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  1. What's the purpose of the group?
  2. Who should join?
  3. What will you do at your events?


1. Have fun and developing learning habits in building a community culture, solving community problems and learning collage & career skills.

2. Young adults between 14 & 21 age group

3. Create crafts, compete with other youth teams and learning skills.


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Journey of Learning ... Sitting around a Round Table and the youth create their own learning Routines while having Fun.




·         Learning the skills to build a community culture  
What do we need to survive?, 

·         Team-work

·         Civics


Making the community a better place Skills of problem finding & solving



·         Life skills

·         Financial literacy

·         Social & Emotional  Skills

·         Critical & Creative thinking



Problem Statement:


·       Youth have little Community

·     Peer Tutoring/Activities not understood

·      Craft-Skills (jewelry making, )



Value Statement:


·       Building Relationships

·        Fun & Social Events

·       Developing Life Skills (College & Career Readiness skills)

·       Competitive Activities with other clubs (like sports/Music Teams)


Past History:


"The secret to the rapid diffusion of these organizations was a kind of “sociability in a box”

—handbooks that explained the organization of a local chapter, mission statement, code of ethics, officers and committees, membership obligations (such as attendance at weekly meetings), slogans, meeting rituals designed to build solidarity (for example,"


― from "The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again"


Club Owner: 

Mothers/Fathers in a neighborhood who wants to help their daughter/son thrive.



Volunteer teachers of various subject will create learning activities for the team members Examples are history items, physiological activities, Nature areas, 

Activities:  STEM, Music, Crafts

Classroom: will have special tables with plexiglass partitions and social distance sitting
  Starting a club  https://www.meetup.com/start/organizing
Thinking Routines Used by the students to build learning Routines
What BUGS me

What are the 5 components of civic education?


The five questions are: What are civic life, politics, and government? What are the foundations of the American political system? How does the government established by the Constitution embody the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy?



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John & Will conversation 11/13/2020



I talked to Will about this some just now, as he is perhaps more in need of something like this at present than is Mary, but I'll also get her feedback as well.  I hadn't reviewed the prior flyer with them yet, sorry.


Will and I went through the attached and I gave him some more context and related this to the more general mission of PA regarding community, learning, and experiences.  Will understood the idea and could see it being interesting.  When I asked him about what it would take to be "compelling" for him we discussed a few things:


  • He didn't like the idea of it being "directed" and I had to explain to him that that wasn't the case (maybe I or the flyer gave him the wrong impression) and I explained that you very much advocate for teams charting their own course; he said he'd rather it just be like "a group sitting around a round table" instead of being led or guided.
  • It shouldn't really be like "school", and so less about structured curriculum and tests and specific paths, etc., and more about a journey of learning
  • Having some fun while doing it and not taking everything so seriously 
  • We talked about meeting outside, and even doing things on a hike (sort of combining some light exercise and fresh air with mental 

We mentioned a few types of topics that might be interesting:

  • gardening/agriculture
  • entrepreneurship and investing
  • running a business and basic accounting
  • immune system and how vaccines work
  • diet/exercise
  • topics of history
  • meditation 

Will particularly liked the idea of exercise instruction and weight training, as that is something he's very interested in at the moment ... working muscles, proper form/technique and physiological rationale, nutrition, etc.  He also was interested in business somewhat.


He remained skeptical about a small group's ability to have an impact on big problems, and we talked a little more about focusing on simply making even a small difference for good.  He described how we have things very well, and yet some people just a few miles away don't have very good opportunities and that there is a need for something to compete with gangs and selfish decisions and despair in those communities, particularly for young men.  That got us on a topic of a new type of club/employment/community downtown, with a focus on health, community, providing some supports, and positive/honorable employment, like for instance some light manufacturing or assembly in the old Dennison area, in walking distance to many.  He quickly thought that it would be very hard to identify a viable business for that, but we discussed how lots of things are possible, you could copy a working model, and that new businesses start all the time across America, etc.  Anyway we left it at that for now.  More to follow.


So... interesting overall I think.



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