Community Resources – a posting here indicate neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.

These resources are listed as a service to the King community.Please note that a posting or reference here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.

 

Black Girls CODE

Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching girls ages 7–17 from underrepresented communities about computer programming and digital technology. Their mission is to empower and mentor young women of color by highlighting the achievements of women in technology and thereby encourage them to embrace the tech marketplace as builders and creators. http://www.blackgirlscode.com/

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)

 

Parent Education Program

Our Parent Education Program at Ann Martin Center strengthens parent-child-family relationships by addressing parenting concerns about their child’s emotional, behavioral, and academic development. With an emphasis on prevention and early intervention, our workshops provide vital support, skills, and tools that promote positive parenting.

Workshops are FREE unless noted otherwise.

Location & Parking: 1375 55th Street, Emeryville, CA. Our clinic is four blocks west of San Pablo Avenue and two blocks south of Powell Street.

For more information please go to http://www.annmartin.org/parent-education

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


KidsRise

KidsRise is designed to give kids 10-17 a voice in the debate over our country’s future.  Each kid will write one or two sentences on a card about how they feel, right now.  Causes or concerns, celebrations or fears, all are welcome.  Put-downs, name calling, and hatred are not.  I will take a portrait of each kid, holding their handwritten message.

These photos will be posted on the KidsRise.org website.  Each photo will be tagged with the year that kid will be eligible to vote. Their words will reach all levels of government, as a reminder of the concerns of the next generation of voters.  Their words will also reach each other.  Kids from very different backgrounds should know that they share each other’s concerns.

These photos are only the beginning.  KidsRise will assist kids in identifying the causes they care about, collaborating with others to develop plans of action, and instituting real change in their communities.

Here is a link to the website:www.kidsrise.org

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


 

The Y-Scholars Program (for all incoming highschool freshman)

The Y-Scholars Program is an after-school program that works with first-generation or low-income student in grades 9-12, preparing them to pursue higher education through career exploration and academic achievement. Services include: weekly workshops covering topics ranging from study skills to college exploration, mentoring, after-school tutoring, SAT preparatory classes, college tours, social events, and much more. And the best part – the program is free! You can pick up and drop off the Y-Scholars Application at the Teen Center or download it at  apply.yscholars.org .
The YMCA-PG&E Teen Center is located at 2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, just a street away from Berkeley High. For more details, contact Jose Herrera Cruz at 510 542 2130 or jcruz@ymca-cba.org. Asistencia disponible en Español.

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


Classroom Matters

Classroom Matters offers several services designed to support your child and your family.

Tutoring, After school programs, supervised study and a Summer Intensive Writing Program

For more information or to register, please visit www.classroommatters.com.

 

Local Summer Camps

Visit the site of this local group for information and reviews of local summer camps: http://www.activityhero.com/in/berkeley-ca

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


Stepping Stones Coming-of-Age Program

Is your child ready to face adolescence? Stepping Stones Project provides a a mentored 2-3 year Coming of Age Program for 6th and 7th grade middle school boys and girls.  The group offers healthy guidance toward building confidence, self-esteem, and the capacity to engage in meaningful relationships with peers, family, community, and nature.

The curriculum provides the four elements traditional cultures saw as key to preparing for adolescence:

  • mentoring by a non-parent adult
  • a positive sense of self within a group
  • a grounded relationship with nature
  • personal code of honor

You can find out more info on the website: steppingstonesproject.org

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


Berkeley Youth Alternatives Workshops

Berkeley Youth Alternatives is a community based organization. Their vision is to provide a secure and nurturing environment for all the children, youth, and families of our community.  Click here for a list of activities.

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


Discount Tickets to Aurora Theatre for Middle School Families

On our website, www.auroratheatre.org, you’ll find much more information about the upcoming shows

Know that the Aurora Theatre Company’s commitment to education and life-long learning is central to our mission and our artistic work.  Discounted tickets are available. For more information about discount tickets and policies, please contact the Box Office at 510.843.4822 or stop by during regular Box Office hours.

We hope you will consider a night out during our exciting season.  Plan to come sometime to Aurora Theatre Company, the ultimate in intimate theater in the Bay Area.

See you in the theater.

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


Berkeley Lacrosse Club

Berkeley Lacrosse Club prepares girls and boys for the Berkeley High lacrosse teams with fall, spring and summer programs.  Fall Ball is Sunday afternoons starting in mid-September.  Signups for the competitive spring season start in October, with the season running February 1 – mid May.  Students of all skill levels are encouraged to come learn a new sport.  Scholarships, gear rental and carpools from King are available to keep the game accessible for all.  Contact info@berkeleylacrosse.org  or visit www.berkeleylacrosse.org  for more info.

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


Albany Little League New Challengers Division

Albany Little League (ALL) is introducing a Challenger Program for the 2013 spring baseball season. The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for mentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.

Playing on the ALL fields, Challenger Division players have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and just plain having fun!

There is no cost to the players. Parents and guardians are asked to participate as “Buddies” whenever possible. There is no deadline for registration, and all players will be given a jersey and a team hat!

The first game of the season is Sunday, March 9, 2013. All games will be held on Sundays at 2:00 pm at home and on fields throughout the District, including Alameda, Antioch, Clayton Valley, Concord American, Continental, East County, Lafayette, Martinez, North Oakland, Pinole/Hercules, Pittsburg (National), Richmond, South Oakland, and Walnut Creek!

Those who join the ALL teams will also get to participate in 2012 District Little League Jamboree, scheduled for April 29 at Heather Farms Park and a SF Giants Challengers Day (date TBA)!

For information on how to sign up or to contact us with additional questions, please visit the Albany Little League website: http://www.albanylittleleague.org/.

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


VISIONS

VISIONS programs are service projects and meaningful cultural immersion with the goal of developing global-minded citizens. VISIONS Service Adventures 
Read more about some of the common ingredients and benefits of VISIONS programs.
406.551.4423

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


Writopia Lab

Writopia Lab is a nonprofit whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing–and we are now in Rockridge!
We offer year-round workshops in fiction, playwriting, poetry, graphic novels, and more for kids and teens ages 8 to 18. All of our workshops have a maximum of seven students and are led by a published author or produced playwright who has been fully trained in our student-driven methodology. We offer an honor-based sliding scale fee system for families and offer full aid to 20% of our writers.
Check out our website at http://www.writopialab.org for reviews, our mission statement, and our history. And for more information, email: registerbayarea@writopialab.org .

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


Other information

 

Agency Services Contact info. Notes
Family Paths 24 hour hotline for parents and caregivers; counseling services at clinic or school or home; respite child care; parenting classes 510-893-5444
Hotline: 800-829-3777

website

Clinicians can come to IEP and other school meetings.
ACCESS Provides referrals to MediCal services 1-800-491-9099
Mobile Crisis (Berkeley
Mental Health)
Crisis intervention, suicide assessments, psychiatric hospitalization consultation 510-981-5254

website

Available daily from 10:30 am to 11:00 pm
Social services referrals Trained operators provide local referrals for a variety of social service needs 211
Berkeley Youth Alternative After school program that includes counseling 510-849-1408

website

Berkeley Mental Health Family, youth, and children’s services providing counseling to Berkeley residents 510-981-5280

website

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Counseling (sliding scale and MediCal); job search assistance 510-704-7475

website

Psychology Clinic at UC Berkeley Counseling and assessment 510-642-2055

website

Circle of Care Grief counseling 510-531-7551

website

Kid’s Turn Support groups for divorcing families 1-800-392-9239

website

211 Telephone referrals tosocial service agencies 211
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County Hotlines, groups, suicide prevention, and intervention Hotline: 1-800-309-2131

website

Children’s Vision First Eyeglasses and exams 415-561-7793 School personnel fill out form to refer students for free glasses.
Berkeley Police Department Gang specialists providing prevention training and working with kids in small or large groups. 510-981-5772
Victims of Crime Pays for legal, medical, and mental health services for victims of crime 800-777-9229
info@vcgcb.ca.gov
City of Berkeley Tobacco Education Educators will come talk to youth. Offer games and prizes 510-981-5330
 

 

 

 

 (Information listed here indicates neither endorsement of nor sponsorship by King Middle School or King PTA.)


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