Global Youth Service Day Events in Richmond, California

Richmond, California - Richmond ESC is proud to have so many youth volunteering their time for Global Youth Service Day (a Youth Service America initiative). With 15 events, from gardening to rape/sexual assault prevention workshops, we have been deeply humbled by the youth’s commitment towards the health of our future.

The following events have been created by youth and organizations Richmond ESC has partnered with. The event descriptions are written by each project manager. 

Civic Center Plaza Clean-up

Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Civic Center Plaza- 403 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond, CA

The Richmond High School KIWIN's Club will adopt the Civic Center Plaza to keep it clean throughout the year. We will be scraping gum off the plaza floor and picking up trash.


Pinole Valley High School, School Garden

Saturday, April 11, 2013 at 11 AM - 12:00 PM

Pinole Valley High School- 2900 Pinole Valley Road in Pinole, CA

We are starting a tiny garden at Pinole Valley High made from recycled bottles and buckets!


WCCUSD Walk-a-thon and Earth Day*

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Shimada Friendship Park-Peninsula Drive and Marina Bay Pkwy in Richmond, CA

All of the high schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District are teaming up to create a Walk-a-thon for health, fitness, and community involvement. The Walk will be around Shimada Friendship Park on April 20th, 2013 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Middle College High School, in collaboration with the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Global Youth Service Day, and RecycleMore, will be hosting our third annual Earth Day Event. The event will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 11:00-2:00 PM also at the Shimada Friendship Park.

We will have booths with exhibits and games, food vendors, and music. You are welcome to pass out materials and gifts related to your organization. Through this event, we hope to reach more people in the community and to encourage green practices and even solicit volunteers to help with Earth Day related cause.


Plastic Conservation: Water Bottles

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Shimada Friendship Park-Peninsula Drive and Marina Bay Pkwyin Richmond, CA

Plastic Conservation: W A T E R B O T T L E S

Our project revolves around the encouragement of using reusable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles. The project started in the winter of 2012 and is still continuous where we will finally present our progress and results during WCCUSD Walk-a-thon and Earth Day and for our class' Senior Project. We hope to create a small change in everyone towards a more eco-friendly attitude and lifestyle.

Plastic Conservation: W A T E R B O T T L E S

Our project revolves around the encouragement of using reusable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles. The project started in the wint (show all)


Richmond Tales Fest 2013*

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM- 3:30 PM

Civic Center Plaza- 403 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond, CA

4th Annual Richmond Tales Family Literacy Festival

An afternoon of fun, family literacy and healthy living

Raffle Prizes, Free Snacks, entertainment, Meet the author of Richmond Tales, health screenings, Free Books, Games, Crafts, Face Painting, (show less)

4th Annual Richmond Tales Family Literacy Festival: an afternoon of fun, family literacy and healthy living. Enjoy raffle prizes, free snacks, entertainment, health screenings, free books, games, crafts, face painting and meet the author of Richmond Tales.


Take a Stand! Stop Bullying!

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Lavonya Dejean Middle School-3400 Macdonald Avenue in Richmond, CA (tentative)

High school students from Community Day School will be presenting to the middle school students to get them to take a stand against bullying!


Rape/Sexual Assault Awareness*

(11th grade and up female students only)

 

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Richmond High School-1250 23rd Street in Richmond, CA

My project is raising awareness on rape/sexual assault to young females in my community. My mission is to conduct a workshop for young girls ages 12-21. I have partnered with Community Violence Solutions (CVS) to put forward a workshop on April 27th where they will present about the issue of rape/sexual assault and conduct a self-defense training.


Global Youth Service Day in Honor of Cesar Chavez*

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Richmond Greenway -16th Street between Ohio Avenue and Chanslor Avenue in Richmond, CA

Gardening, Carnival Booths, Prizes, DJ, Spoken Word, BBQ!

 

Join us for the 1st Annual Global Youth Service Day in Honor of Cesar Chavez on the Richmond Greenway @ 16th st and Ohio Ave! From 10am-2:00pm.

 

There will be lots of fun educational activities with regards to Immigration, Farm Workers movement and The Global food System. There will be games and prizes, fun facts, gardening opportunities, a delicious BBQ and even a market stand and pop-up Cafe!

 

We would like to invite out as many people that would be interested in volunteering to help facilitate and run some of these activities as well as participating in the volunteer activities in the Edible Forest Garden on the day of. Please Contact us as soon as possible if interested! We look forward to working together with our community and celebrating in honor of Cesar Chavez.

 

Requirements

The only requirements are whoever wants to help run any of the booths or games would have to come to 1 day of facilitation training and at least 3 planning meetings. Other than that all is welcome to join!!!


Butterfly & Caterpillar Garden Project

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM- 2:30 PM

Richmond Greenway- 16th Street between Ohio Avenue and Chanslor Avenue in Richmond, CA

We are planning to plant a butterfly & caterpillar garden on the Richmond Greenway. We invite parents and young children to join us as we plant the garden, create signs, and enjoy a read-a-loud of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will have face-painting, raffles, and a Thank you letter writing booth to write letters to the sponsors who donated items to the project.


Healthy Kids Day*

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Coronado Community YMCA-263 S 20th Street in Richmond, CA

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free, fun-filled day of activities designed to promote healthy kids and families in spirit, mind and body. Join us for games, arts/crafts, food, and fun.


Peace Celebration Festival*   

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Contra Costa College, Amphitheatre-2600 Mission Bell Drive in San Pablo, CA

The April Peace Celebration will come to completion in an all-day festival including keynote speakers, workshops, games, and refreshments for students, families, and community members. Free, wheelchair-accessible, and open to the public; refreshments available on-site for sale.


San Pablo Youth Commission Childhood Obesity Prevention Project

Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

St. Paul Church, Parking Lot-1845 Church Lanein San Pablo, CA

The San Pablo Youth Commission is collaborating with the San Pablo Childhood Obesity Prevention Taskforce to raise awareness about childhood obesity in San Pablo. During the Cinco de Mayo festival held at St. Paul Church, we will survey youth to learn more about how obesity affects our community. We will use the data gathered to develop recommendations to the San Pablo City Council on the programs and services they can provide to address the issue.

The San Pablo Youth Commission is collaborating with the San Pablo Childhood Obesity Prevention Taskforce to raise awareness about childhood obesity in San Pablo. During the Cinco de Mayo f (show all)


Dropout Prevention Project- Keeping Students in School!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 06:30 PM (tentative)

Lavonya DeJean Middle School, Multipurpose Room-3400 Macdonald Avenue in Richmond, CA

Support West Contra Costa high school students as they present their research on high school drop-out rates to the West Contra Costa Unified School District School Board. They will make recommendations to the Board on what the Board can do to help prevent more students from dropping out.


GYSD Youth Recognition Ceremony*

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Richmond Auditorium Lobby-403 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond, CA

Join us in celebrating Richmond’s first city-wide participation in Global Youth Service Day (GYSD)!Limited Capacity, RSVP Required.

Youth will showcase the service projects they have been working on since January through poster-board presentations to public officials, community members, city staff, and their peers. Exemplary projects will be highlighted and students will receive awards! Food, music and performances included!

We invite local organization leaders to RSVP to have an information booth where young people can sign-up to join the organization, intern, or volunteer. We are looking for meaningful programs we can connect youth to so they can continue to make a difference in our community!


*indicates signature events with attendance of 100+

 

Media Information

Local Contact:

Meia Matsuda, Media Coordinator 

City of Richmond | Richmond ESC

510-620-6563 | corvolunteer@ci.richmond.ca.us

Connect with us on social media - Facebook & Twitter

 

 

National Media Contact:

Michelle Pendoley, Communications Director

YSA (Youth Service America) | Global Youth Service Day

202-650-5064   mpendoley@ysa.org

Follow@youthservice| Like at www.facebook.com/youthserviceamerica

 

To learn more about GYSD 2013 here in Richmond, click here

Comments

Posted by Diega Hdez on May 10, 2013
Hi, greetings, I would like to help in gardening!!

Posted by Guadalupe Morales on May 10, 2013
Hi Diega,

The GYSD gardening events are already over, however, Urban Tilth (who organized the Global Youth service Day in Honor of Cesar Chavez) gardens the second Saturday of every month on the Richmond Greenway... so you can still volunteer! Here are two links for next Saturday
http://richmondvolunteers.org/opportunities/2628
https://www.facebook.com/events/121796821356358/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_invited

If you are interested in becoming a gardening volunteer, we would also recommend signing up as a volunteer on our website, and choosing gardening as an interest of yours. You can choose to receive emails each time a volunteer opportunity with gardening shows up, so that you can stay up to date on all of the gardening activities. You can register by going to this link http://richmondvolunteers.org/users/register.php or clicking the "register" button at the top right corner of the page.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!!

The Richmond ESC Team
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