Culture/Diversity

Free VBS Kids Camp at Good Hope Presbyterian Church, July 11-15

All children entering kindergarten (5 years old) through 5th grade in the 2022-23 school year are invited to join us for a FREE week of VBS Kids Camp at Good Hope Presbyterian Church from July 11-15 from 9am -12noon each day! We'll enjoy crafts, games, music, snacks, skits, and Bible stories together throughout the week as we dive into the book of Exodus for our "Exodus in Christ" adventure!

International Student Exchange Volunteer Host Families Needed

International Student Exchange is looking for volunteer host families to host exchange students for the 2022-2023 school year.  Students have all types of interests, speak English, want to learn about America, and share their culture with your family.  Host families provide a warm, loving home, 3 meals a day, and transportation.  Students bring spending money, have insurance.  Learn more about exchange today. www.midsouth.iseusa.org 

Sandy Vitez Regional Manager

609-382-8161

Volunteer for ARTreach

Volunteers needed for ARTreach on Saturday, June 4, 2022!

ARTreach is a fun, free one-day family festival at Long Reach Village Center. The event will feature live music, children’s performances, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, a photo booth, and more! Volunteers will help with event set up and break down, greeting and directing festivalgoers, facilitating hands-on art projects, and hospitality for the many performing and demonstrating artists, among other tasks.

Peace Camp

The Kittamaqundi Community will be hosting Peace Camp for school-age children this summer, in cooperation with Little Friends for Peace. Little Friends For Peace is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, multicultural  group that utilizes art, games, and presentations to teach children mindfulness, empathy, anger management, conflict resolution, creation care, and self-empowerment.  http://www.lffp.org/

Unmatched Athlete May LGBTQ+ Pickup Games + Chipotle Fundraiser

Join us this May for our next two pick up games for LGBTQ+ youth and allies. We’ll be playing soccer, flag football and possibly ultimate frisbee. Kids ages 5-12 and 13-18 are welcome to attend. Sign up for FREE one or both games. Please note that day-of, we may have games for one or both age groups to participate in. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

On May 7th, we will have a fundraiser at Chipotle at the Canton Baltimore address (2400 Boston St Ste 126, Baltimore, MD 21224). The fundraiser will go from 4pm – 8pm (promo code: NB842GK).

GLSEN MD Youth Summit

The GET ACTIVE 2022 GLSEN MD Youth Summit will be held on Saturday, May 28th from 10am to 4pm, at UA House at Fayette in Baltimore City. This year's Youth Summit offers student-focused, leadership and education for LGBTQ2A youth and allies who are of high school age, with networking opportunities, sports and fitness.

 

AFS USA Looking for HoCo Host Families-AFS USA

Next school year, around 19 AFS exchange students from around the world will come to Howard County for a life-changing year.  You can help your family to learn about another part of the world!  Host families volunteer to provide room and board for a student and get to know a great kid. Exchange students attend your local high school. Students are available from countries around the world, such as Germany, Italy, Indonesia, Iceland, Portugal, and Spain.

ARTreach Festival

ARTreach is a fun, FREE one-day family festival! 

ARTreach will feature live music and children's performances, visual artist demonstrations, hands-on arts activities, magicians and stilt walkers, caricaturists, a photo booth, face painters and more! Admission is free and so are all the activities! 

The festival is Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 11am to 7pm at Long Reach Village Center. Learn more about the performers and artists at www.artreachfestival.org

Inter(esting) Sex: Beyond the Binary

Debates on non-binary gender identities covering topics ranging from bathroom bills and educational curriculum to Sam Smith and Caitlyn Jenner have been grounded in assumptions of a binary biological classification of sex, with the supposition that gender fluidity is fundamentally unsupported by the sex-binary. Except, sex isn’t binary. This presentation will illustrate the differences between the identification of sex and gender and establish that the biological reality of non-binary sex has always been part of humanity.