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7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action (12/15/2019-12/31/2019)

7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action (12/15/2019-12/31/2019)

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7th-12th Poetry Writing Elective (01/11/2020)

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7th-12th Classical Japanese Music Elective (01/16/2020)

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7th-12th Intergenerational Ropes Course Elective (01/18/2020)

7th-12th Intergenerational Cooking Class Elective (01/18/2020)

7th-12th Poetry Writing Elective (01/18/2020)

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7th-12th Lester Community Center MLK Day Community Action (01/20/2020)

7th-12th Carpenter Art Garden MLK Day Community Action (01/20/2020)

7th-12th Mitchell Heights MLK Day Community Action (01/20/2020)

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7th-12th Write On Speak Out Open Mic Elective (01/24/2020)

7th-12th Spring Training – AM (01/25/2020)

9th-12th Sexual Health Literacy Community Action (01/25/2020)

7th-12th Teen Arts Fest Elective (01/25/2020)

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7th-12th Spring Training (01/28/2020)

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7th-9th STEM4fem Elective — FOR FEMALE-IDENTIFYING STUDENTS (01/30/2020)

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Fall TRAINING opportunities for 7th-12th graders:
Saturday, January 25th 9:00am-12:00pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) 100 spots available

Saturday, January 25th 1:30pm-4:30pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) 100 spots available

Tuesday, January 28th 4:30pm-7:30pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th., 38105)

Bridge Builders will develop unique connections with each other through communication and team building activities.

ELECTIVE opportunities:

Saturday, January 11th 1:00pm-3:00pm

7th-12th Poetry Writing Elective at Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., 38111)

Come participate in a poetry writing workshop in the Cloud901 Teen Lab! 35 spots available.

Thursday, January 16th 3:45pm-5:00pm

7th-12th Classical Japanese Music Elective at Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., 38111)

The Japanese Cultural Experience will kick off with special guest Chiemi Shimizu. She will discuss the history of Japanese music and will demonstrate with her classical instruments. 15 spots available.

Saturday, January 18th 9:00am-12:00pm

7th-12th Intergenerational Ropes Course Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)

Students and parents/guardians are invited to try our indoor challenge course together. Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED, and please wear comfortable clothing. Students and parents/guardians MUST attend together. 20 student spots and 20 parent/guardian spots available.

Saturday, January 18th 10:00am-12:00pm

7th-12th Intergenerational Cooking Class Elective at Church Health Center (1350 Concourse Ave., 38104)

A fun opportunity for students and parents/guardians to learn culinary techniques while preparing a healthy meal together. A parent or guardian MUST attend with each student. 12 spots available.

Saturday, January 18th 1:00pm-3:00pm

7th-12th Poetry Writing Elective at Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., 38111)

Come participate in a poetry writing workshop in the Cloud901 Teen Lab! 35 spots available.

Friday, January 24th 5:45pm-8:00pm

7th-12th Write On Speak Out Open Mic Elective at Stax Music Academy (910 E. McLemore Ave., 38106)

Calling all poets, singers, musicians, comedians, and actors! Take advantage of this open mic opportunity to share your talents with the youth of Memphis and enjoy music from the student house band as well. 25 spots available.

Saturday, January 25th 11:30am-1:00pm

7th-12th Teen Arts Fest Elective at Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., 38111)

Support teen artists as they showcase and sell their artwork at the Teen Arts Fest! Parents and families are welcome and encouraged to attend. 50 spots available.

Thursday, January 30th 5:00pm-7:00pm

7th-9th Stem4fem Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) — FOR FEMALE-IDENTIFYING STUDENTS

Join STEM4fem for an exciting workshop where you will complete fun STEM challenges with new people and learn about how STEM can be used to benefit the community. You will also meet and interact with STEM professionals to gain more insight into different careers and opportunities. FOR FEMALE-IDENTIFYING STUDENTS ONLY. 30 spots available.

COMMUNITY ACTION opportunities:

January 15th-January 31st

7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action at various locations

We recognize we have a number of students who complete service projects around the city through other organizations, and we want to honor that involvement. Students will be emailed on the 15th with instructions on how to log their hours. 150 spots available.

Monday, January 20th 8:30am-11:00am

7th-12th Lester Community Center MLK Day Community Action at Lester Community Center (317 Tillman St., 38112)

Students will clean up the neighborhood around the Lester Community Center. IMPORTANT NOTE: Wear warm, functional clothing and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Please bring a refillable water bottle. 50 spots available.

Monday, January 20th 8:30am-11:00am

7th-12th Carpenter Art Garden MLK Day Community Action at Carpenter Art Garden (295 Carpenter St., 38112)

Bridge Builders will serve with Memphis City Beautiful to clean up the Binghampton community. IMPORTANT NOTE: Wear warm, functional clothing and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Please bring a refillable water bottle. 50 spots available.

Monday, January 20th 8:30am-11:00am

7th-12th Mitchell Heights MLK Day Community Action at United Way of the Mid-South (1005 Tillman St., 38112)

Students will work with Memphis City Beautiful to section off an edible forest in preparation for planting in the Mitchell Heights Community. IMPORTANT NOTE: wear functional clothes and closed toe-shoes that can get dirty. Please bring a refillable water bottle. 50 spots available.

Monday, January 20th 8:30am-11:00am

7th-12th Memphis Rox the Block MLK Day Community Action at 915 E. McLemore Ave., 38106

Working with Memphis City Beautiful, students will participate in a community cleanup in the Soulsville neighborhood. IMPORTANT NOTE: Wear warm, functional clothing and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Please bring a refillable water bottle. 50 spots available.

Saturday, January 25th 9:00am-12:00pm

9th-12th Sexual Health Literacy Community Action at 600 Jefferson Ave., 38105

Bridge Builders will learn how to create a relationship with their doctor through open communication and safe spaces. Students will be able to advise medical residents on the best way to provide care to teen patients. There will be role plays around teen/doctor situations, including safe sex practices, birth control, confidentiality, and body image. Participation in this event will include consenting to participate in a research study through LeBonheur and UTHSC. For this, you will complete a pretest, posttest, and two short online follow up surveys. 25 spots available.