KIDSEvents This Week
POETRY READING. Pascua Yaqui Tribal Chambers. 7474 S, Oeste. Elementary to high school-age children read stories and poems they have written at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13.
HOMEWORK HELP. The Tucson Pima Public Library offers free homework help for first through 12th graders at 41 locations. Call 791-4391 for information.
COUNSELORS WANTED. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is currently seeking applications from people who would like to volunteer for a week as counselors at the MDA summer camp in Heber, AZ. For information call 795-3434.
COUNSELORS WANTED. Third Street Kids is looking for teachers, counselors and counselors-in-training for their upcoming 1999 summer arts camp. Applications can be picked up at 516 N. Fifth Ave. Call Frank Hernandez at 622-4100 for information.
YOUTH CENTER. 35 E. Toole Ave. The Pima Prevention Partnership and T/PAC sponsor the new Toole Avenue Youth Center, housing programs such as ArtWORKS at Toole, Pima County Teen Court and the Full Court Press Youth Center. Call Dian Magie (624-0595, ext. 11), or Harry Kressler (791-0771), for information on Youth Center programs.
CHILDREN TO CHILDREN. 3922 N. Mountain Ave. Children to Children is a grief support center for children and families who have experienced the death of someone they love. They provide support services in a caring environment and currently have space available in their groups. They are also looking for volunteers to become support group facilitators. Call 322-9155 for information.
PARENTING 101. Compass Health Care. 1230 E. Broadway. The Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence presents the following free classes to give families an informed edge: BASICS (Building A Strong Independent Child) provides classes, activities, discussion and support for parents and their children, infancy through adolescence, with the goal of learning to help children become healthy, substance-free, caring individuals. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. Enrollment is open. Call Linda Yuguchi at 620-6615, ext. 22, for registration and information.
PARENTING SUPPORT. The Give A Parent Support Group (G.A.P.S.) needs mentors to make home visits to first-time moms. Participants should be experienced, loving parents with the ability to donate one to two hours per week. Training and on-going support for volunteers is provided. Call G.A.P.S. program 293-4620 for information.
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS. Parents Without Partners, Inc., is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to the entire single-parent family. They offer Saturday night dances, camp-outs, picnics, skating, meetings, potlucks, games, house parties, movies, hikes, volunteer and community service opportunities, and much more. Orientation for new members meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Call 622-8120 for information.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED. The Arizona Foster Care Review Board seeks dedicated volunteers to serve on behalf of abused and neglected children in Pima County. Foster Care Review Boards advocate for permanent, safe homes for children in foster care. Volunteers serve on five-member boards which meet one weekday a month. Volunteers also spend five to 10 hours at home reviewing case information in preparation for the monthly meeting. Board members are provided with orientation and ongoing training designed to make them effective advocates for the children they serve. Contact Susan Liechti, Foster Care Review Board, Community Outreach Specialist, for information at 628-6415; or e-mail email@example.com.
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