Wednesday, August 31, 2016
This sounds like a wonderful idea. A twist to CodeCamp, SF style. You're Invited to Startup In Residence 2016 Demo Day // September 16th
Friday, August 19, 2016
Fwd: [DW] CNet: Australia keeps refugees in technology limbo
From: "Steven Clift" <email@example.com>
Date: Aug 17, 2016 12:39 PM
Subject: [DW] CNet: Australia keeps refugees in technology limbo
To: "newswire" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "A List for Open Knowledge Networks in Australia." <email@example.com>, "poplus" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Fwd: Between Worlds: The Moth Mainstage in Pittsburgh on August 31st
From: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures <email@example.com>
301 S Craig Street Suite 200
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Fwd: Celebrate-Friday, August 12th, 3 pm--Successful Teens
PLEASE JOIN US this Friday, August 12th, 3:00 pm at 5321 Penn Avenue to celebrate the summer achievements of youth in our community.
These achievements include:
· 170+ young adults successfully completed a summer Learn and Earn internship at local businesses and summer camps in the area,
· 22 high school students earned college credits in the Carlow Summer College Program,
· 3 young adults led financial literacy trainings for 100+ students thanks to support from Citizens Bank
· 100+ students recovered failed high school credits to get back on the path to graduating on time,
· and MUCH MORE.
This is a great OPPORTUNITY to hear positive testimony from youth who participated in these programs. We will also have free food and music.
This is also an opportunity to thank the sponsors and partners who made these programs happen, including: 3 Rivers Workforce Investment Board, City of Pittsburgh—Pittsburgh Partnership, Neighborhood Learning Alliance, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Citizens Bank, Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, Allegheny County, and the 70+ businesses and organizations that hosted summer learn and earn interns!
Youth Development Director
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Fwd: AAU SKWIM
From: Kevin McCarthy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I hope you are having a great summer with family friends and AAU activities! This is Kevin McCarthy with SKWIM International and SKWIM USA. I am reaching out to you today in the wake of several local North West youth drownings this summer, to open a dialogue with you about the AAU and regarding the new and growing water-sports game entitled SKWIM.
SKWIM™ (pronounced like 'swim' but with the added 'k', 'skwim') is an internationally growing 8-year old water-disk sports game for the whole family and all of the community. The game dynamic and equipment allows the activity to be enjoyed from ages 5 to 95. SKWIM is played in both shallow and deeper water, both recreationally and competitively, and by beginning, intermediate and advanced swimmers. SKWIM is the very first water sport game to invite all ages and abilities to participate despite their ability or inability to swim, and therefore has the growing potential to quickly become the most widely played and enjoyed water activity ever. SKWIM programming includes learn-to-swim, open water safety and lifesaving curriculum and is coached by certified lifeguards.
I am reaching out to you in this 'Olympic' season because I want to learn more about the AAU and any interest the AAU might have locally and nationally in helping to enhance water safety through game play. Unlike any other physical activity, swimming provides simultaneous full-body exercise and therapy. Also unlike any other physical activity, water exposure takes the lives of thousands each year in the USA and hundreds of thousands internationally. SKWIM USA was founded in 2010 as a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to significantly reduce the drowning rate in the USA and to also help curb the international drowning rate, by offering an engaging and interactive team game that both teaches and certifies youth and adults in water safety and lifesaving aquatic skills.
The game of SKWIM promotes swimming, communication and teamwork within an exciting and engaging structure, while encouraging individual self-expression and style. SKWIM shares the vital success traits of soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, football, hockey and cricket, which are globally the most popular sports activities for participation and for spectatorship – and all interactive team games.
THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF INTERACTIVE SPORTS GAMES
Games provide the vast majority of player, spectator, media, retail, wholesale, commercial, and fan engagement, of all the athletic and physical activities.
1) An implement for passing to teammates and scoring (a soft SKWIM Disk)
2) Interactive Strategic Team Play (The SKWIM Disk is played on the water)
3) A Score zone or goal for each team (enhanced by 360-degree scoring in SKWIM)
4) Personalized Uniforms and or headwear (SKWIM Team Headbands, Jerseys with numbers and names)
5) Specialized Footwear (PDF SKWIM Fins which increase speed, maneuverability and safety in open-water)
6) Lifetime and Generational Play (SKWIM Starts at age 5 and is easily played into late senior years)
SKWIM is the first game to feature all of these elements in aquatic play. SKWIM is governed by the nonprofits SKWIM USA and SKWIM international. The game equipment is distributed by the international lifesaving brand eLifeguard in Florida. I hope the AAU might find this game to be a great match for its mission in the water, and that we can explore ways to help youth find water safety, fitness, and aquatic team play. SKWIM is developing cooperative relationships with the Red Cross, USLA, USA Swimming, U.S. Aquatics Sports, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, JCC, CYO, Special Olympics and Diversity in Aquatics. We hope to build a relationship also with the AAU for 2017 play.
Michael, if you would like to join in on a recreational SKWIM game, you are invited any Friday evening to join in at the Evans Pool Green Lake- Seattle at 6:45pm, which hosts a family SKWIM game for all ages!
Hope to see you there!
Coach Kevin I. McCarthy
SKWIM® Global Development
Cell 1 - 425-802-2167 (USA)
Address: 1125 205th Avenue NE
Sammamish WA 98074-6654 USA
Transform your pool, your community, and public safety with SKWIM® game play!
- RESPONSE - ENDURANCE - DISTANCE -
International SKWIM® Certification
Water Safety, Spirit and Sportsmanship through SKWIM® Game Play
SKWIM® USA is a 501c3 non-profit