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HYLA Application Form 2016

HYLA Application Form 2016

We are pleased to invite you and your friends to the 2016 Hudson Youth Leadership Academy, or HYLA as we like to say. HYLA will offer leadership skill- building workshops. In an intense, but exciting five day conference. This is an opportunity for you to share your goals, strengthen your skills, and make life-long friends. Young people like you today have so much to offer as the leaders of tomorrow. With this view and our passion to see young people empowered, the Kurz Family Foundation initiated a collaboration between Creative Response to Conflict (CRC), Me to We, Free the Children and Rockland Community College (RCC).
This registration package has everything you need to apply to HYLA. To register, please complete this package and mail it to the address below. The HYLA Conference will be held from Monday, June 27 to Friday July 1 on the main campus of Rockland Community College.
The cost of the conference is based on a sliding scale. We ask that participants pay between $100 and $200. If you are able to pay at the higher end of the scale, you will be helping to support participants who are in need of financial aid. (Scholarship monies are available. Please write a separate letter stating your request) The day/time of the conference is as follows:
June 27 9-5
June 28 9-5
June 29 9-7
June 30 9-7 (barbeque and talent show)
July 1 9-3
Participants should arrive no later than 9 Am. at the entrance to the Cultural Arts Center. A HYLA team member will meet participants in the upper level of the Center. The balance is due Tuesday, June 7tn.
Application deadline with deposit is due June 1. In order for an application to be considered complete, a non-refundable deposit of $30 is expected at the time of application.
Parents/guardians are invited to a talent show and BBQ on Thursday at 5 P.M.. Please make checks payable to: Creative Response to Conflict. In the memo line on the check, please write HYLA. Please send the application and deposit to:
Creative Response to Conflict
ATTN: HYLA
521 North Broadway, Box 271, Nyack, New York 10960

Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit

The Stony Point Center, an FOR affiliate organziation in Stony Point, NY, has announced the seventh-annual “Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit” Peacemaking Summer Institute for Young Adults, ages 19 to 29.

The program, May 31 to Aug. 7, is free to those who are accepted.

The Stony Point Center Summer Institute is seeking Jewish, Christian and Muslim young adults, who are grounded in their religious tradition, serious about spirituality and the state of the planet, and excited by social activism in a multireligious context.

They offer a rich opportunity to live in a supportive community with peers. The community they form will be “nested” in the larger multifaith Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center (SPC), an intentional, residential community of Muslims, Jews and Christians who help run SPC and engage in hospitality, study, and nonviolence and social justice activism.

Apply online — deadline Feb. 15, and space is limited!

Overview

The Summer Institute is multi-dimensional. Students will:

  • engage in multifaith study and dialogue
  • grow in their relationship to the land and to each other through farming
  • live together in community
  • study nonviolent approaches to justice and peace

Throughout the program, students will have opportunities for one-to-one mentoring sessions for spiritual and vocational guidance.

Watch a video about the Summer Institute at Stony Point Center

SPC believes that the religious traditions of the world have interrelated lessons to teach us all about welcoming “the other” and caring for the earth. Together, they constitute a spiritual ecology. The welfare of humanity now requires that we consciously rebalance that spiritual ecology — acknowledging the precious uniqueness of each tradition while strengthening their mutual relations. Working in the SPC gardens is an integral part of the program.

Schedule

There are two sessions. Students can attend one or both, but are encouraged to come for both.

Session 1, May 31 to July 3, will focus on the strong thread of peace and nonviolence that runs through Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Students will use what they learn to explore the social justice issues of immigration, gender and sexuality, race and mass incarceration, and religious conflict and peace building. This session will include the Muslim observance of Ramadan and the Jewish observance of Shavuot.

Holiday break, July 4 to July 9, is optional for those attending both sessions. Students may stay over the break and celebrate Eid as well as the July Fourth holiday. It will be a week of fun, rest and relaxation.

Session 2, from July 10 to August 7, will focus on what the three Abrahamic traditions, and some Indigenous faith traditions perspectives on Earth-care. During this session, students will explore the areas environmental justice, climate change, and food justice.

Apply

Visit the Stony Point Center website for more details — including a growing list of scholars, teachers and activists who will be coming to teach.

Remember, the deadline is Feb. 15, and the Summer Institute is free to those who are accepted. Apply online now.

If you have questions, please contact FLGS@stonypointcenter.org. We encourage you to forward this message or share this video on social media with young adults or others you know who work with young adults.

HYLA Holiday Party

Please come.
Please invite your friends, family, and colleagues.
Please RSVP

“A good place to find out about HYLA.”

HYLA HOLIDAY PARTY!

Hudson Youth Leadership Academy

TIME AND DATE: Sunday afternoon, December 13th from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm
PLACE: Rick’s Club American, 100 Lake Road, Congers, NY,10920.
Don’t forget to tell your friends, family, and colleagues.

Please fill out the information below or RSVP to: Janet Newman, jnewman@crc-global.org

Leonard Kurz
Cell phone: 510-918-8098

BullyProof Movie and Dramatics

We have started a Crowdrise Fundraiser to raise funds for a brand new Bullying Prevention and Intervention tool to use in schools and youth-centered organizations. The new tool will be a film called the BullyProof Movie. The film will feature the animal characters and their assorted BullyProof characteristics. There is a second portion of the film that will demonstrate in a group setting how to utilize the puppets in role-play activities that teach how to confront bullying by putting on one’s BullyProof Shield. The purpose of this section of the film is to give teachers and other community leaders ideas of how to utilize the puppets within their environments. – For more information about the BullyProof Movie and the fundraiser for it, please visit Crowdrise: http://www.crowdrise.com/bullyproof!

Asking “Common Core” Questions, Alfie Kohn

Author and speaker Alfie Kohn, is described by Time Magazine as
“perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades and test scores”. SUNY New Paltz’s Humanistic/Multicultural Education program invites you to join Alfie Kohn in a conversation about common core and standardized tests. His thoughts and work in this area may lead us all, teachers, parents and school administrators, to some creative problem solving regarding the subject.

A Talk By Alfie Kohn:

Asking Core Questions About “Common Core” Standards: The Latest Version of Top-Down School Reform

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Coykendall Science Building Auditorium

SUNY New Paltz

Kohn has written books on the subject: No Contest: The Case Against Competition, Punished By Rewards and most recently, Feel-Bad Education. The talk is sponsored by the Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program; CAS; Departments of Elementary Education, Secondary Education; Educational Studies; and Sociology; Progessive Academic Network; Re-thinking Testing; New Paltz Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa; and Hudson Valley Writing Project. For more information about the event, contact: Nancy Schniedewind, 845-257-3200 x2827, schnieden@newpaltz.edu and for more information about Alfie Kohn go to: alfiekohn.org/index.php.

HYLA Summer Academy 2014

This year’s theme is: Creating A Culture of Caring In Our Schools!

SIGN UP TODAY! ONLINE REGISTRATION: crc-global.org/HYLA-2014/

The Hudson Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA) is a four-day long camp, designed to give middle school, high school and college freshmen youth the leadership skills and confidence they need to create change within their community.

 

or call 845-353-1796

Four Fun-Filled Days:

  • Interactive learning through workshops on leadership development
  • Workshops that will address how to create caring cultures within our schools
  • Guidance from internationally trained Me to We facilitators
  • A Celebration on the last day – a big BBQ and talent show showcasing HYLA participants
  • Incredible friendships wit like-minded young people to last a lifetime

Re-Entry supports 1 Billion Rising!

Last Thursday, February the 14th, One Billion women danced and rose to end violence against women! This movement was started by OneBilionRising, an organization founded to make an end to the atrocity, that one of three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.

Proud to be part of these one billion women (and those who love them), the women of CRC’s Re-Entry Support Program met at the Palisades Mall, West Nyack and participated in the dance, with happened across the globe on the same day.

Have a look and enjoy watching One Billion Women (and those who love them) rising to end violence against women.

Look in Youtube!