Monday, March 4, 2013

Youth Jobs Rally



        On Thursday the 21st of February we had our creative action at a certain park that we didn’t know the name of….Anyways we had teens run a marathon wearing penny tees to represent  companies that we were targeting. It was fun an exciting because I was running an I came in first place *smiles*. Later in the day we had more than 1,000 teens march to the state house, sadly I wasn’t there to scream my lungs out -___- . After the teens went into the state house were we trained them on how to meet with their legislators an representatives. Then me an my close friend Jealle *coughs (lie) cough* (just kidding) met with representative Mary Keef who took the podium an talked for awhile about trying to get the budget for youth job to increase. We then took the podium, asked some questions, had some teens come up an share their stories with all of us. Then we wrapped it up by sending the teens to go talk to their representatives. So in all the 21st was a hectic day but also a fun day.

Youth Jobs Rally



Thursday 21st I attended the youth jobs rally in Downtown Boston. The rally was based on the lack of jobs for youth in the community. The event was very powerful especially because of it’s outcome of over 1,200 youth. This shows that teens don’t only want jobs but they are willing to fight for it. Hopefully the rally got to some of the companies such as Putnam, fidelity, John Hancock and some others since we also mocked them outside of their own doors with our creative action which was a way to show the companies where they would come in, in a race of companies that support teen jobs. Overall the rally was very fun interesting and hopefully affective, hope to see you next year !

Youth Jobs Rally



            The Annual Youth Jobs Rally this year was extremely fun. This was the first rally I have been to and it lived up to all of the positive feedback that I had received prior to the event. The amount of people who showed up was huge. Over 1000 people came! Everyone was involved and ready to participate and show their support for the Youth Jobs Coalition
            To show our determination to get more jobs we presented our ideas to politicians. We trained teens in grouo0ps to form a meeting with politicians and express their ideas. It was cool to see the various thoughts that were being expressed throughout the meetings that were held in the statehouse. This opportunity gave me the chance to meet new people and experience new things. This is definitely something I would love to participate in next year!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pictures from GBIO!!!

                                          Chuck Koplik Speaking!!!
                                         Jaelle Sanon and Nahma Nadich

Justice Day

On Veterans' Day, November 12, YMORE held their first annual Justice Day at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Harvard Square.

There were over 50 teens that attended the event.

Personally, I enjoyed the event very much. From 1 to 4, teens from all across MA talked about the issues that personally plagued their neighborhoods. the event was very successful in getting the message across that there are social injustice situations that we face. My favorite part of the event was when we played this game where we got into three groups and each group represented a social class. I can't wait for the next  YMORE event because I know that this will be better than the one we just had.

Revenue Campaign

On Thursday, November 15, the Dorchester Bay Youth Force held a special event for the individuals involved with door-knocking for the Revenue Campaign.

The event started out with a couple of fun icebreakers and then moved on to a discussion about each individuals experience and adventure as they door-knocked in various neighborhoods. the different stores ranged from adventurous to happy to even outright funny.

Overall, the event was quite enjoyable and brought back memories of a very exciting summer.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Justice Day

On Veterans' Day, November 12, YMORE held their first annual Justice Day at the UU Church in Harvard Square.

There were over 50 teens that attended the event.

Personally, I enjoyed the event very much. From 1 to 4, teens from all across MA talked about the issues that personally plagued their neighborhoods. the event was very successful in getting the message across that there are social injustice situations that we face. My favorite part of the event was when we played this game where we got into three groups and each group represented a social class. I can't wait for the next  YMORE event because I know that this will be better than the one we just had.