“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” – W.E.B. Du Bois
As if enough fun couldn’t be had at The Spot, we decided to add yet another!
Yesterday, thanks to community support from a dear friend (who owes us $20) we were finally able to assemble our long awaited Table Tennis set!! It was indeed a labor of love to assemble but the results were totally worth it!
Folks have already begun training for next round of Olympics and tomorrow’s Game Night event as well!
So far, it looks like Priscilla (Met West intern) and Poe Meh (OYEA participant) are our front runners!
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The Spot is a collaborative youth center in Oakland Chinatown that supports comprehensive positive youth development to prevent violence and foster healthy transitions into adulthood. The Spot’s offers programs and activities that build young people’s competence in multiple arenas, as well as develop their confidence, connection to people and institutions, character, and compassion. The theme of the youth center is “Ready for the Future” and The Spot’s culturally attuned activities will include tiered mentorship, leadership roles, and internships for youth to gain knowledge and skills in health and wellness, history and culture, job training/college readiness, and leadership. Instead of merely being a space with co-located services, The Spot will be coordinated to provide a web of support and opportunities for youth and young adults. This web of support requires both a strong infrastructure for administrative as well as program coordination plus anchor partners with youth development expertise in program provision in the content areas.