Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Roxbury Youth Programs
A Day in the Life
Coming directly from school, students begin RYP with a snack and a brief time for socializing before beginning homework. RYP relies on many dedicated volunteer tutors to assist students with their homework and various school projects from the time they arrive until dinner. Middle school students are driven home in the UU Urban Ministry bus after homework time. High school students share a hot meal together and then participate in various after-dinner activities, such as recreation in a nearby school gym, SAT classes and college preparation, and a "safe dates" curriculum that focuses on dating abuse and healthy relationships. On Wednesdays, staff and students have a fun and relaxing game night, with parents joining the group once per month for games and a potluck supper.
Our optional Friday enrichment program, Coming of Age, is intended to improve students’ critical thinking around issues of identity, community membership, and interlocking systems of oppression. The curriculum will use stories, music, film, and field trips as learning tools to explore how we are shaped by our community and, in turn, how we have the power to shape our community.