Katherine Kressner, '19, Saratoga Springs HS

Katherine Kressner, '19, Saratoga Springs HS

Saturday, January 13th, 2018



a significant cultural, political,
or social change arising
from the actions or influence
of young people
— 2017's Word of the Year, Oxford Dictionary


Teen Awareness Day

CANCELED - to be rescheduled
Maple Avenue Middle School
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

TrailBlazing Volunteer Training
11:45 am - 3:30 pm

*NOTE:  Community Service Hours are available for this event.  Please make request when you checkin to the event.

This event is designed expressly for teenagers to engage in authentic discussions & trainings to serve them and their communities.  Offered by bold, talented artists, teachers, and trainers from NYC, Schenectady, Albany, and Saratoga Springs, the program offers tomorrow's citizens and leaders the opportunity to express themselves as they expand their knowledge and build connections! 

YouthSquared's   TrailBlazing Volunteer  Training

YouthSquared's TrailBlazing Volunteer Training

  9:00 am - 9:15 am    Registration for Workshops
  9:15 am - 9:25 am    Introductions & Orientation
  9:30 am - 10:30 am  SESSION I Workshops
10:45 am - 11:45 am  SESSION II Workshops
11:30 am - 12 Noon  Registration: Youth2's "TBV"**
12 Noon -  3:30 pm  "TrailBlazing Volunteer" Training (TBV)
12 Noon  - 1:00 pm   LUNCH & Open Mic* & Art Projects
  1:15 pm - 2:45 pm   SESSION III Workshops
  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm   Closing Performances &
                                   Group Engagement

  • "Human Rights" Art Exhibit by international Youth Artists, curated by World Awareness Children's Museum
  • SESSION I & II WORKSHOP:  Restorative Justice, facilitated by Brian Ledbetter
  • SESSION I & II WORKSHOP:  CCFY Credible Messenger, facilitated by Dekida Hamlin
  • SESSION I & II WORKSHOP:  Acting for Today's Dreamers, facilitated by Illuminate's founder, Morgan Elizabeth Heyward
  • SESSION I & II WORKSHOP:  Manifest - Making Social Justice-Themed Art, facilitated by Ant Armstead
  • SESSION III WORKSHOP: Screening of  Youth Fx documentary, "Which Way Is Home?", followed by dialogue with youth filmmakers
  • WORKSHOP III:  Step Dancing Performance + Workshop, starring the Arbor Hill Starlite Steppers, under the direction of Reina Messina
  • TRAINING:  TrailBlazing Volunteerism, presented by Youth Squared 
    • limited seating; pre-registration requested
    • 4 community service credit hours available


Thank you to the sponsors of our shared "international" meal!
El Mexicano • Falafel Den • Four Seasons • JUST Water  

Karavalli • Lucky Peking • Saratoga Juice Bar
Spring Street Deli • Sushi Thai Garden


All events are free & open to the public, with the exception of Friday's Resistance Reception & Fundraiser.

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