HYLA Application Form 2019

Click here for the HYLA application form!


We are pleased to invite you and your friends to the 2019 Hudson Youth Leadership Academy, or HYLA, as we like to say. HYLA will offer leadership skill building workshops in an intense, and exciting five-day summer camp. You will learn about issues affecting your community and your world and have the opportunity to develop a project to make a positive impact! This is a chance 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 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 preferably, by June 1st.

The fee for registration is $30, and scholarships are available upon request. The cost of HYLA is $200 per camper, however scholarships are available and we want everyone who would like to be there to feel welcome to request a full or partial scholarship. HYLA’s goal is to educate and support today’s youth with leadership skills that empower them. HYLA is the ideal learning atmosphere for young people, and we encourage everyone to join us for this first-hand experience.

The camp runs from Monday-Friday, June 24-28, from 9:00am-5:00pm. Friday ends at 3pm.

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.


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
145 College Road, Room 4300
Suffern, NY 10901

Phone: 845-574-4225
Fax: 914-478-1792

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!

An Article about CRC in a German Newsletter

Each year, the German Peace Organization Eirene sends out volunteers who want to help in Organizations all over the world. Since the last three years, CRC was glad to welcome the volunteers Christopher Ohnesorg, Malte Greiner-Petter and Johannes Glatz from Germany to work with Creative Response to Conflict.

In their Newsletter they always feature articles about the work their volunteers do, all around the globe. This time, it’s an article about Johannes Glatz and his work for Creative Response to Conflict.

The Original article is in German, but we are also providing an English version of the article.

To read the English translation, please click here.

To read the original German article, please click here.

 

HYLA 2012

Three Days Dedicated to Changing the World!

If you are a student in middle school, high school or a Freshman in college and are interested in building leadership skills, HYLA may be the summer program for you. The HYLA 2012 application can be filled out online or printed out, filled out and sent in to CRC.
For online application: click this link bit.ly/HYLA2012

If you prefer to print out the application, fill out and mail it to CRC, please download the pdf here: HYLAapplication.pdf

HYLA is a three – day leadership building camp. 

HYLA is designed to give middle school, high school and college freshmen youth the confidence and leadership skills they need to bring about social change within their communities. For three fun-filled days of inspiring and thought-provoking activities, particiapants learn about social justice issues and leadership development.

What will be learned:

  • explore social issues affecting young people around the world
  • explore various leadership abilities and styles
  • deepen confidence and public speaking skills
  • learn the principles of nonviolence
  • learn how to resolve conflicts
  • explore bias awareness and bullying prevention techniques
  • meet like-minded peers and make friendships that will last a lifetime