), a local nonprofit centered on food, community and youth. She wanted to know how her daughter could apply for their Summer Youth Program, an employment and job training opportunity for teens. She was unsure if I would know the answer but was confident I could point her in the right direction.Read more

Latin American Folkloric Gathering

"Latin American Folkloric Gathering." by Kallie, The SCI Daily News

Latinamerican festivalTaking place on Saturday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m., the 5th annual Latinamerican Folkloric Gathering will showcase the rich and varied music, dance and cultural traditions of Central, South America and the Caribbean. Read more

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