The Youth Activism Showcase Program for the 8th Inning Stretch


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The Youth Activism Showcase Program for the 8th Inning Stretch, a Sneak Preview, Completeion Fundraiser for the PatchWorks Films Documentary, Havana Curveball.

Event Team: Marc Smolowitz - Executive Producer - Havana Curveball + Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider - Filmmakers - Havana Curveball + Lisa Finkelstein - Fundraising and Event Producer + Brielle Brilliant, Youth Activism Showcase Coordinator + Shannon DuPont, Auction & Catering Coordinator + Siobhan FitzGerald, Production Assistant + Kimberly Lao, Registration & Tickets Coordinator + Noonay McGuire, Venue & Technical House Coordinator - Jethro Patalinghug, Music & Technical Coordinator + Callie Ranahan, Auction & Volunteer Coordinator + Sydni Schieber, Outreach & Communications Coordinator + Ian Price, Designer

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The Youth Activism Showcase Program for the 8th Inning Stretch

  1. 1. Youth With Heart Youth With Heart is a support group for teens with congenital heart defects started by Rachael Katz and Phillip Caine, highschoolers who know the challenges first hand. They are developing a pilot program they hope to scale nationally with the help of the American Heart Association. Rachael and Phillip are participants in the Diller Teen Fellowship Program, a yearlong international Jewish identity and leadership development program for high school students. The 8th Inning Stretch t h u r s day d e c e m b e r 5 , 2 0 1 3 l p r o g r a m Youth Activism Showcase Presenters Rachael Katz and Philip Caine Teen Leaders and Diller Fellows Gabi Lazar Diller Teen Fellows Program Coordinator For more information: Do not be daunted by the world’s grief Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. The Book of Micah, 6:8 Educ at ion De p a r t m e n t
  2. 2. Amigos de las Americas Community Grows (East Bay Chapter) Amelia Curry spent most of last summer living in a village in the Dominican Republic, advocating for children’s rights through Amigos de las Americas. Since 1965, AMIGOS’ unique immersion experience has helped thousands of young people learn about new cultures and traditions in Latin America, develop leadership skills in community service, and strengthen their language skills. High school junior, Kenya Mack, helps teach environmental education classes at her former elementary school as a member of CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). BEETS is a green jobs training program for low-income, underserved teens in the Western Addition. This six-month stipend program educates teens to be community leaders in organic gardening, harvesting, cooking nutritional foods, recycling, composting, park care, and bicycle maintenance. Presenters Amelia Curry Volunteer Teen Training Supervisor Nikka Tahan Training Director Presenters Kenya Mack Intern Melissa Tang CommunityGrows BEETS Program Manager For more information: For more information: Clothe Ethiopian Children Jjangde [jong-jay] CLOTHE ETHIOPIAN CHILDREN Clothe Ethiopian Children began with a simple smile on the face of a boy Fana Aregawie met while visiting family in Ethiopia. His pleasure at receiving an old pair of shoes made her realize that such a simple gift could make a difference in a country where 80% of children live in poverty. She decided to raise money to bring to Ethiopia every summer to buy clothing to donate to a local school. Jjangde takes its name from the Senegalise phrase, “Wallam e’ jangde” meaning, help me learn. Their model is simple: employ Senegalise entrepreneurs to create hand-made goods to sell globally and use the money earned to fund schools in their communities. Launched in San Francisco by two public school educators and their students, the teen advisors fundraise and create awareness in the U.S. and participate in a Senegalese cultural exchange during the summer. Presenters Fana Aregawie Teen leader Ayosef Aregawie and Iris Moeller Parents Presenters Erin Stickley, Ian Marshall, and Jonah Allen, Student Advisors Ousmane Guye, Founder, Educator Hokhmah Joyallen, Parent Advisor Tamra and Rob Marshall, Parent Advisors For more information: For more information: