Nothing can inspire change like the unfettered creativity of the young mind. Using this philosophy, David Kietzman and Whitney Kasserman developed an eight-week seminar in 2005, during which students could build solutions for their own communities. They explored local needs, wrote grant proposals, and fostered a grassroots movement to create a community pocket garden. With a $10,000 city grant, the youth planted 12 trees and 300 plants and installed benches and a mosaic trash can, creating a green space that was open to everyone.
After the garden’s success, Youth Speak Collective began promoting more “for youth, by youth” year-round programs to help students gain confidence, contribute to their communities, and develop skills they could use to find jobs once they leave school. Subsequently, the organization’s reach has grown. The program sponsors a career internship program, family support, and 24/7 Dad class, which teaches fathering skills and financial literacy to young dads. Additionally, youth can play a fast-paced version of soccer in Club Futbolito or document and address problems in the community with the youth council. For the artistically minded, the visual- and design-arts programs teach youth basic street-design concepts and how to create short films for local businesses.
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Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
When it comes to quality and efficiency, The Healing Touch in Encino really sets the standard.
Everything's coming up roses at Studio City's best theater, Rising Star Children's Musical Theatre Troupe.
With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this theater boasts among the best eats this side of the city.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
With meals from Wholesome Vegan, going vegan doesn't have to mean extensive recipe research and tofu shopping—instead, it just entails eating the healthy prepared meals delivered to your doorstep. One day of Wholesome Vegan meals encompasses breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, plus two snacks. A typical day might start with vegan oatmeal, for example, followed by pasta salad with basil and lemon juice, and a dinner of veggie tacos with eggplant chunks. Along the way, snack on a banana or an apple; for dessert, feast on vegan key-lime pie rather than the worst of all the vegan ice creams: plain ice. All food is made fresh weekly, and free of sodium and preservatives.
Don't limit yourself: Golden State Gymnastics in Burbank is the perfect place to test your strength, endurance, and drive.
Make the trip to this gym even more savory with a visit to their fine restaurant.
At this gym, kids of all ages are welcome.
Golden State Gymnastics is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Elks Lodge has the best amenities around. Enjoy Elks Lodge when you stay in Burbank.
Elks Lodge is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
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