Teen and Youth Center
Seward Teen & Youth Center’s After School Program is in full swing! ASP emphasizes academic enrichment, creative arts, environmental science, cooperative play, sports, homework help, outdoor play, music appreciation and social enhancement. Children can chose from a number of daily activities from science experiments, to baking projects to board games to field trips to a local park and much much more! ASP runs Monday-Friday from 3:20-5:30pm. Children may catch a ride on bus #3 from school. There is a $3 daily drop in fee or punch cards are available, $30 for 10 visits for $50 for 20 visits, or Annual Booster Passes are available for $200. There are scholarships available as well. Come check us out! TYC is located at 3rd Avenue & Jefferson below the Senior Center on the alley side. 224-5472
TYC Summer Day Camps came to a close last Friday with a cookout at First Lake Pavilion (pics attached: Highlights from the summer).
TYC received a donation of pedometers from the Providence sponsored Healthy Futures for the Feelin’ Good Mileage Club program that we will be starting next week. Healthy Futures is an Alaskan based, statewide grassroots initiative founded in 2003 to tackle the growing childhood obesity epidemic. For more info on Healthy Futures AK visit: www.healthyfuturesak.org. The Feelin’ Good® Mileage Club is a walking/running program for schools. Last year, more than 2.5 million children in nearly 15,000 schools logged almost 30 million miles (48 million kilometres). This amount of activity helped reduce playground hassles, increase kids’ learning readiness and fight obesity. For each five miles (or eight kilometers) walked, the child is rewarded with a Toe Token (brightly colored plastic foot) to put on a shoelace or chain. For more information on the Mileage Club program visit: www.fitnessfinders.net/
Seward Teen & Youth Center’s Councils are accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. TYC leads three councils (Youth, Junior and Teen) in skill-development, community service, leadership roles and recreational activities. High School age students learn such skills as résumé building, leadership and scholarship opportunities. Junior Council guides middle school age students into snack room sales, inventory and customer service skills and event hosting and planning. Youth Council coaches 5th and 6th grade students in the introduction of teamwork and council work, event decoration and planning, and helping neighbors. All three councils participate in the above life lessons, serving hundreds of hours of volunteer work, earn merit points towards scholarships for higher education and raise monies to support teen & youth programming. If interested please stop by TYC for an application or email Maggie at: email@example.com.
Get your TYC Community Coupon Books! Over $5,200 value! Inside you’ll find incredible deals! 20% off local boat cruises, buy one get one deals to many local recreation outfits, $20 off Lube, Oil & Filter change, $25 off a freight shipment, free carwash, free water taxi, free harbor parking, 20% a chiropractic exam or adjustment, day passes to local gyms, deal on a bicycle tune up, $10 off massage, discount on photography session, deals on local artwork, clothing embroidery, drop in’s to TYC, 10% off at local clothing stores, deals to nearly every local eatery and coffee shop and SO MUCH MORE! In many cases this book pays for itself with one coupon! These aren’t just for the tourists folks and it’s a great cause! All monies go towards the TYC’s Youth & Teen Council’s program. Pick yours up for just $20 at several locations around town including Sports & Rec at 519 Fourth Ave and TYC at Jefferson and 3rd Avenue. For more info call: 224-5472.
TYC After School Program kids will sing the Alaska Flag Song at the Founder’s Day celebration Wednesday, August 28th at 4pm at the Library with help from Mrs. Jennifer Carr and her guitar. We would love to see you there! TYC: 224-5472
Competitive Softball held the end-of-season tournament this past Sunday. There were several good games that came down to the wire. The competition was good and sportsmanship was displayed in all the games. Tony’s won the championship game over Chinooks to continue their reign as competitive league champions. Julia Kim and Ryan Pease were named as the tournament MVP’s as they led their team on to victory. It was a perfect ending to a great season by all the teams: Tony’s, Chinooks, Seward Insurance, Alehouse, Exit Glacier Guides, and Brown & Hawkins. Thank you to all the sponsors and to the weather gods for such a perfect softball summer! Thank you to the umpires: Norm Regis, Gary Ackerson, Chris Fulwider, Matt Blair, Eric Olson, Erick Amburg, Lael Gordon, Jim Sheehan, Shane Hand, and Jamie Fredrickson. We could not have done it without their help!