Youth Night

Official Dosomething.org Project

The Problem

We opened up The After Spot at the West Berkeley Senior Center every Thursday from 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. It was a response to the parents concerns about the youth of Berkeley not having a place to be instead of wandering the streets. There have been a lot of killings in Berkeley due to gang violence and teenagers not having a place to go after school. We chose the Senior Center because they have pool tables, internet access and it was a convenient location since a lot of teenagers of color live in West Berkeley. There is also free tutoring by students from UC Berkeley. Every week we have meetings on Tuesdays which are run by youth and facilitated by Adults. The teens are the ones that choose what workshops they would like to do and what activities they want. So everything is to the liking of the teens because if adults chose what we should do nobody would go. Everything is free of charge all they have to do is sign up. We also do outreach on MYSPACE, check us out at: http://www.myspace.com/buya4u

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