A Benefit Concert Celebrating Three Local Non-Profits: Growing Food, Growing Youth and Growing Community!!!
Check out the Invite on Facebook!
NORTHWEST YOUTH COPRS ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND!
WEEKEND OF MAY 16th!!!
OUTDOOR HIGHSCHOOL CHILI COOK-OFF!
May 7th 2009 5:30pm - 7:00pm
More information here
LEAVE NO CHILD INSIDE!
NORTHWEST YOUTH CORPS ESSAY COMPETITION!
Northwest Youth Corps is an amazing non profits. We have empowered over 12,000 youth since we he have started back in 1984. Are you one of those 12,000+ youth and families who went through our program? Here is your chance to write an essay to let us know how Northwest Youth Corps has made a positive impact in your life.
Who may Enter:
- Anyone who has participated in our program. Corps Members, Crew Leaders, AmeriCorps Members, Youth Works Members etc.
- Parents or Guardian of a NYC Graduate.
- Friends of Northwest Youth Corps.
Essay Question: What would you tell someone, parent or teen, about why a student should spend five weeks with NYC. Be creative and have fun!
The winner will receive our latest edition Northwest Youth Corps Sweatshirt! Anyone who participates will also have the opportunity to have their worked used in Northwest Youth Corps
literature and will get a NYC Bumper Sticker! Questions or more information
THE WINNER: Morgan Brennan!
Read an excerpt of her
OREGON STATE FAIR!!!
COME JOIN NYC at THE OREGON STATE FAIR FOR FREE!
To get into the fair for free all you need to do is help us table for a couple of hours. It is a lot of fun!
After your shift, you can enjoy the music, games, crafts, animals and the funky fun food! Thank you to all our alumni who signed up last year.
For more specifics or to sign up please e-mail Liz at ElizabethK@nwyouthcorps.org
Oregon State Fair Website
PROJECT GORP FORTUNE COOKIES
What: This year we are going to include little “fortune messages” from our past Alumni to this years members. As a wise Alumnus, here is your chance to pass on your knowledge, jokes, tips, and or old sayings to the next generation of Youth Corps Members, Staff and AmeriCorps.
How: (IT IS EASY!)
- Send an e-mail to email@example.com in the subject line write: Project GORP Fortune Cookies. or send it to me here.
- In the e-mail write your short message. Topics to write about: tips for being in the field, tips for life, funny jokes, nice thoughts, silly and or a good ol sayings from the past etc.
- Include your name and year(s) you did Northwest Youth Corps.
Why: It is a great way for the past and present to come together, and it is fun too!
Photo Competition starts... NOW!
STOPS the END OF MARCH
Grab your cameras and hit the trails
(or look through your old photos)
for NYC 1st Annual Photo Competition
I. NYC Legacy Photos: Photos of NYC's outdoor exploits and the beautiful surroundings we work with. Photos need to be of areas we have worked in: Oregon, Washington, Northern California, Idaho and Arizona
(can't remember? Shoot us a back an e-mail and we'll help ya out).
II. Creative NYC Pictures: Creative pictures with NYC name or symbol somewhere in the photo or NYC members. The photo should capture what NYC means to you or fond memories of NYC.
III. Where in the World are NYC Alumni: Pictures documenting NYC Alumnus's exciting adventures around the Northwest, the US, and the world!
- Best Overall Picture will win an underwater SPORTS CAMERA!
- First prize photo winners in each category will receive NYC gear
- The first prize winners in each category will also be announced in our newsletters as well as be used in NYC materials! Your photo will be framed and used in the new NYC building.
- Runner Ups and Winners will also have their photos proudly displayed on our website.
For Rules and Application e-mail Liz Kars Alumni Coordinator (ElizabethK@nwyouthcorps).
Trick o Canning
AmeriCorps, Youth Corps and Admin at NYC joined forces and collected a couple hundred pounds of canned goods. Instead of the good ol' traditional trick o treating, NYC went Trick o Canning and collected canned goods (and candy) for the homeless! The event was a huge success (and a lot of fun). Check out out a couple of silly pictures.
NYC 1st Annual Fall Open House Corn Roast
Alumni of all ages 'n from all over Lane County, friends, family, elected officials, and other VIPs came to celebrate NYC at our annual Open House Corn Roast. Corn was roasted 'n shucked a by our alumni and smothered with lots of fresh butter. We ate great fresh food that came straight from our Organic Farm. Heck we even had Smore's! Everyone got to try out our tools and listen to first hand testimonials from our Alumni. The event was a great (delicious) success! Thanks everyone for coming!
Oregon State Fair
Mmmm the fresh smell of cotton candy, deep friend twinkies and farm animals (?). Well maybe the Oregon State fair is not as fresh as the mountains we are use to, but the NYC alumni came together none the less and helped us spread the word about Northwest Youth Corps at the fair!
Hendricks Park 'Hoe Down' on the Trail, September 16: A Success!
32 community volunteers, including 16 NYC alumni and five NYC Americorps members, joined forces on September 16 in order to wish Hendricks Park in Eugene a happy 100th birthday! A bucket brigade was formed, allowing volunteers to quickly build a four inch bed of gravel on several hundred yards of a popular and heavily eroded trail after students of NYC's Outdoor School built several new water bars. See photo of Hoedown participants.
NYC Alumni Pulaski Party! View page with all 35 photos.
Thanks to all of the alumni and families who attended the Pulaski Party and barbecue on September 24, our first NYC alumni event! We enjoyed seeing you and brushing trail together at Buford Park (Mt. Pisgah), Lane County's largest park. Attendees worked a total of 71 hours performing trail maintenance on portions of Trail #3, a five mile trail that is popular among local runners, hikers, and equestrian users. But, this event was not all about work, it was fun, too! Following the trail work, NYC hosted a barbecue for alumni with games for children, door prizes, fun 'tests' for NYC alumni, and other exciting activities! Please give us your suggestions for future alumni events by logging on to the NYC Alumni Connection and posting a reply to the topic entitled: 'Fun Ideas for Alumni Events'. We hope to see you at the next one!