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Orange County- Friendship Circle Home Visitor

Be a visiting friend to a child in need. Friendship Circle is looking for fun-loving teens that would like to donate their time once a week for one hour at home visits with a child with special needs in their area.

Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to families who have children and young adults with special needs. Friendship Circle provides a non-judgmental environment that is designed to enhance family dynamics and build friendships through a wide variety of fun-filled recreational programs, sports leagues, support groups, and social opportunities. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of teen volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving

https://www.friendshipoc.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/4278045/jewish/Teen-Volunteer-Form.htm

 

San Bernardino- Help build a playground with KaBOOM!

On Friday, April 10, 2020, dedicated volunteers from the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Galaxy, San Manuel Casino have sponsored the build of an accessible playground at Hudson Park, in partnership with KaBOOM!. The new playground will be an inclusive structure that will allow children of all abilities to engage in play. The new design will enable individuals with developmental disabilities to access the play equipment and engage in inclusive play with their peers. For information on how you can help click on the link.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3203298.jsp

Los Angeles County- Saffyre Sanctuary

Saffyre Sanctuary can use your help! It is a rescue and rehabilitation program that cares for horses that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. Whether you are a novice or an experienced horse person that wants to share your time and expertise, they can use your help! You will learn firsthand about the best holistic care, feeding, and handling of horses, some with very special needs.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1250589.jsp

Science Fair 2020: Deadline to Enter 2/24

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High School Hike and Hangout

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Black History Month

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February is Black History Month. We are honored to celebrate the achievements and contributions of African American culture. There are many ways to learn more about this rich history and its societal impacts. Below are some events and resources that you may want to investigate:

Aquarium of the Pacific’s African-American Festival

California African American Museum

African American Firefighter Museum

The Museum of African American Art

The San Bernardino County Museum

On Sunday, February 23, the streets in South LA will be open for a six mile route connecting South Central, Florence-Firestone and Watts. Bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and enjoy the route however you want. People of all ages and abilities are welcome! To learn more, visit their website!

Lastly, there are several lessons you can incorporate into your studies.

Science Fair 2020

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High School Games and Pizza Day

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High School Games and Pizza Day

Time for snack. Happy students eating pizza and chatting

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Attention, volunteers! If you are looking for a way to give back, there are many places and organizations that would appreciate and need what you have to offer! Visit Volunteer Match for endless opportunities to match your interest, age, and abilities. Here are just a few!

Los Angeles County – California Hospital Medical Center: Do you have a musical talent? California Hospital Medical Center is looking for people to share their musical talents. Share your voice, strings, keyboard, or other instrument and bring entertainment and comfort to the hospital environment. Whether a group concert in the lobby or a solo performance at the bedside of a patient, they welcome your talent and generosity! Call 213-742-5707 for more information, or visit California Hospital Medical Center.

Los Angeles County – Foothill Unity Center: Each year, many individuals and groups from local schools, businesses, and service organizations donate items and volunteer time to the Foothill Unity Center’s annual Thanksgiving and Holiday Distribution Programs conducted at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia. At the holiday distribution party, families receive huge holiday food boxes, as well as new toys and clothing for their children. Please join in the fun and sign up online.

Orange County – Kidworks: Kidworks in Santa Ana welcomes volunteers willing to help learners in their after-school program. Spending an hour or two a week with kindergarteners through 12th graders can make a difference in their world. You will support youth by helping them with their homework and other educational needs. You don’t need any specific academic knowledge, just a desire to be a consistent presence in a child or teen’s life. Must be 14 and up. Visit Kidworks.

San Bernardino County The Upland Public Library: Self-motivated individuals can devote a small portion of their time to serve the community and help out with the needs of the Upland Public Library. Duties include shelving library materials, cleaning library bookshelves, and keeping books in order, assisting with donation drop-offs, assisting with story time, and so much more! For more information, visit Upland Public Library.

Talent Show and Artisan Boutique

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Join us for iLEAD’s 2nd annual Artisan Boutique on December 6, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Come enjoy our talented learners as they perform and support our creative artisans who will offer artwork, specialty items, crafts, and baked goods to purchase at the event.
This is a perfect time in the season to find that special handmade gift!
Talent Show & Artisan Boutique event locations:
Orange County
iLEAD Learning Studio
2850 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Los Angeles County
Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church
438 E. Harvard Rd
Burbank, CA 91501

Upcoming Webinars

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Upcoming Webinars and Workshops

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Our final upcoming Fall webinars are quickly approaching. We are proudly offering an in-person workshop on Learning Styles November 18 in San Bernardino and November 20th in Los Angeles. In addition, if you are interested in learning more about CTE, you won’t want to miss the webinar taking place on December 5.

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Workshop: Unique Learning Styles

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Santa Clarita Park Day

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On November 19, we are celebrating Kindness Day by painting rocks and writing encouraging sayings on them. We would love for learners to take the rocks and place them around the city for other people to find. The event will take place at Heritage Park in Santa Clarita (24155 Newhall Ranch Rd., Santa Clarita, CA) from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. RSVP here if you would like to attend.

 

Veterans Day Salute!

Thank you Veterans

November 11 is a commemorative day to salute all the men and women who have protected our country! Please take a moment to recognize and thank someone in your life who has spent time in military service. In honor of these heroes, many organizations are offering special discounts and free meals to military families. Additionally, here are some local events to honor veterans!

San Bernardino Veterans Day Salute and Parade

Pretend City Honors Veterans Day OC

AV Wall Veterans Day Ceremony Lancaster

Inaugural Veterans Day LA

 

November Activities around the Counties

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LOS ANGELES

ArtWorx Student Presentation – Fowler Museum at UCLA
LACMA Family Art Workshop at AC Bilbrew Library
Festival at Pilgrim Place
Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square
Turkey Trot Los Angeles

ORANGE

Free Family Festival at Bowers Museum
BOGO Play Day at Pretend City
OC Rescue Mission Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Celebration at Pretend City
Lantern Festival and Parade in Huntington Beach

VENTURA

7th Annual Ventura County Farm Day
Paws for Reading in Ojai
Conejo Valley Turkey Day Dash in Thousand Oaks

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Veterans Day Parade in Bakersfield
Trips for Kids Bike Ride at Lake Kaweah
Thank A Vet Art Project at the Delano Branch Library
100th Annual Bakersfield Post 26 Veterans Day Parade

INLAND EMPIRE

Big Bear Turkey Trot
Candy Making Demos at Logan’s Candies
Mary Vagle Nature Center
Planes of Fame Air Museum at Kilroy Coffee Klatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acton Children’s Business Fair

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Could a 10-year-old invent the next-best service or product? Find out Saturday, December 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the La Habra Children’s Business Fair, where businesses are created and launched entirely by children ages eight through seventeen. Learners create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. The “kidpreneurs” are responsible for the setup, sales, and interaction with customers. There is one category in which the booths will be judged for “Most Business Potential” at the fair. For further information and to register, please visit their webpage here!

SCVI Spooktacular Pumpkin Day

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If you are looking for some October fun, please join us for a spooktacular time at the park on Friday, October 29, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please dress in your costume to join our costume parade and come ready to paint a pumpkin. The gathering will take place at the following address:
Heritage Park
24155 Newhall Ranch Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
We hope to see you there!

Student Support Symposium

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Please join us for our 4th annual Student Support Symposium! This year’s Student Support Symposium will challenge and inspire every parent and educator who is committed to helping vulnerable populations, learners impacted by challenging disabilities, trauma, and/or other emotional challenges, to succeed. New for 2019, you have TWO LOCATIONS to choose from:

  • Tuesday, October 8 at SCVi in Santa Clarita Valley
  • Thursday, October 10 at the iLEAD OC Studio in Costa Mesa

Register here if you would like to attend.

By attending, you will learn how to embrace change and unleash your inner superpowers by exploring a variety of topics such as universal design, diversity and inclusion teaching practices, understanding anxiety, and many more critical issues.

iLEAD Schools Amazing Race

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iLEAD Schools would like to invite you to join your iLEAD family and friends for this ALL iLEAD Schools event. Lace up your running shoes and join us Sunday, Nov 3, at 1 p.m. at the Universal City Metro Plaza for the annual iLEAD Amazing Race. There, you will begin your Los Angeles adventure via the Metro red line on a photo scavenger hunt together with your team. Registration closes October 28. You will find more information and the downloadable permission slip here.

October Activities: Around the Counties

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INLAND EMPIRE

Etiwanda Falls Hike
Trunk or Treat @ Chaffey College 10/28

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Boo at the Zoo
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
October Fun Fest

LOS ANGELES

Free Fall Fest
CicLAvia Community Event
Cal Poly Pumpkin Fest
Free Kidspace Pumpkin Fest
Family Sundays @ LACMA

ORANGE

Tustin Tiller Days
Art Walks
Halloween Howl – Columbus Tustin Activity Center
Orange County Children’s Book Festival
Art and Culture Event

VENTURA

Halloween Tours @ Heritage Square
Reyes Adobe Days
Haunted Housing Run

Student Support Symposium

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Please join us for our 4th annual Student Support Symposium! This year’s Student Support Symposium will challenge and inspire every parent and educator who is committed to helping vulnerable populations, learners impacted by challenging disabilities, trauma, and/or other emotional challenges, to succeed. New for 2019, you have TWO LOCATIONS to choose from:

  • Tuesday, October 8 at SCVi in Santa Clarita Valley
  • Thursday, October 10 in Costa Mesa

Register here if you would like to attend.

By attending, you will learn how to embrace change and unleash your inner superpowers by exploring a variety of topics such as universal design, diversity and inclusion teaching practices, understanding anxiety, and many more critical issues.

Fall Webinars

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Fall Field Trip Preview

Fall Field Trips preview

Our field trip team is hard at work planning some amazing hands-on experiences for your learners! The first field trip release (for September and October trips) will be on September 3.

You will receive more information as the first field trip release date approaches.

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Summer Fun in June

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Our experienced facilitators have put together some free or discounted activities for the month of June in your area that you may want to check out during our summer break. Please take a look at the links below for more information:

Orange County
All Summer: Adventure Playground at University Park
All Summer: The OC Zoo at Irvine Park
All Summer: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
All Summer: HB Concert Band Summer Series Concerts 2019
All Summer: Magnolia Bird Farms
All Summer: Volcom Skate Park
Starting 6/1 (M-F): Centennial Farm in Costa Mesa
Starting 6/21: Concert in the Park at Crown Valley Community Park

Los Angeles
All Summer: UCLA Fowler Museum
All Summer: Long Beach Concerts in the Park
First Tuesday of every month: Kidspace Museum Free Family Night in LA
6/9: The Wallis Dance Sunday
Starting 6/9: Valley Cultural Foundation in Woodland Hills
Every Thursday: Thursdays@Newhall Series in Santa Clarita
Starting 6/18: Long Beach Moonlight Movies on the Beach
6/10 – 6/27: Santa Clarita Library Reading Club
6/22: Great American Camp Out Day in Santa Clarita

Inland Empire
6/12: Riverside Summer Concert
6/15: Inland Empire’s Summerfest
Starting 6/17: Starlight Cinemas in Corona
Starting 6/19: Chino Hills Concerts in the Park
Starting 6/20: Apple Valley’s Sunset Concerts
6/29: Rancho Cucamonga’s 4th Annual Veggie Connection

Please note that these summer events are not sponsored or part of the iLEAD Exploration program.

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