Celebrate a Week Without Violence

Seattle Parks and Recreation Citywide Young Adults Program invites everyone between the ages of 12 and 19 and their family members to participate in our annual Week Without Violence Events.  This year’s Week Without Violence will be October 13th-21st. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in their community and provides safe, free recreation programs and activities.

The Week Without Violence; “No Time for Hate” theme, kicked off on Friday Oct. 13th from 6-8:30p.m. at South Park Community Center.   This year we have a collaboration with Free2luv. The event lineup will provide teens an opportunity to explore bullying in all contexts while understanding how to use their personal power to create an environment free of hate, free of violence, and free to love. Food and beverages are provided by Taco Time, Trophy Cup, and Cakes and Giggles. South Park Community Center is located at 8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108.

On Thursday, Oct. 19th, Meadowbrook Teen Life Center will host a remembrance dinner to honor loved ones who have been lost to violence. The event will last from 4-8p.m. where they will co-host a Domestic Violence Workshop lead by the Silent Task Force, and a Suicide Prevention Workshop lead by YPAR (Youth Participatory Action Research). Meadowbrook Teen Life Center is located at 10750 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

On Saturday, Oct. 21st, there will be a Self-Defense Workshop from 6:30-8:00pm at Garfield Teen Life Center.
Garfield Teen Life Center is located at 428 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.

For more information about events, on how to sign up, or transportation contact Seattle Parks and Recreation’s teen unit at 206-551-7316.

To learn more about the week and Seattle Parks teen programs visit www.seattle.gov/parks/teens.

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Celebrate a Week Without Violence Oct. 16-23

Seattle Parks and Recreation Citywide Young Adults Program  invites youth and teens between the ages of 12 and 19 to participate in annual Week Without Violence Events. This year’s Week Without Violence will be celebrated October 16-23. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in their community and engage in a safe environment through free recreation programs and activities but all members of the public are welcome to attend.

Week Without Violence will kick off on Friday Oct. 16 from 6-9 p.m.at Bitter Lake Community Center. Activities will include a Top Teen Chef Competition, music, a youth resource fair and food. Bitter Lake Community Center is located at 13035 Linden Ave N.

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Southwest Teen Life Center will host a reflection to honor loved ones who have been lost to violence. The event will last from 5-6 p.m. Southwest Teen Life Center is located at 2801 SW Thistle St.

On Friday, Oct. 23, there will be a Remembrance Dinner at Montlake Community Center from 6-8 p.m. for youth and families to celebrate memories of those who have passed.  Montlake Community Center is located at 1618 E Calhoun St.

For more information about events, on how to sign up, or transportation contact Seattle Parks and Recreation’s teen unit at 206-684-7523 or visit your local Teen Life Center or Late Night Site.

To learn more about the week and Seattle Parks teen programs visit www.seattle.gov/parks/teens.

Seattle Parks celebrates a Week Without Violence Oct. 17-24

604,080 seconds. 10,080 minutes. 168 hours. Seven days. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Youth Violence Prevention Team (YVPT) invite everyone between the ages of 12 and19 to participate in a Week Without Violence October 17-24. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in their community and provides safe, fun recreation programs and activities.

The Week Without Violence will kick off on Friday Oct. 17 with a Rainier Beach teen swim from 7 to 9 p.m. Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool is located at 8825 Rainier Ave. S. Food will be provided and there will be informational booths for youth.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, teens can enjoy the Skate for Peace event at Southgate Roller Rink from 5 to 7 p.m. The rink is located at 9646 17th Ave. SW, Seattle, 98106. The facility has a snack bar, but fruits and veggies will be available for free.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, teens will venture to the corn mazes at Carpinito Farms from 4 to 6 p.m. The farms are located at 1148 Central Ave. N, Kent 98032.

On Thursday, Oct. 23, there will be an awards dinner to honor teens who have demonstrated outstanding community service from 5 to 7 p.m. at Montlake Community Center. The community center is located at 1618 E Calhoun St. Seattle, 98112. Dinner will be provided.

On Friday, Oct. 24, teens are invited to Peace on the Beach at Alki Beach from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants will meet at the Alki Bathouse located at 2701 Alki Ave SW. There will be group discussions along with pizza and s’more making on the beach.

For more information about events, on how to sign up, or transportation contact Seattle Parks and Recreation Recreation Leader Laura Wilburn at 206-684-7422 or laura.wilburn@seattle.gov.

To learn more about the week and Seattle Parks teen programs visit www.seattle.gov/parks/teens.

 

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