Youth Summer Highlights

SUMMER ADVENTURES CAMP FOR BOYS

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MIP Summer Adventures Camp is 8 days over two weeks. August 5th-8th and 12th-15th (9:30am-2:30pm). Camp is FREE and for young men entering 4th grade through entering 9th grade. Continental breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided. 


ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CAMP FOR GIRLS

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The Environmental Justice Camps are free for young ladies ages 11-17 to develop their own definition for environmental justice. Participants may meet at our camp site or at Tacoma Urban League each day at 8:30am. Continental breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided.  

OPEN PLAY SPORTS & MENTORSHIP

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Training with elite, professional coaches of EL1 Sports as we elevate & build our community through sports & mentorship. Open Play is FREE every Tuesday, 6pm-7:30pm, and is open to ages 10+. The 2019 schedule includes: June/July - Football, August - Track and Field, and Sept/Oct - Baseball

Family Programs

Male Involvement Program

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As part of the local My Brother's Keeper initiative, students receive mentoring from men of color to help provide a safe and supportive community for boys of color, where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity. 

Girls With Purpose (GWP)

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In partnership with Sisterhood in the City, students receive mentoring from women to empower young (middle and high school age) girls of color to succeed as productive citizens, both scholastically and in all aspects of their personal life. 

Career Academy

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The Academy offers quarterly evening classes to help adult job seekers create a comprehensive career plan, receive expert advice from a career coach, and the opportunity to network with industry leaders in a client-led, strength-based approach.

Black Empowerment Center

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The Center helps to improve and protect the economic security of African-Americans in the Tacoma Pierce County area by enhancing asset-building services, improving policy advocacy, and increasing leadership capacity. 

Budget & Finance Workshops

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When you’re on top of your money, life is good. Workshops help participants increase their financial well-being, receive easy to use budgeting tools, and tips on improving your credit. Personalized free credit consultations available on request.

Home Ownership Success Program

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Our Home Ownership Program helps community members achieve and sustain successful home ownership through a variety of classes, workshops, one-to-one coaching and support. Classes are held every 2nd Saturday at Tacoma Urban League, 10AM-3PM. 

Parent Supports

Family & Parenting Support

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 Designed for families with children ages 0-12 years, this program helps parents learn positive parenting approaches. You can choose home visiting services, online, or to attend a support group. 253.383.2007 

Mom & Baby Support Group

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Join us bi-weekly for a healthy snack & social support to women of color, their infants, & families. Our group meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays. Chelsea Lawyer, Support Group Lead  253.798.4569

Doula and Breastfeeding Counselor

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All birthing people to have a safe and memorable birthing experience.
Connect with Vanessa Bussell,  a doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding peer counselor. vanessasbutterflybirth.com/

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