January 12-14 Art Inside and Out
Not just for those who see themselves as artists - this is about the doing and the being present in that moment. We will use a variety of media – clay, snow, food, paint, things in the forest, paper for drawing or folding, pillows, people, sounds, words …. What did we leave out?
Jan 19-21 Feed the Spirit
9th – 12th Grade
Feb 2-4 When You’re Alone
Young Adults (including 11th &12th grade )
Feb 16-18 One Purple Crayon
4th & 5th Grade
That is all it takes to express your creativity and create your own reality. Sometimes in a world that seems ever more complicated all you need is one purple crayon and a big blank wall of paper to feel happy again. We will provide you with both so you can create a world the way you want it to be. All you have to bring is your self and your imagination. We'll share thoughts on how to move those visions from the walls to the outside world.
March 17 - 20, 2018 Washington DC
We will take up to 10 high school youth to participate in the Friend's Committee on National Legislation's (FCNL) annual spring lobby and advocacy training weekend.
Register here by January 15, if you are interested and we will contact you. This is an application process to attend with the PoHo youth program. We will select up to 10 participants to go with us. We are looking for people who are serious about social justice issues, particularly immigration, and learning how to create change inn our country through the legislative process. You must have previously attended Powell House youth programs and demonstrated responsible behavior.
(YOUNG ADULTS should register directly with FCNL and make their own transportation and lodging arrangements. We would love to have a bunch of young Quaker folks there from NY yearly meeting!)
At Spring Lobby Weekend 2018, hundreds of students, recent grads, and young adults will come to Washington, DC to learn how to be effective change makers. The main focus for Spring Lobby Weekend will be immigration.
- Hear from policy experts, high-profile speakers, and other grassroots advocates on solutions to fix our broken immigration system.
- Lobby 3 members of Congress and/or their staff.
- Practice advocacy techniques from writing effective letters to the editor to grassroots organizing.
We plan to stay together at a youth hostel arranged by FCNL.
The cost: $445 plus the cost of transportation
We will figure out transportation to Washington DC when we see who is going with us and where they live. We plan to leave Friday afternoon and return Tuesday night.
(The $445 includes 4 nights at the hostel, meals, the registration fee, local transportation and a Powell House program fee.)
June 7 -8, 2018
Thursday noon to Friday evening,
with the option to stay for the multigenerational "Year At Hog Warts"conference.
July 12 to 15, 2018
A long weekend for unwinding ending with an all-night movie festival plus munchies.
Beginning Thursday, we’ll come together to work, reflect, play, swim and converse.
If you’ve seen or heard of movies that handle thought-provoking issues with humor and tenderness, send in the titles with your registration and we’ll preview them to carefully and enthusiastically consider your suggestions.