Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
 
 
Here is the Chattanooga YFD weekly Top 10 for Feb. 4 and beyond.  

#1  Pep Talk Radio - What Does a Library in 2014 Look LIke?

This Week: Corinne Hill-Public Library & Clarence Williams-Eastgate Senior Center.
 

Did you miss PEP Talk last night?? 

No worries. You can click here to download or listen.

This in not your parents old library anymore. Learn how they have become innovative, mixing old with new, along with programs for ages 1 day old to seniors! Plus, hear why the Eastgate Senior Center is the most popular center in the City! 

PEP Talk airs EVERY Monday from 7pm-8pm on Groove 93.5. Next week we hear from Public Education Foundation. 

 

 

 

#2  EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION REGISTRATION

Head Start Now Accepting Pre-Registration Applications at several locations.  
Early Childhood education is a vital key to making sure your child is ready for school. The City's Head Start program is a proven low-cost resource of early education in dozens of locations. 

Applications for all HS locations are being accepted at these sites:
Friday, February 7th. Daisy Head Start from 9am-1pm
9531 Ridge Trail Road, Soddy Daisy, TN. 

Thursday, February 20th. Clear Creek Church of Christ
from 5-7pm. 5612 Hixson Pike. 

Friday, February 21st. Avondale Head Start. 9am-1pm
2302 Ocoee Street, Chattanooga. 

Friday, February 28th. Cedar Hill Head Start. 9am-1pm.
4701 Divine Ave, Chattanooga. 

*Must have Proof of income, immunization records, birth certificate, and all documentation of a disability(if applicable).  

 

 

#3   FREE TAX PREPARATION

At Brainerd Complex & Greenwood Terrace. 

Why pay to have your taxes filed? If your family has a combined yearly income less than $51,000 you can have your taxes done free. 

 

Brainerd Complex: Every Mon/Wed/Thur from 4pm-7:30pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Call 643-6220

1010 North Moore Rd, Chattanooga. 

 

Greenwood Terrace-Monday, Feb. 7th from 9am-1pm. Call 495-0875 for more information.  

3056 Dee Dr. Chattanooga. More locations are available by calling 211. 

  

 

 

#4  FREE YOUTH BASEBALL/TEE-BALL SIGN UPS-GREAT FOR FAMILIES!

Coaches and Volunteers NEEDED 

Boys and Girls! Ages 3-12. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) sign ups are going on now at ALL Youth & Family Development Centers.New This year, TEE-BALL for ages 3-4! 

 

Sign up NOW through March 1st. 
Call Montrell for more information at 643-6058. 

 

Our baseball leagues are great for all youth with or without experience. RBI also provides a great opportunity to bond with your child through sports, while he/she understands the value of teamwork, and receives mentoring from staff and volunteers. 

 

Opening Day: March 22nd at Warner Park. 

 

 

 

#5  COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE LUNCH BREAKS

From our Friends at PEF.  $5(to pay for lunch).
Class available to provide knowledge about college to adults who work with or advise students on their journey to college (parents, guardians, mentors, coaches, counselors, etc.). 

The next class is resume writing and interview skills.  
Tuesday, February 11th at 100 East 10th street, 3rd floor from noon-1pm. For more info and full schedule, call 648-4443 or visit pefcattanooga.org

 

 

#6  TAKE A TRIP TO BIRMINGHAM

CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE 

Saturday February 22nd. For YOUTH and ADULTS. 

Join the Eastgate Senior Activity Center and help keep american history alive by sharing this experience with your family! This is a trip for ALL ages! This is a great way to teach a child about history, through your own message!

Transportation, meals, and entrance to the exhibit for a low price. 

 

Starting at $48 for 12-17 years old 
$54 for 18-64
$50 for 65 and up! 
For more information, stop by the Eastgate Senior Center in Eastgate Mall or call Clarence at 855-9444.  

 

 

#7  AQUATICS DIVISION'S TRI-AQUA-THON! 

Earn prizes & points for every time you hit the pool!

Don't get left behind in the Ironman Chattanooga Frenzy! Join our Tri-Aqua-Thon Incentive Program to earn prizes and awards. Starts February 17th! 

 

Earn points for prizes for every water fitness class, lap swim, or even free swim session! The event will be broken down into 3 "legs" or times. Feb 17-April 18th,April 21-July 25th, and July 28-Sept 26th. 

All classes held at Brainerd or South Chattanooga indoor pools. 

Call Peggy Grall at 697-1385 for more information.  

 

 

#8  THERAPEUTIC RECREATION FUNDRAISER!

February 11th-Flying Squirrel 

Come Learn more about Therapeutic Recreation and help support this popular program that has individuals of all abilities enjoying high adventure sports and social activities! 

10% of all sales will go back to our program. 
When: Feb 11th

Time: 5pm-close
Where: Flying Squirrel-55 Johnson Street
Who: Ages 21 and up.  

 

 

 

#9  CARVER PARK CLEAN UP

Saturday, Feb 22th at 600 N. Orchard Knob

Join Chattanooga Park Stewards, Chattanooga Youth & Family & Office of Multicultural Affairs for a little TLC of Carver Park, next to Carver Center. 
Groups will help paint, mulch, clean the creek area, and much more. 
Join us from 9am-Noon! Saturday February 22nd! Rain or Shine! For more information, call 580-9489. 

  


 
 

#10   FREE LITERACY PROGRAMS AT YOUR LOCAL YFD CENTER.

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. 

You can sign your 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. 

 


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