Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fwd: URBAN YOUTH & Joblessness, plus spectator support -- and SHOUT!

Hi Friends of Peace and Justice:

Youth behaviors and urban joblessness is getting some attention with recent events in Baltimore.

In Pittsburgh, we've been working hard to get kids, ages 14-21, to apply for an expanded city and county summer job program, 2015's Earn & Learn. 

Today at 6 pm, April 30, 2015 is the DEADLINE for applications.

Rush into 5321 Penn Ave in Garfield with the application, and other documents such as birth certificates, SS card, proof of address and pay stubs / benefits documentation. If the household income is BELOW a certain ceiling, a shot at a job for 20 hours per week job, at $7.25 an hour for 6 weeks is possible. 

Meanwhile, they play a major-league baseball game to an empty stadium. Humm...

To support the YOUTH beyond jobs, SHOW up when they PERFORM for the good. 

EVERYONE in Pittsburgh should go to the Obama Academy's high school musical, showing at 8 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 30, May 1, 2, 2015. Tickets at the door. It is called "Shout" and has music from the '60s and '70s. The singing, dancing and TALENT is INSPIRING. Amazing. You'll be thrilled and so entertained. Even if you have younger kids or have no connection to the school, you'll LOVE the show. 

If you can't go to the show in any of the next three days, then consider going to a local high school baseball game, softball game, or a boys HS volleyball playoff game. Also, on Friday, May 15, is Pittsburgh Public Schools TAKE A FATHER to SCHOOL DAY. Check out those schedules. Lend a hand.

Finally, we are still playing adult, community water polo on Friday nights at the Thelma Lovette YMCA on Centre Ave in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Drop in after 5 pm. Swim some laps. Join in the fun.

Thanks for the consideration and all you do for our youth.

Mark Rauterkus    
PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim and Water Polo Camp Head Coach
Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy
Head Water Polo Coach, Carnegie Mellon University Women's Club Team
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team
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