Sat, April 30 “You Matter” Workshop

Jersey City
Youth Crime Prevention and Educational Partnership presents:

You Matter!

“You Matter” represents a group of Non-Profit organizations and members of the Jersey City community who are committed to implementing programs, services and initiatives to improve the overall quality and life of at-risk and court-involved youth. [Read more]

When: Saturday, April 30, 2015
Where: New Jersey City University (Gilligan Student Union Building, Multipurpose Room, Second floor)
2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305 [map]
Time: 9am-3pm

This event will empower youth and bring the community together. Anyone that is committed to empowering our youth can register.

Event Schedule:

  • Set up 8-9:00am
  • Registration, light breakfast and resource tables 9:00-10:30am
  • Opening speakers/performers (18-21 young adult speaker/performer & Pastor guest speaker): 10:30am-11:30am
  • Workshop 1: 11:30-12:30pm
  • Lunch 12:30-1:30pm
  • Workshop 2: 1:30-2:30pm
  • Closing Performances 2:30-3:00pm
  • Youth Basketball Clinic / Games (After Event): 3:00-5:00pm

The following is a list of the different Workshops available:

  • , Personal Interests
    • Your Story Matters. We all have a story to tell, and now is your time! Express yourself and what makes your story unique, discuss moments that had an impact on you , or ideas you want to explore … all with a 6 word story. Join us, because your story has meaning! Danielle Chiaro
    • Self-expression through movement and dance. Come and explore the sounds of the drums & music! We will explore movement and dance. This invigorating Workshop will allow the learner to express their emotions through dancing moving stretching and an exploration. Peaceful Healing.
    • Technical Voyage. Have a great idea for a website or want to learn to write web code? Explore Web Development and Graphic Design with a professional! Learn how to promote yourself, an idea or a business on the internet. Peaceful Healing & Sean Llyod of NPower
  • Self-Awareness and Personal Growth
    • “I am important to my Community!” “I Matter!” This workshop explores the concept of self-worth, the power of affirming who we are and what we want to be in this world, so that we can recognize our community and begin taking actions that lead to its improvement, and improve our state of being. Guazabara Insights
    • Giving Back! I can help my community.  Youth will build leadership skills, self-esteem, learn how to help seniors in their community, be exposed to new people, places and things.   Educate, empower & inspire youth to volunteer & build their character. Helping youth use their skills and knowledge to make a difference! EARN Community Service Hours for School. AngelaCARES, Inc.
    • The Power of Parents. Parenting is a difficult job and it is important to be supported, empowered and celebrated. Our very own community mentor Clarence “Coach C” Collins and our community partners will lead an interactive and fun discussion about the importance of taking care of ourselves in order to support our youth. Family Partners of Hudson County, Clarence “Coach C” Collins, Pamela Johnson and community partners
    • Moving Beyond Resiliency: From Surviving to Thriving. We know firsthand that when the concept of self-growth is introduced, resiliency is taken to a different level and a truer sense of self emerges. In the realm of thriving, and not just surviving, we have an opportunity to redefine ourselves. Peers Educating Peers NJCU PROGRAM
  • Career & Education
    • Forensics for Teens. Are you a natural detective? Teens will participate in some hands on crime fighting techniques. Teens will learnhow to dust for fingerprints, trace writing samples to their source. (ink chromatography) NJCU Criminal Justice professors Aaron Ho Ph.D and Siyu Liu Ph.D
    • Be Heard. Be Valued. Get Paid.  Join us to learn different communication skills that will help you get a job, good grades, and improve relationships. Business owners and Entrepreneurs: Marlon Gray from Empower U and Lekendrick Shaw from Metro Capz
    • Power through knowledge. Come and discuss with us on how to work towards a High School Diploma Pathway. Technology discussion, practice exercises and a team to help you reach your educational goals.