Friday, February 29, 2008

iYouth Happenings!

What’s the most exciting new thing happening in the iSchool right now? That’s right. It’s iYouth! While iYouth may be the new kid on the block, so to speak, we have lots of excitement and great ideas to help keep us in the forefront of what’s going on.
Our focus is to be a voice for those interested in children and youth services, children and YA literature, children and teen issues, children and teen… Well, you get the picture. Anyone is welcome to join us, even if it is only for the pleasure of our glorious company and scintillating conversation.
Here are some of the upcoming events where you might see us:
· March 3: Open meeting, social networking and discussion. 6:30-8:00 PM. MGH 420, then field trip to Shultzy’s!
· March 10: Book Club where we will discuss “SLAM!” by Nick Hornby and "Let's play in the Forest (While the Wolf is Not Around)" by Claudia Rueda. 9:30-10:30 AM. MGH 310D.
· April 14: Book Club – books to be determined. This meeting will also include time for discussion regarding formal organization of the group. 9:00-10:30 AM. MGH 310D
· April 21: Scrabble Tournament for Literacy. All proceeds will go to “Page Ahead,” a non-profit that gives books to kids. 5:00-8:00 PM. College Inn.

If you actually read about those fabulous events we have planned, you will have noticed that one of the things happening within the group is a plan for formal organization of iYouth, including a website and officers! I know, the excitement is almost palpable. If you would like to join in the fun, please feel free to contact us or just show up at one of our meetings.

Anne Dame

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