Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, November 25, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10: 

Many centers offer numerous ongoing activities and events.  Below is just a highlight of the events this week.  Visit chattanooga.gov/youthandfamily for more. 

#1  Youth and Family Center Hours for Thanksgiving Week

All centers will open regular hours Monday-Wednesday, but close Thanksgiving Day through Sunday. This included child care facilities. 

#2   Everybody Needs One Pep Talk Radio Show

Every Monday, 7-8 p.m. on Groove Radio FM 93.5. Lurone "Coach" Jennings and Brian Smith discuss the city of Chattanooga, and positive solutions for communities, youth and families. Monday's program is with Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw.  

#3  Job Openings

Teacher assistant/floater for city of Chattanooga Child Care Program.  Applicants must have their high school diploma, and TECTA or CDA preferred or willing to enroll for TECTA or CDA program. Applicants can apply in person at 501 W. 12th St. at the Department of Youth and Family Administration offices.  

#4   Free Literacy Programs at Local YFD Centers

Featuring Lexia Technology Based Learning.  Lexia provides explicit, personalized learning on foundational reading skills for students of all abilities, and delivers performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction. This research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students' year-end performance and provides facility managers and our education coordinator, data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction. Sign a child up for daily after school learning at these centers:  Avondale, Brainerd, Carver, Eastdale, Eastlake, East Chatt, Hixson, North Chatt, South Chatt, Washington Hills and Westside Centers. Or call 643-6096. 

 #5  Local Food Drives 

Can Up and donate a non perishable food item to either North Chattanooga Center at 406 May St. or to Tyner Center at 6900 Ty-Hi Dr. Food items will go back into the neighborhood.  For more information call North Chatt at 757-5447 or Tyner Center at 855-2664. 

#6  Last Week to Sign Up for Youth Basketball - Through Wednesday

2013-2014 basketball sign ups are going on now at local Youth and Family Development Centers. For girls and boys ages 6-12. Stop by your local center or call Richard at 643-6055. This is also a great way to see the exciting after school programs offered at each center, including homework help, literacy help, and much more.  

#7   New Line Dancing Classes Offered at 12 Street YFD Admin Office

Free, every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-2 p.m. Line dances will be offered on the gym floor located on the second floor of the administration offices at 501 W 12st St.  Learn the latest line dances, and more. For more info, call Angela at 757-0588. 

#8  Donate a Toy to the South Chattanooga Center and Help Local Families

Funds are always low during the holidays, and several youth in South Chattanooga may not receive a gift this year.  Stop by South Chattanooga YFD Center (1151 W 40th St.) and see the list of needs or donate a new or gently used toy. For more information, call Marcus at 425-3550. 

#9   Need Volunteer Hours for School or Work?  Delong St. Park Cleanup is Dec. 7  

Join park stewards as they spruce up 33rd and Delong Park, 3315 Delong St., behind News 12 on Broad.  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  We are installing swings, mulching, cleaning, and bringing a little TLC to this park. For more information, call Brian at 580-9489.

#10  Upcoming Parades 

Look for the YFD float, they will be handing out books in three parades this year.  The CAP teens will pass out books next Saturday at the MainX24 parade on Main Street at 11 a.m.  At the Lookout Valley Parade Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. and at the Downtown Starlight Parade, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.


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