“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
― June Jordan
Hello fellow trick-o’-treaters!
You are all invited to The Spot’s very own Halloween celebration!
This year we will be giving out glow in the dark bracelets, snacks, big binders (yes, free binders!) and screening a Halloween themed movie as well. Hurry while supplies last!
The event will be free of charge and will last from 5:00pm-6:30pm.
Costumes are totally encouraged!
Be there or be scared!
On a lovely afternoon on September 13th, The Spot in collaboration with AYPAL and CERI brought 32 youth and family members to the majestic Muir Woods National Monument. Of the 32 people who attended our trip, 30 had never been to Muir Woods ever before. We had a brief but packed day of learning, exploring, bonding, picture taking, and learning more about careers in Forrest Services. It was touching to see so many of our youth and family members looking on in wonder and appreciation of the beauty that exists in Muir Woods.
Many thanks to our dear ally Ranger Lou, who made this trip…
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.