Friday, April 16, 2021

Webinar : Insight into Adolescence: The Covid Edition.

 Dr. Michael Davidovits is back!  He's one of PSP's trusted experts in child and adolescent psychology, and he's here to give us much-needed insight into our tweens and teens through the filter of this challenging year.


Join PSP and Dr. Davidovits on Thursday, April 22nd @ 7:30pm for Insight into Adolescence: The Covid Edition.

So much has changed after a year of remote schooling, lockdowns, and social isolation, Dr. Davidovits will help us understand normal adolescent development and what may have been altered by the experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the questions we will discuss are:
  • What is the spectrum of "normal" adolescent behavior vs what we are seeing now?
  • What are appropriate and realistic expectations and limits for parents to set at this time?
  • How do we support our teens who are struggling with social isolation, exhibiting more anxiety and depression, and are more obsessed than ever with online engagement?
  • We’ve spent much more time with our tweens and teens than in non-quarantine times. How can we take a step back and get some perspective?
  • How do we deal with our kid's provocations and anxiety-provoking experimentation in light of all they've been through this year?
What:    Insight into Adolescence: The Covid Edition
When:   Thursday, April 22nd
Time:     7:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost:     $30.00/members & $35.00/non-members**
The zoom link for this event will be sent out 24 - 48 hours before the event.

** Park Slope Parents wants everyone to be able to attend our informational webinars. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please email us: events@parkslopeparents.com

Join PSP for a night of insight with Dr. Michael Davidovits,  Assistant Director of the Project for Adolescents and their Families at the Ackerman Institute.

Our goals? Gaining an understanding of the cognitive, emotional, and physical changes in early adolescence and adolescence and the effect that Covid has had on those changes. Exploring strategies to help us stay connected while getting more comfortable with our child's greater need for independence. Learning to manage our stress over our stressed-out teens!
 


Jobs for HS & College Students


 Have the summer of a lifetime working at Sprout Brooklyn! 

Spend the summer in the sunshine, playing and having a positive impact on children’s lives. 

 

Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp, located in Red Hook, is a Hebrew dual-language camp for children entering Pre-K through 5th grade. Sprout Brooklyn is a place where children from a wide spectrum of backgrounds join together to create a joyful, diverse community built on Jewish values, a connection to Israel and the Hebrew language.  

No previous Hebrew experience is necessary to be part of the Sprout Brooklyn community. 


We are looking for energetic, fun-loving and responsible people to join our summer activity specialist team!  Activity specialists lead daily experiential activities to all campers.  Our instructors build their own activity education curricula with guidance from the Education Director. 


We are currently seeking specialists for the following areas: art, drama, yoga, sensory explorations, cooking, nature, and swim.


We can’t wait to spend the summer with you! If you or someone you know are interested in a role at camp, please email Rachel at rachel@sproutbrooklyn.org or

APPLY HERE



FIT Programs for Middle & High Schoolers

 

FIT offers experiential learning opportunities for middle and high school students who are emerging entrepreneurs and strategists, impassioned artists and stylists, impossible dreamers, and unconventional thinkers and makers. Because these seminars and classes are offered in a remote environment this summer, they are available more widely than ever before.
 
Precollege students will engage with FIT’s own faculty and alumni while learning the skills necessary to succeed in the creative industries. More than 140 programs are offered that teach hands-on skills and help prepare for the college admissions process, including portfolio development.

Summer 2021 options include: 
 
Middle School and High School Workshops
Fun, short programs designed to introduce students to some of the unusual and creative topics FIT specializes in. Students spend four days learning a specific skill or technique or explore the many different career opportunities our graduates have gone on to. 
 
High School Summer Live
Students can discover their passions, create competitive portfolio pieces, explore FIT’s majors, and prep for college level courses. These specialized 10- and 11-day courses are taught by FIT professionals who love what they do and love to share their experiences and talents even more.

More information can be found on the Precollege website and students can sign up for programs on the Precollege registration page.
 
Registration opened April 14 and programs begin in June.

STREB Teen and Tween Action Club

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT STREB 

Teen and Tween Action Club
STREB's Virtual Action Club is offered online through Zoom for all kids ages 10 and up! Join us for a morning of PopAction, Juggling, Games and more. Suggested donation $15. Spring Action Club are held Saturday at 11am: April 17May 15 and June 12

Upcoming Action Club: Sat., Apr 17 @ 11am

Click here to register for April

2021 National Young Artists Summit

 



FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CREATIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 

2021 National Young Artists Summit Planning Committee
The National Young Artists Planning Committee: plans, coordinates and co-facilitates the 2021 National Young Artists Summit, which will be held virtually on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Working with a group of youth from across the country committee members design a full-day Summit, providing opportunities for youth leaders, ages 15-20. 
 The planning Committee members are expected to attend all meetings, actively participate in all planning, coordination and facilitation activities and be present for the 2021 National Young Artist Summit. All committee members will receive a $500 stipend for their time.   

Application deadline: Fri., Apr 30


Click here for more details and to apply