Purposeful and Intentional Youth Programming
The Mix at Arbor Place News
The Mix at Arbor Place, a local youth development agency, is releasing a short documentary film at Penn Cinema on September 13th at 5:30. The film chronicles the journey of five Lancaster teens to Atlanta, Georgia for the world’s biggest spoken word poetry competition. The film’s run time is approximately 35 minutes and the premiere showing is free of charge. Individuals can RSVP for the event by emailing Ty Gant at firstname.lastname@example.org. A trailer for the film can be found online by clicking here. more
Reclaimed Newspaper Boxes Hit the Streets, Promote Summer Literacy in Underserved Lancaster Neighborhoodsposted on: 5/25/2016
Reading is fundamental to educational success. Recent research finds that “children growing up in homes with many books get 3 years more schooling than children from bookless homes, independent of their parents’ education, occupation, and class” (Evans, Kelley, Sikora, Treiman;2010). Yet this benefit is often unattainable for low income children and youth. One study found that children from middle income homes have 13 books per child on average while in comparison, low income homes only had one book for every 300 children (Neuman and Dickinson, 2006).
The Lancaster City Track Club, part of the Lancaster PAL program at The Mix at Arbor Place, is hosting the 1st ever “The Right Track Run” on Tuesday, May 17th at 4pm. The event will raise funds to send a team of students from School District of Lancaster to California for the US Track and Field Junior Olympics. Last year 14 students attended with one being named an All-American in two categories. The race is between six schools from the district with the winning school receiving a trophy in honor of their accomplishment. more