The Monologue Project: Sunday, June 4th, 4-6pm, Newton Cultural Center (Newton City Hall)
Join us in hearing stories, poems, and monologues from some of Newton's high school students as they tell us what it's like to be a student of color in our community. There will be a talk back/Q&A with the performers after the show, as well as some refreshments. Please don't miss this important opportunity to witness their powerful stories.
We are now accepting nominations for this year's Youth Awards! Complete Information and nomination forms can be found here on the Parks and Recreation website.
All nominations are due no later than May 18th.
Awards will be given on June 19th in the City Council Chambers. (See below for a complete description of all awards.)
Looking for ways to Volunteer?
Bullough's Pond Association is looking for people to help with a planned cleanup on Saturday, May 20th. For more information, call Kathleen Greiser at 857-231-2012.
Please join Team Setti Warren on Sunday, June 11th from 11-2pm at the Newton North High School Track for the Newton Youth Walk for The Jimmy Fund.
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- Teams must register beforehand in order to participate in the 2 mile walk (8 laps).
- There is a minimum fundraising goal of $20 per person, but we encourage you to get a group to walk together: clubs, sports teams, girl and boy scouts, etc...all are welcome!
- All ages and abilities are welcome to participate: come and do as much as you are able! If you want to make it a relay, go for it!
- If weather does not cooperate, we will take it indoors.
- We will have pizza and refreshments available for the walkers post-walk!
**Please note: We are holding this walk as a pre-cursor to the September Jimmy Fund walk, which has a minimum fundraising goal of $300 dollars per person. We acknowledge that this is a lot of money for one person to raise, so we wanted a way for young people to contribute to the Jimmy Fund, participate in their own Youth Walk, and honor loved ones battling cancer, or those lost. If you would like to walk in the Jimmy Fund walk in September, you may use this walk as the beginning of your fundraising. Good luck! Please see below for instructions on how to register for our Youth Walk. If you have questions, please contact Quinn Etchie at email@example.com or call 617-214-9343.
Here is how to register:
Step One: Go to http://www.jimmyfundwalk.org/2017/settiwarren
Step Two: Click "Create New Team"
Step Three: Agree to Waiver/Agreement
Step Four: Click "Start a Team". Make sure Team Setti Warren is listen in - "New Team Under Group"
Step Five: Create a Team Name
Step Six: Set Team Fundraising and Recruitment Goal (remember, we would like each person to raise a minimum of $20). Click continue.
Step Seven: Fill in your information.
Step Eight: BE SURE TO REGISTER AS A VIRTUAL WALKER, as you are NOT able to walk on the ACTUAL JIMMY WALK DAY UNLESS YOU REACH THE FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $300 PER PERSON. If you intend to walk in September, remember, you MUST raise $300 to do so.
Please let us know if you have questions! We look forward to seeing you!
**Youth Award Descriptions**
JUDGE FRANKLIN N. FLASCHNER ADULT AWARD
Presented to an individual over twenty-five years of age that has exhibited the highest standards of excellence, dedication and accomplishment to benefit the young people of Newton.
Judge Flaschner enjoyed a long and distinguished career in public service. While serving as a Newton Alderman and later as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts District Court System, he worked diligently for the reform of the Juvenile Justice System. He was a strong supporter of youth service programs and a leading advocate in the development of alternative programs.
JUDGE JULIAN YESLEY YOUNG ADULT AWARD
Recognizes a young adult between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five who has made a significant contribution through service to or involvement with the young people of Newton.
While serving as Chief Justice of Newton District Court, Judge Julian Yesley Young founded what is now the Newton Youth Center. He was a strong proponent of programs that benefited young people and worked tirelessly to obtain funding for programs aimed at preventing juvenile delinquency.
POLICE OFFICER ROBERT BRACELAND SENIOR YOUTH AWARD
Presented to a student in grade 9 to 12 whose commitment, character and accomplishments exemplify the high ideals fostered by Officer Braceland.
Officer Braceland served the citizens of Newton and the Newton Police Department for twenty-two years. As the city’s Youth Officer, he gave generously of his time, energy and compassion to help young people. He was the epitome of fairness in the performance of his duties and honored the worth and dignity of each individual with whom he came in contact. Officer Braceland received many awards throughout his distinguished career, including the Newton Youth Commission Award.
IRENE BIKELMAN JUNIOR YOUTH AWARD
Presented to an individual in elementary school through eighth grade who has earned the respect of his peers by demonstrating qualities such as leadership, citizenship and good human values.
Irene Bickelman was an active, dedicated and beloved member of the Newton community. She was a teacher, counselor and consultant at Weeks Junior High School, Newton North High School and Newton South High School. She was especially adept at involving youth in important work and activities in their schools and community. She thoroughly enjoyed young people and committed herself to their well being.
RUSSELL J. HALLORAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Honors an adult Newton resident for a lifetime of outstanding contributions toward enhancing the quality of life in Newton.
Russell J. Halloran enjoyed a long and distinguished career as Newton’s Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. His concern for others and his loyalty to the finest ideals of public service are reflected in his lifetime contributions to enhancing the quality of life in the City of Newton.