South Philadelphia Prevention Coalition August Events!

South Philadelphia Prevention Coalition (SPPC) will be keeping busy as the Summer winds down by doing some amazing things to really inspire our youth and families in the South Philadelphia community. The month of August will be especially busy! On August 2nd, SPPC will be having a Clean-Up Day and working on developing an Urban Garden Cafe at 8th…

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Meet Alex!

Name: Alex Ho

Grade: 2nd Grade

Program Site: Fell/Vare Summer Camp

Favorite Book: Three Little Pigs

Career Aspiration: Doctor

The Fell/Vare Summer Camp Program would like to nominate Alex Ho as its Student of the Month. Alex will be entering the 2nd grade in the 17-18 school year. Alex is a gracious student who loves to read. He is always very eager to help out his peers and teachers. Outside of camp, Alex enjoys playing with his older brother and watching Yu-Gi-Oh.

 

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Risk of Insufficient Sleeping Habits for Children and Youth

Risk of Insufficient Sleeping Habits for Children and Youth Getting good sleep is vitally important at any age, but especially for growing children. When children don’t get enough sleep, they’re at increased risk for: obesity hypertension (high blood pressure) mood swings behavioral issues such as aggression, depression, anxiety, inattention, and hyperactivity over-tiredness poor response inhibition/self-control poor response time and…

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Talk to Your Children About Smoking!

Parents can have a big influence on whether their kids smoke as attitudes and opinions about smoking set an example. Talk openly about the fact that you do not approve of your child smoking and help them think of ways to resist if someone offers them a cigarette. Did you know that most adult smokers had their first cigarette…

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Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow End of Year Celebration

GTLT’s 2017 Graduates! On June 10th, Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow concluded a spectacular year with an End of Year Celebration at La Salle University. Dedicated GTLT volunteer, Justine Sloyer, opened the ceremony with a heartfelt narrative of her experience working with GTLT this year. Girls Inc. participant, Nasirah Huff and YWCA Tri-County Area participant, Abigail Krause emceed the event. Lorina Marshall-Blake, President…

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National Safety Awareness Month

June is National Safety Awareness Month and did you know that every year, poison control centers receive about 2.2 million calls from people seeking medical help for poisoning?  It is the leading cause of unintentional death, surpassing even motor vehicle crashes, and includes inadvertent ingestion of drugs or chemicals, the excessive use of a drug and exposure to environmental…

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Client Services Department

Housing Counselor, Crystal Walker, facilitates monthly First Time Home Buyers Class United Communities Southeast Philadelphia’s Client Services Department is comprised of two services designed to strengthen family stability within our community. The point of entry for services is through the BenePhilly Center, where a Benefit Access Counselor screens clients for public benefits and helps complete appropriate applications such as…

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Meet Kelly!

Name: Kelly Perez

Grade: Kindergarten

Program Site: Vare-Washington OST

Favorite Book: I See

Career Aspiration: Nurse

Why she's awesome: As one of her program's youngest students, Kelly always attempts to show kindness and compassion for her peers. She is very helpful to her fellow classmates and the program staff. Rarely is Kelly ever seen not smiling and laughing with her friends. Academically, Kelly displays excellence on a daily basis. She completes her homework in a timely manner and loves to read books aloud. Kelly is truly an asset to her program and an example to her peers.

 

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Meet Than Than!

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Name: Than Than Nain

Grade: 12th

Program Site: Furness High School

Favorite Book: Yellow Fever

Career Aspiration: Nurse or Medical Assistant

Than Than joined the Furness OST Music Club in the 9th grade with the intention of learning how to play the piano. Since then, she has tackled every challenge that was put in front of her. After spending her first two years in OST learning to play the piano, she decided it was time for a new challenge, and became the leader of the Furness OST Music Band. She has represented United Communities and Furness OST at many concerts and events, always surpassing everyone’s expectations.

As a student, she is even more phenomenal! Her straight A's landed her on the Honor Roll in 9, 10, and 11th grade, shes's had perfect attendance from 9th through 12th grade, and has received two congressional awards. Capping off a fantastic high school experience, Than Than learned that she has been accepted to the following Universities:

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
  • La Salle University
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Harcum College

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Did you know that 1 in 5 children, ages 13-18, have or will have a serious mental illness and that 70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems have a mental illness ? Some warning signs that a child may be experiencing symptoms of mental illness can include: • Feeling very sad…

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