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Volunteer Opportunity with Queens Community House
« on: January 14, 2009, 01:29:15 PM »
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The Queens Community House is looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to work with groups of high school students in a 4 month (February-May) ongoing artistic project. The volunteer(s) should have a visual art background and have the ability to work with youth. The volunteer(s) should be available to meet at least once a month on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:45 pm or Fridays from 4:00-6:00 pm. The volunteer will work with the youth in choosing a social issue to be expressed through a visual art medium and in the development of their project. Their final project will then be presented to an audience at our annual youth conference. All interested people should contact Tara Devineni at 718-592-5757 ext. 252 or tdevineni (at) queenscommunityhouse.org.

College students looking for community service hours are encouraged to inquire. Below is more information about our program.

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Access for Young Women (AFYW) is a program of Queens Community House aimed at promoting gender equity and leadership in girls ages 12-18.  Groups meet once a week for two hours from October to late May and are  held at sites in Forest Hills, Jackson Heights, and Newtown and Hillcrest High Schools.

AFYW provides an intensive 20-week leadership development curriculum that includes training in communication skills, problem solving, goal setting, and critical thinking. The young women who participate in
the program also address important issues affecting their lives such as gender discrimination, self-esteem, body image, identity, and global issues. The program culminates with an Annual Youth Leadership conference organized and facilitated by the young women to educate their peers and spread awareness on issues of importance to them.

AFYW is now in its 15th year of providing valuable leadership opportunities to young women residing in Queens. The program has demonstrated proven results in increasing participant's self-esteem, academic performance, leadership skills, and knowledge of gender issues.

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Volunteer Opportunity with Queens Community House
« on: January 14, 2009, 01:29:15 PM »