A new Clubhouse program kicks off Friday, September 16 at the Pierce College Science Dome. We really don’t have an amazing name for it yet but we’re sure something will evolve. Anyways – since the Science Dome opened, it has been a great place to learn and explore STEM stuff – especially astronomy. The planetarium by itself is […]
I know – getting young people to enter a “writing” contest is hard – but ….. the City of Lakewood has a bright hope for the future of our community and believes that young people are key to its success. The Letter Writing Contest is all about listening to youth voices talking about a brighter […]
There will be a meeting of the Healthy Start Task Force on Tuesday, March 8, in Room 1E at Lakewood City Hall at 9:00 AM.
Middle-schoolers are enthusiastic, impulsive, and capable of so much. Unfortunately they are too young to volunteer with the “establishment” of volunteer seekers.
On Thursday, August 6th, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department presented a workshop on e-cigarettes and “vaping” – primarily as how it relates to young people. Around two dozen people attended. The participants were mostly from the youth services sector but there were doctors and concerned citizens also in the mix. From Lakewood, besides me, there was a repesentative from the City and from the Clover Park School District.
Back for a second Summer but at a new site, the MAKER and MINECRAFT Camp is an awesome way to learn and play this summer. We will be making all sorts of wonderful things – both tangible (like electronics gizmos and repurposing crafts) and the virtual (like video games, movies, and digital art).
A mom from Custer Elementary School approached me when I was working with her son and other kids at the Computer Clubhouse – newly relocated to Lochburn Middle School. She, and other parents are interested in the old school house that sadly sits, falling apart with leaky roof, on the Custer campus. Their idea was to use it for some sort of technology center for the students at Custer – especially those living in the cluster of apartments behind the school.
The VEX Team from the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse has been invited to compete in the Western Washington High School VRC Championship on March 7th in Lake Stevens. This event is only for teams that have qualified by winning certain awards or achieving certain skills scores at local events throughout the state earlier in the season. Their robot has performed consistently well in the three qualifying tournaments that they attended and the team has been working hard every Friday night at the Computer Clubhouse in the Lakewood Family YMCA to hone their robot operations skills.
Youth directors from the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, City of Lakewood, and the Pierce County Library System have set up a new collaboration to create free”floating” teen after-hours programs in Lakewood. The collaboration will provide a floating staff that works at the late nights – wherever they are being held. January’s event will be […]
Watch a presentation (link below) by the Health Department on the implementation status of the Affordable Healthcare Act in Pierce County – a topic of the Lakewood Community Collaboration Meeting, Wednesday, November 12. The Collaboration group (open to all) meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:30 am, at Lakewood City Hall. vimeo.com/111657972