When people talk about the lower class vs the middle and upper classes the discussion always seems to be missing one thing… They talk about the differences in housing, in being able to pay bills, access food, education and skills. They talk about hard workers and those who sacrifice to get ahead. They talk about […]
We are offering a unique opportunity to advertise your business or connect to our program on a personal level! As many of you know, we are currently in the middle of renovations on a new youth zone space. We will have the full downstairs of our newly renovated community center dedicated to our youth programs […]
We have seen all the news articles and studies being put out about the effects of Bullying. We are hearing more and more stories about our youth taking their own lives due to relentless bullying. We all know this is a growing problem that has been taken to a whole new level with the easy […]
The above video gives you a small glimpse as to what we (SSYZ) have been doing since January. It’s a long one and doesn’t seem to even scratch the surface. We had comments from parents, volunteers, and partners about how amazed they are by everything we do. How many different experiences the youth are getting. […]
Some amazing stories, about some amazing kids!
The youth in the SSYZ are spending Tuesdays out at Wesselman Wood’s Nature Preserve with Kirt Ethridge. This all started when we saw that they were doing a nature writing class. We have a lot of nature lovers and many with career goals leaning towards science, biology, zoology/ vet school. Unfortunately it was for kids […]
Every Monday and Wednesday, after-school, the Southside Stars youth head to the Evansville East Branch Library. As you can see, reading time is always full of conversation and critical thinking. These kids don’t miss a thing!! Reading time is just one part of what they do there, but it is an important part. We have […]
It’s another busy week in the SSYZ! EVPL, Wesselman Woods, and Anit-bully/ social-emotional class and it is only Tues! So Monday we started at our favorite spot, the East Branch Library, learning about how art can be created in a variety of ways included wall murals. This is a concept close to their hearts, and […]
So the first half of our week at the SSYZ was spent exploring Engineering. If you missed it, click here for the full story and pictures: https://southsidestars.com/2019/01/30/engineering-at-the-library/ Thursday Lisa Myer, from St Vincent Hospital, came in to talk to us about our what we choose to drink. You see, we only allow the kids water […]
This week, during the EVPL portion of our program, the kids explored engineering, both through books and hands on exploration. There were challenges to overcome, plans to rethink, and a lot of proud kids when it was all over!! Great job guys!!