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
521 North Broadway, Box 271, Nyack, New York 10960

HYLA Holiday Party

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

“A good place to find out about HYLA.”


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

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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!


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