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Ride for Food

Want to help your Newton neighbors put food on their table?

Join the Newton Food Pantry Ride for Food team! Bike, swim, walk, run or hike for hunger. This event is virtual between May 9th and October 4th. Teens ages 14-18 years old may join with an adult.

Please contact team captain Ron Joseph at treasurer@newtonfoodpantry.org if you are interested in joining the team. For more information please visit https://ride.threesquaresne.org/team/290205

Upcoming Newton Free Library Teen Events

Explore a Gap Year. Are you wondering about the benefits of a Gap Year, and realistic options amidst COVID? Join Katherine Stievater, Founder of Gap Year Solutions for a presentation and Q&A about the many available domestic programs, local activities, and new options offering social connection and mentoring to students. For teens and their adults.  June 23rd, 7:00 pm

Online ACT Practice Exam. Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help your build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. Please complete registration on Revolution Prep’s website.  June 27th, 9:00 am

Check, Please Author Ngozi Ukazu. Celebrated author/illustrator Ngozi Ukazu takes us behind the scenes of her bestselling webcomic/graphic novel series Check, Please! Join on Zoom as Ngozi gives teens a look into her drawing and writing process. A question and answer session will follow! Grades 7 and up. This event is co-sponsored by OUTMetrowest. June 30th, 4:00 pm

Online SAT Practice Exam. Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help your build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. Please complete registration on Revolution Prep’s website. July 11th, 9:00 am

Pop Up Art Presents: Coffee with Chewbacca  Draw Chewbacca step-by-step, with the instructor, then paint your portrait of everyone’s favorite galactic furry with brewed coffee or paint. Bonus: Pixel Puzzle PDF of “Wash Your Hans” to color at home! Grades 6-12.  July 14th, 7:00 pm

Free half-day Zoom camp for elementary students

The LigerBots, Newton’s award-winning FIRST high school robotics team, is starting a virtual summer camp for elementary students! Classes will include dance, computer programming, art, creative writing, and so much more!

The camp will be running on Zoom from 9:00-12:30 every weekday for two-week sessions starting on July 6th. The camp is completely free and materials will be provided. If interested, please visit https://tinyurl.com/AMPSCParent. Email cso@ligerbots.com with any questions!

Incoming Brown Parents Special Education Meeting

Kim Gallaugher, SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) Liaison for Brown Middle School, is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting! She and three other parents whose children are receiving special education services at Brown Middle School will informally share information and personal experiences with incoming parents.

If your child has an IEP, 504 plan or other accommodations or if you are considering special education services for your child next year, bring your questions and drop in anytime!

Email Kim Gallaugher at momofiggy@hotmail.com to request the Zoom link information. If  you cannot attend the zoom just let her know as it will be recorded.

Brown Parents Special Education Meeting
June 15th,  07:00 pm via Zoom

Two ways to help the Newton Food Pantry

1. Volunteer in July and August to distribute senior groceries at Newton Housing Authority.

Interested individuals (between the ages of 18-60) will need to commit to every Wednesday in July and August from 9:45 – 11:45 and have their own car. The volunteer will meet at an NHA Housing Complex and be given bags of groceries to carry and drop at residents’ doors. Delivery is contactless. Each week will involve driving to 3 or 4 complexes. Please email Cat Strahan at catstrahan@gmail.com by June 17th if interested in this role.

2. Apply to be one of two Development/ Management interns

The internship would be for a duration of 6 weeks, and would be largely conducted virtually; with certain important aspects of the work to be conducted on site at the NFP.

The main areas of work will be to assist with the preparation of the needs assessment report to aid with the strategic planning process to be undertaken by the NFP Board. The Interns will be given the training and tools needed to complete this work; no previous direct experience is needed. The Interns will assist with: data gathering, data analysis, report writing, document preparation; and other research and writing tasks as needed. To provide essential context for this important work, the Interns will be required to assist with food pantry operations work (sorting or distribution) at least twice a month, the type and details of this hands-on work will be decided with the volunteer coordinator.

The Interns will be supervised by NFP Development Coordinator and Board Members as needed, and will have regular (at least weekly) interaction via phone/ video/ in person meetings as needed.

Qualifications:
– Current college student or college graduate.
– Current Newton residents preferred.
– Required skills: good writing and communication skills, basic research skills, task management and project management skills, open & friendly attitude.
– Ability to work independently and problem solve.
– Interested in learning about food insecurity and social issues in our community
– Must have their own computer and internet access; NFP is unable to provide equipment to interns.

Please direct all questions and applications for this role to  development@newtonfoodpantry.org by June 17th.