Showing posts with label teens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label teens. Show all posts

Monday, July 8, 2024

Safe Coalition teen summer programs begin this week

Safe Coalition teen programs
Safe Coalition teen programs

 

We are OPEN this week! 
SAFE SUMMER PROGRAMS are open for any teen age 13 to 18. 
Looking to learn more? Email us! 
Info@safecoalitionma.org

🟢 Sign up here! tinyurl.com/safeteenreg







Monday, July 1, 2024

July 2024 Franklin Library News & Events for Teens

Weekly / Monthly Events for Teens

Family Game Night! 2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:00PM
Try and new game! Introduce your favorite! Most importantly... Play games! This is a monthly group dedicated to the great board games out there and a space to find some new people to play with! No registration required!

Code Club! Wednesdays @ 4:00PM (3rd-8th Grade)
This is an after school hour of code focusing on exploration of computer programming through play. This is not a classroom. This is a playground where Coders have access to: optional tutorials & walkthroughs, monthly challenges, and mentoring in their coding journey. All levels of skill are welcome and personal projects are encouraged! This can be a great way to dip your toes in the pool and see what learning to code can do for you! Sign up on the Library website to let us know you are coming and if you need any technology from the library!

Teen Book Bites! Wednesdays @ 5:30PM (Ages 12+)
Teens! Bring along a snack and join us in the teen room each Wednesday for a casual chat about what we're all reading! No registration required!

Teen Advisory Board! 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 6:30PM (Ages 12+)
Join us each month for Teen Advisory Board! The Teen Advisory Board is a GREAT opportunity to get involved here at the library! You'll help plan events and programs, create displays and decorate the teen space, and help drive decisions around the kinds of materials we bring to the YA collection, from books and beyond, all while eating snacks and getting volunteer hours! It's a win-win-win! No registration required!

Collage Club for Teens! Thursdays @ 1:00PM (Ages 12+)
Teens! Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1:00PM all summer long for a casual lunchtime collage- session! Materials will be provided (though you can always bring your own magazines!) Feel free to bring your own lunch/snack and your creativity! No registration required!

Tricky Trivia! 2nd Thursday of the Month @ 6:30PM
Are you ready to prove your trivia knowledge is more than trivial? Do you have the facts to fight for the title of Franklin's Trivia Master? Join us for snacks and a Family Trivia Challenge at the Library! Play as a team or go solo for ultimate bragging rights! No registration required!

Special Events for Teens

Fun with Drones! Friday, July 5th @ 1:00PM
Join licensed drone pilot Brian Kourtz of Boston 25 News as he shows us the different types of drones, uses for drone footage, how to get your pilot's license, and of course, how to fly a drone! No registration required!

Paint-Teens! Monday, July 29th @ 5:00PM
Teens! Join Miss Lily and create your very own step-by-step painting of a summer popsicle! This paint party is a great fit for teens ages 12+! All materials will be provided. Registration is Required!

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/july-2024-franklin-library-news-events

July 2024 Franklin Library News & Events for Teens
July 2024 Franklin Library News & Events for Teens


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

PLANET FITNESS' HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER PASS™ RETURNS; TEENS WORK OUT FREE JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announces the return of its High School Summer Pass™ program, inviting high school teens ages 14 – 191 to work out for free at any of its 2,500+ Planet Fitness locations across the U.S. and Canada this summer, between June 1 and August 31. 

Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness

Starting today (5/20/24), teens can visit https://www.planetfitness.com/summerpass to register for the program before gaining club access starting Saturday, June 1. Teens under the age of 18 in the U.S. and 19 years old in Canada must register with a parent or guardian online or in-club. Since the High School Summer Pass program began, Planet Fitness has invested more than $200 million in waived membership dues to promote youth health and wellness and improve the physical and mental health of millions of teens 2.

 

The High School Summer Pass program kicks off during Mental Health Awareness Month (May) to help teens prioritize their physical and mental health during a critical time of year when school is out and important academic or extracurricular activities are on pause. In fact, the American Heart Association3 has found that only 25 percent of teens complete the recommended one hour of physical activity per day – and screen time is partially to blame. Research also shows that 9 out of 10 teens agree physical activity improves their overall mental health,4 and a recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics study4 determined physical fitness among children and adolescents may protect against developing depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; afflictions that have direct correlations to the impacts of the COVID pandemic.

 

"As the leader in fitness with locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Planet Fitness is proud to continue to invest in today's youth by providing free access to fitness during a critical time in their lives," said Craig Benson, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. "Many teens continue to be impacted by the long-term mental health impacts from the pandemic, yet studies show that exercise can have a significant, positive impact on teens' overall wellness. We look forward to welcoming High School Summer Pass participants into our clubs to support them in their health and wellness journeys."

 

FITNESS PROVIDES FREEDOM FROM MENTAL HEALTH OBSTACLES

 

To understand what is top-of-mind among teens today and better support them over the summer, Planet Fitness commissioned a national study,5 which found the following:

  • Mental Health Is a Source of Worry. 94 percent of teens face emotional and mental health struggles and about four in five (79 percent) of parents have concerns about their teen's mental health. Luckily, 63 percent of teens have found that they feel better about themselves when they exercise, with more than half (53 percent) experiencing a mood boost and feeling more accomplished.
  • Internal Struggles are Real. Three in four teens (72 percent) are self-conscious and confess they struggle with body positivity issues (43 percent), something that's been consistent in year's past.
  • The Moment is Now. 85 percent of teens feel that there's no better time than right now to concentrate on improving their health.
  • Limiting Screen Time. About seven in 10 (70 percent) teens report that staying off social media and their phones (65 percent) helps them cope with the challenges they're facing.
  • Strength Is in The Numbers. Nine in 10 (90 percent) teens feel that exercising with a friend is beneficial to their fitness journey – with others (81 percent) feeling that working out with a parent or sibling, trainer (73 percent), being part of a sports team (69 percent) and following fitness influencers (58 percent) inspires them to be more active.

 

All High School Summer Pass participants will have access to free fitness training from in-club certified fitness trainers6, free workouts designed specifically for high schoolers in the free Planet Fitness App as well as workout plans available at https://www.planetfitness.com/summerpass.

 

For more information on High School Summer Pass, including how to sign up for the free membership at any of the more than 2,500 Planet Fitness locations in the U.S. and Canada, visit PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass.


About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the world by number of members and locations. As of March 31, 2024, Planet Fitness had approximately 19.6 million members and 2,599 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Panama, Mexico and Australia. The Company's mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.

 

1 Teenagers ages 14 – 19 can visit any Planet Fitness location in the United States and Canada. Teens must work out at the location they sign up at and are not permitted to use other locations. Teens under 18 or the age of majority in the applicable jurisdiction, must sign-up with a parent or guardian in-club or online at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass. Once the parent or guardian waiver is signed for teens under 18 or the age of majority in the applicable jurisdiction, teens can work out alone. Students who are already 18 or the age of majority in the applicable jurisdiction do not need a parent or guardian to be present during the sign-up process.
7 million teen participants since 2019, $10 per month, three month program
3 Most of the Nation's Teens Aren't Getting Enough Exercise – United States, April 2020 – American Heart Association.
4 Physical Fitness and Risk of Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents – United States, April 2024 – JAMA Pediatrics.
5 Online survey conducted by Wired Research to 1,024 parents of teens ages 14-19 and their respective teens, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.
6 Locations are independently owned and operated; please check your local club for details.

SOURCE Planet Fitness, Inc.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Mitzi is excited to share the events & happenings at the Library for May 2024 (audio)

FM #1197 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1197 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with Mitzi Gousie, Programming and Outreach Librarian with the Franklin Public Library. We had our discussion at the Franklin TV Studios on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

 

We talk about 

  • Reviewed the regular open hours, and month ending holiday times

  • Library events for May 2024

    • Special events

    • Kiddos, or “littles”

    • Family

    • Adults


The show notes include links to the Library page and to the calendar of events where registration for some of the events is required/recommended..


The recording runs about 20 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1197-fpl-may-2024-highlights-04-24-24



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Mitzi Gousie’s email -> mgousie@minlib.net 


Franklin Public Library page ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library 


May Newsletter -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/may-2024-franklin-library-news-events 


Library Calendar of Events ->  http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/F/FRANKLIN/ekp.cfm 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Franklin Public Library: News & Events scheduled for Mary 2024
Franklin Public Library: News & Events scheduled for May 2024

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Teens who discovered new way to prove Pythagoras’s theorem uncover even more proofs | US news | The Guardian

"Two college freshmen who, during their final year of high school, found a new way to prove Pythagoras’s theorem by using trigonometry – which mathematicians for generations thought was impossible – have since uncovered multiple more such proofs, they revealed in a national interview on Sunday.

“We found five, and then we found a general format that could potentially produce at least five additional proofs,” Calcea Johnson said on CBS’s 60 Minutes, a little more than a year after she and Ne’Kiya Jackson collaborated on an accomplishment that earned them international recognition.

Nonetheless, in comments that stunned their interviewer, Bill Whitaker, the two graduates of St Mary’s Academy in New Orleans denied seeing themselves as math geniuses and dismissed any interest in pursuing careers in mathematics." 
Continue reading the article online -> 
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/06/pythagoras-theorem-proof-new-orleans-teens

Link to video on 60 Minutes ->    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/high-school-students-pythagorean-theorem-trigonometry-proof-60-minutes/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7d&linkId=419385763

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Franklin Public Library: Weekly / Monthly Events for Teens & Special Events for Teens - May 2024

Weekly / Monthly Events for Teens
 
Dungeons and Dragons Club for Kids & Teens! Mondays, @ 4:00-6:00 PM (Ages 7+)
Kids are invited to join us for a weekly Dungeons and Dragons Club! The library will supply dice, rule books, and blank character sheets! (Dungeon Masters must be ages 12 and up) Email mgousie@minlib.net for registration and more information.

Code Club! Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM (3rd-8th Grade)
This is an after school hour of code focusing on exploration of computer programming through play. This is not a classroom. This is a playground where Coders have access to: optional tutorials & walkthroughs, monthly challenges, and mentoring in their coding journey. All levels of skill are welcome and personal projects are encouraged! This can be a great way to dip your toes in the pool and see what learning to code can do for you! Sign up on the Library website to let us know you are coming and if you need any technology from the library!

Teen Advisory Board! 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 6:30PM
Join us each month for Teen Advisory Board! The Teen Advisory Board is a GREAT opportunity to get involved here at the library! You'll help plan events and programs, create displays and decorate the teen space, and help drive decisions around the kinds of materials we bring to the YA collection, from books and beyond, all while eating snacks and getting volunteer hours! It's a win-win-win!

Game Bytes! Thursdays @ 4:00PM
No registration required!
Bring a snack and let's play! Bring your own devices or try a retro game while we talk shop about the latest and greatest in Video Games! New Releases, Events, Streamers, Speed Running and more!!

Family Game Night, Tuesday, May 14th @ 6:00 PM
No Registration Required.
Try a new game! Introduce your favorite! Most importantly... Play games!
This a monthly group dedicated to the great board games out there and a space to find some new people to play with! All ages welcome!

Tricky Trivia Thursday, May 16th @ 6:30 PM
No Registration Required!
Are you ready to prove your trivia knowledge is more than trivial? Do you have the facts to fight for the title of Franklin’s Trivia Master? Join us for snacks and a Family Trivia Challenge at the Library!
Play as a team or go solo for ultimate bragging rights!

Special Events for Teens

Teen Regency Era Tea Party! Wednesday May 15 @5:30PM
Gentle Reader, you are formally invited to a celebration of Jane Austen, Bridgerton, and all things Regency! Please join us for an early evening tea party complete with sandwiches and sweets and the soundtrack to match!

College Life Panel Discussion for Teens! Wednesday May 22 @5:30PM
Teens! Join a panel of FHS graduates as they share their experiences and advice, as well as answer any questions you may have about college with a uniquely Franklin perspective!


Franklin Public Library:  Weekly/Monthly Events for Children - May 2024
Franklin Public Library:  Weekly/Monthly Events for Teens - May 2024

Friday, April 12, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024

Franklin Public Library News & Events for Teens for April 2024 (audio)

Weekly / Monthly Events for Teens


Dungeons and Dragons Club for Kids & Teens! Mondays, @ 4:00-6:00 PM (Ages 7+)
Kids are invited to join us for a weekly Dungeons and Dragons Club! The library will supply dice, rule books, and blank character sheets! (Dungeon Masters must be ages 12 and up) Email mgousie@minlib.net for registration and more information.

Code Club! Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM (3rd-8th Grade)
This is an after school hour of code focusing on exploration of computer programming through play. This is not a classroom. This is a playground where Coders have access to: optional tutorials & walkthroughs, monthly challenges, and mentoring in their coding journey. All levels of skill are welcome and personal projects are encouraged! This can be a great way to dip your toes in the pool and see what learning to code can do for you! Sign up on the Library website to let us know you are coming and if you need any technology from the library!

Teen Advisory Board! 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 6:30PM
Join us each month for Teen Advisory Board! The Teen Advisory Board is a GREAT opportunity to get involved here at the library! You'll help plan events and programs, create displays and decorate the teen space, and help drive decisions around the kinds of materials we bring to the YA collection, from books and beyond, all while eating snacks and getting volunteer hours! It's a win-win-win!

Game Bytes! Thursdays @ 4:00PM
No registration required!
Bring a snack and let's play! Bring your own devices or try a retro game while we talk shop about the latest and greatest in Video Games! New Releases, Events, Streamers, Speed Running and more!!

Tricky Trivia Thursday, April 25th @ 6:30 PM
No Registration Required!
Are you ready to prove your trivia knowledge is more than trivial? Do you have the facts to fight for the title of Franklin’s Trivia Master? Join us for snacks and a Family Trivia Challenge at the Library!
Play as a team or go solo for ultimate bragging rights!

Family Game Night, Tuesday, April 30th @ 6:00 PM
No Registration Required.
Try a new game! Introduce your favorite! Most importantly... Play games!
This a monthly group dedicated to the great board games out there and a space to find some new people to play with! All ages welcome!

Special Events for Teens


Solar Eclipse Celebration! Saturday April 6th @1:00pm
There is a total eclipse of the sun on Monday April 8th!! Let’s Party! Join us for games, activities, safety tips, eclipse details, and more! We’ll be handing out solar viewing glasses too!

Teen Wire Wrapping Workshop! Wednesday April 17th @5:30PM
Come join us for an evening of jewelry wire exploration! This often-overlooked resource has lots of useful applications within the world of jewelry-making and art. We will work on a simple wire-wrapping project, discuss wire bending techniques and how to make jump rings. Examples and materials provided, but please feel free to bring any current projects that might benefit from this workshop!


Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/april-2024-franklin-library-news-events

Listen to Mitzi and I cover all the highlights for April 2024. The recording runs about 32 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1160-franklin-public-library-april-2024-event-highlights-03-18-24

Franklin Public Library News & Events for Teens for April 2024 (audio)
Franklin Public Library News & Events for Teens for April 2024 (audio)

Monday, March 25, 2024

Watch "The Anxious Generation Art Project" on YouTube (video)

"Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt believes childhood itself has gone missing. And he and artist Dave Cicirelli are teaming up to tell that story at the scenes of the crime.

Haidt argues that for a little over a decade, we’ve been raising children in an environment hostile to human development. Kids are spending upwards of eight to nine hours a day on their phones and very little time playing in the real world with other kids. Their mental health has suffered and their real-world childhood has been taken away from them.

Based on the essential findings of Haidt’s book, The Anxious Generation, we're blanketing the centers of media, government, and tech in provocative images and installations that remove the filters from the phone-based coming of age.  

This guerilla art takeover is anchored by a ten-foot-tall “Missing Childhood” milk cartons in prominent public spaces. These cartons will not just tell the tragic story of youth’s mental health decline but also be a forum for passerbyers to share their personal experiences with this dramatic shift in childhood."

The Boston Globe has a Q&A with Jonathan Haidt on the Anxious Generation ->   https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/03/24/opinion/jonathan-haidt-the-anxious-generation/


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Listen in as Mitzi & I talk about the March happenings at the Franklin Library (audio)

FM #1152 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1152 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with Mitzi Gousie, Programming and Outreach Librarian with the Franklin Public Library. We had our discussion at the Franklin TV Studios on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

 

We talk about 

  • Reviewed the regular open hours, and month ending holiday times

  • Library events for March 2024

    • Kiddos, or “littles”

    • Family

    • Adults


The show notes include links to the Library page and to the calendar of events where registration for some of the events is required/recommended..


The recording runs about 32 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1152-franklin-public-library-march-2024-highlights-02-28-24



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Mitzi Gousie’s email -> mgousie@minlib.net 


Event highlights we covered in this conversation

https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/march-2024-franklin-library-news-events 


Franklin Public Library page ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library 


Library Calendar of Events ->  http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/F/FRANKLIN/ekp.cfm 


Stellarium - open source sky viewing software https://stellarium.org/


Eclipse viewers -> https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/viewers-filters 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Listen in as Mitzi & I talk about the March happenings at the Franklin Library (audio)
Listen in as Mitzi & I talk about the March happenings at the Franklin Library (audio)