“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
Calling all Sophomores – These Shout Outs are ALL FOR YOU!
This week Ms. Anastasia needs to hear from you! Monday we celebrated Memorial Day! For some of you, it was a day for a nice cook out and in our old “normal” it would have been a day out of school! This week we want you to share with us how understanding why we celebrate Memorial Day makes you feel. Use the link below to answer Ms. Anastasia’s questions.
May 26, 1924
President Coolidge signs Immigration Act of 1924
President Calvin Coolidge signs into law the Immigration Act of 1924, the most stringent U.S. immigration policy up to that time in the nation’s history.
May 26th is Sally Ride Day!
Today is Sally Ride Day, a holiday dedicated to the achievements of the late American astronaut and astrophysicist Dr. Sally Ride. She attended Stanford University in Northern California and earned two bachelor’s degrees in both English and physics and went on to receive her master’s and Ph.D, as well. While completing her education, Ride applied to NASA and was selected to participate in their training program. In 1983, she became the first American woman in space flying aboard the space shuttle Challenger and entered into space for a second time the following year. When Sally Ride blasted into space, American activist Gloria Steinem was quoted as saying, “Millions of little girls are going to sit by their television sets and see they can be astronauts, heroes, explorers and scientists.” Sally Ride was the youngest American and the first American woman in space.
Career Launch is a program that BGCA offer to teens between the ages of 13 and 18. This program allows our Club staff to expose teenagers to the world of work and careers. Through this program teens are able to explore different career options, vocations, certificate programs and work force development. It is our goal to provide a safe space for our teens to discover what path they want to take to lead their lives successfully after high school.
It is so important for us to prepare the teens for a future of THEIR choice, after all, that is what we stand for! We understand that each of you are unique and your paths will not always be the same, and that is what the Club staff is for! Exploring options when it comes to higher education and entering the workforce is a very important step to take as you get older. Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?
This week’s Sports, Fitness & Recreation Challenge will make you to stretch a little bit … or a lot depending on how long you’ve been sitting in from of the video game! Mr. Germann is joined by a future Teen Center member! Clear some space in your room, grab a clean sheet of construction paper and see how many times it takes you to complete the paper challenge! No sharing paper please ladies & gentlemen.