24 Sep

High School Volunteer Open House

book marks

Teens Attend Open House for Volunteers

High school students volunteer with our programs in various ways, earning community service credit and giving back to the NYC community in meaningful ways.

On Sept. 23, the LSA Parent Committee, a group of parents who volunteer to promote service opportunities at LSA, hosted a volunteer Open House for teens.  Teens from a number of schools attended to learn more.

In addition, we introduced the LSA Youth Board as a fun new way to get involved. The Youth Board, which was founded by a Spence volunteer and is just getting started this fall, offers an opportunity for high school students to support LSA through fundraising activities and unique volunteer efforts.

The Open House gave participants a taste of what it might be like to volunteer with the after school program.  Volunteers and children from the program made book marks together and enjoyed a tasty pizza dinner. Our thanks to the Parent Committee and to the volunteers who made it such a fun afternoon!

volunteer tutor

Mac shared her moving experiences as a tutor to a student struggling to develop writing skills.

student volunteer

Mia talked about her experience volunteering in our food pantry and introduced the new Youth Board

A little help please! Volunteers helped children make colorful book marks

In addition to making book marks together, volunteers and children got to know each other by talking about their favorite things

Children put their creativity to work making unique book marks.

27 Sep

#PayItForward Forum on Community Service

#PayItForward Forum on Community Service

#PayItForward: The Value of Youth Volunteering

A Forum on Community Service

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6pm – 8pm

Convent of the Sacred Heart,1 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128

Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP by 9/22.

REGISTER AT littlesistersfamily.org/payitforward

Download a printable flyer

Join parents, students, advisors and community members for Pay it Forward: The Value of Youth Volunteering – a discussion aimed at highlighting the socio-emotional and long term benefits of engaging youth in community service.

Participants will gain insight into the service experience and have a chance to learn about service opportunities. A moderated discussion will include child development specialists who will speak about the ways volunteering can contribute to overall well-being in young people, a teen involved in community service who will offer insights to her experience, and a college admissions director who will discuss the positive role of service in the college applications process.

Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
NYS Licensed Neuropsychologist and School Psychologist
Founder and Clinical Director, Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services
Professor, Columbia University PhD Program in Clinical Psychology

Cappy Collins, MD, MPH
Mount Sinai Pediatric Environmental Health Fellow

Admissions Officer
Columbia University

Student Volunteers
High School and College Students

Michael Chung
Director of Community Outreach,
Convent of the Sacred Heart

This event is hosted by LSA Family Health Service and Convent of the Sacred Heart.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Trish Gough: tgough@lsafhs.org, 646-672-5434.