Salesian October Fest :)
Welcome to our e-news! October has been a crazy month. Amazing activities and great opportunities to keep serving our children and young people.
Camp Salesian Report - Our Social Responsibility
For our organization, it is essential to be transparent and to present to our stakeholders the reality of our nonprofit. This report will show our finances, the demographics of the young people and children we serve, and more! If you would like to see the entire report, please click here.
If you are curious and you would like to do some caparison, the reports of the last four years are available in this link.
All Staff in-service meeting
On October 22, 2022, all the SFYC staff analyzed each of our positions' perspectives, expectations, and what we really do. Excellent feedback from all our participants to improve the service that we provide. The mission is to change the lives of the children and young people attending our Center. Thank Jc Montenegro, PhD for facilitating this journey! #forthekids #staff #salesian
Advocacy - working to promote our Salesian Family Youth Center
Advocacy is one of the most important strategies that we are taking since our last Strategic Plan. In this short report from Luis Chacon, you can see all the different meetings we have had over the previous two months. We have created new partnerships to serve our young people better.
To view report, please click in the link below.
We had Girl-scouts in our Youth Center!
The investiture ceremony welcomes all new members of Girl Scouts. Our troop planned the event ahead of time choosing what song to sing and favors they wanted to pass out to their guests. This ceremony is a Girl Scouts tradition. During the ceremony, they recite the Girl Scout Promise, either individually or as a group. Received the appropriate traditional membership pin and received an investiture certificate. Our girls were excited to kick off the troop year and make their commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Oratory is our Saturday kids club. This month we participated in a harvest festival, watched Halloween movies in our pajamas and enjoyed each other’s company. Our staff also took a trip to the famous fish market in San Pedro where we ate and sang some karaoke.
On October 21st we participated in a community trunk or treat. The event's highlight was being able to talk to the community about our organization. It was a great way to make connections with our Boyle Heights community. To our friends at The Wall Las Memorias Project thank you for the invitation!
The leadership team is back! We welcome new and old core team members who help run our monthly youth nights. This month we had a blast playing a friendly game of mafia where the youth had to figure out who had done it. We danced and had some pizza. Our next youth night will be accompanied by our very own Rector Major!
Lunch Event at Roosevelt High School
This is one of our many winners during our lunch event. We had many different prizes, and we promoted our program to students. The prize this student is holding is the prize they were all hoping to win, NEW headphones!! We had our regular students coming to our booth, but we also got many new students that needed to learn about SHOUT. Overall this was an excellent day for us and our students.
We are a family at Roosevelt High School
Michael Serrano and Andrew Mancinas are regulars in our afterschool programs. Once the bell rings, they come straight to us once the bell rings because they see us as a family. They come to us to help with their homework or hang out. This Saturday, at the Block Party, they both came early in the morning to help us set up and helped us give out prizes til the end.
More than a GYM
This picture to anyone can be a "Gym Picture." But SHOUT Fitness shows how much the students are connected. Here the student lifting the weight is hitting his PR (Personal Record). The students surrounding him motivate him; they are not just standing there! The student in the back is the "spotter" (the one who helps the person lifting, in case it is too heavy). This year the gym became like a little family, with all the students helping each other and motivating themselves to improve.
Activities at We CARE
Our We Care students had fun this October swimming every Friday at our pool and doing fall activities like pumpkin painting and canvas art!
Teen Club at the Youth Center
Teen Club is in session! This month they had a debate, had a loteria night with All Children Thrive Boyle Heights, and they attended Halloween Horror Nights!
Our Teen Club also put together a Haunted House here at the club from October 26th-31st. They scared over 100 people and raised over $160 for Halloween props for next year!
Community Service Project!
Thank you Sacred Heart High School for helping us paint our arts & crafts room and beautifying our club!
FUTURE EVENTS... You are invited!
The CEO for the Salesian Congregation is visiting us!
The Salesian Rector Major Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime is visiting our Youth Center. We are planing to have a nice thanksgiving event for him.
If you would like to be part of this event, please let us know.