The levelUP Youth Leadership Conference has gone virtual this summer. Instead of our usual two full days of fun and workshops, we will have a variety of 30 minute to 1 hour programs each day for the entire last week of July. These programs will be available to be taken in curated groups or individually.
Oh the Places We’ll Go: Life After High School
Are you anxious, excited, or curious about what life's like after high school? Come hear about the varied experiences from recent high school graduates. The panel will consist of alumni from Pasadena Public Library's Teen Advisory Board. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup to participate and get a reminder, or view the live stream at youtube.com/user/pasadenalibrary. Recommended for teens, but all ages are welcome.
Saturday, July 25 • 4 p.m. • Zoom
Don't miss out on free yoga sessions. Attend one session, or all three. Times are hard. This 30 minute yoga session will be instructed by a professional with techniques to de-stress and stay mentally healthy. While supplies last, a free yoga mat will be provided for pick-up with proof of registration. For teens and young adults (ages 12-25). Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup or in the links below.
Join this session to learn about how the human reproductive system works and how to care for our bodies! We will tackle some common misconceptions and myths, and reflect on the importance of using accurate vocabulary to describe bodies and how they work. For teens only. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Monday, July 27 • 11 a.m. • Zoom
Pantry Raid: Fun in the Kitchen
Under the guidance of a culinary instructor, students would be cooking from their home and utilizing what they have on hand. Basic cooking techniques will be covered with a focus on flavor. The first lesson will end with a challenge for participants to create something on their own and then share their creations the next day. Students should have access to a kitchen and permission to use it. This is a two part workshop. Participants must attend both sessions. For teens only. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Monday & Tuesday, July 27-28 • 1 p.m. • Zoom
Job Jitters: Helping You Score That First Job! Are you dreading an upcoming job interview? What if they ask you a hard question? Is your interview outfit too casual? Does your resume match your personality? If you have any of these questions floating around in your head, or you're looking for a summer job, or just wanting to score an internship to further your work experience, join this peer-led workshop! We'll share some tips, tricks, and tutorials from fellow peers that work at the Pasadena Public Health Department. They'll share what they learned in order to get that job. This is a 45 minute workshop followed by Q&A. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Monday, July 27 • 2 p.m. • Zoom
YA Book Club -- Mental Health Discussion
Join us for a mental health discussion based on the book CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman. Reading the book is not required to attend the meeting, but you'll get a fuller discussion experience if you read the book. For teens only. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Monday, July 27• 4 p.m. • Zoom
To get a copy of the book for free, you can register for Summer Reading and select "Challenger Deep" as your registration prize. Or you can borrow ebooks and audiobooks with your library card online for free!
What You Should Know About STDs
Join this session to learn the basics of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), how they spread, and how they can can be prevented. For teens only. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Tuesday, July 28 • 11 a.m. • Zoom
Trauma Resilience for Young Adults
Come learn about adversity, stress, and managing burn- out. This workshop is set to provide a safe space for youth to discuss how to build your own resilience. Learn skills to help you manage stress as well as not burning out of higher education. This workshop is being offered by the Innovation (INN) 2 Developing Trauma Resilient Communities through Community Capacity Building. For teens and adults. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Tuesday, July 28 • 2 p.m. • Zoom
My City, My Story: Sustainability & Social Justice
Join us in our session to discuss what we can all do to be more environmentally friendly. We will learn about transportation and sustainability through the lens of health and social justice. And you'll be able to create your own vision of the streets you want to see in your community! For teens only. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Tuesday, July 28 • 3 p.m. • Zoom
All About Birth Control
Ever wondered how birth control works? Join us to find out! We will discuss a variety of contraceptive methods and their pros and cons. Overview of all FDA-approved birth control methods, including emergency contraception. This workshop addresses behavioral, barrier, and hormonal methods including how the methods work, how they are administered, their effectiveness, and the possible benefits or side effects of each method. For teens only. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Wednesday, July 29 • 11 a.m. • Zoom
Show Me the $$$ (Paying 4 College)
You can afford college if you plan. College Access Plan will show you how to find money to help pay for college. For teens and adults. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Wednesday, July 29 • 1:30 p.m. • Zoom
Join us for a discussion about assigned sex at birth, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, and the harm of negative gender stereotypes. Overall, participants will reflect on health and social disparities that affect the LGBTQ+ community, discuss strategies for being an effective ally, discuss how LGBTQ students can seek support, and recognize that everyone deserves to be treated with respect. For teens only. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Thursday, July 30 • 11 a.m. • Zoom
Another world is possible!: How to Engage in Community Activism and Grassroots Organizing
The #blacklivesmatter movement has shown the world what justice and liberation look like. From the streets to schools, and from cities across the US to the whole world, people are re-imagining and collectively building communities that center justice from the ground up. What does justice mean in a city like Pasadena? What does community building and organizing look like? How can you be a part of the movement? Join Pasadena organizers/ activists as they discuss what organizing and social justice in Pasadena means, how to achieve it, and where we go from here. For all ages.
We will work together to describe the qualities, skills, conversations, and decisions that help build and sustain healthy romantic relationships. This includes discussing boundaries, consent, shared responsibility, and negotiating safer sex. This session includes skill-building around developing healthy relationship that are based on mutual respect and affection, and a free from violence, coercion, and intimidation. For teens only. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Friday, July 31• 12:30 p.m. • Zoom
levelUP Finale: How the youth leveled up this summer
Join us for the annual levelUP Youth Conference wrap up. Learn about volunteer and other opportunities for youth and see the various projects teens worked on during the workshops. All ages are welcome to view the showcase! Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup to participate and get a reminder, or view the live stream at youtube.com/pasadenalibrary.
Saturday, August 8 • 2 p.m. • Zoom
The registration form for the levelUP Finale is the same registration form for the swag bag (as supplies last)--for the first 100 teen registrants who have committed to at least 3 levelUP workshops. The bag includes a notebook, pens, and other cool stuff from our partners.
How to Tell Your Own Story
a special workshop series with Pasadena Media
How to Tell Your Own Story - Day 1: Storytelling with Video
Pasadena Media producers will share how to develop and structures a powerful story through video. Components will include: development of plot/story, identification of message/action, visualizing and diagramming scenes, storyboarding, and other components of an effective video.
Wednesday, July 29 • 1 p.m. • Zoom
How to Tell Your Own Story - Day 2: Camera/Production Techniques
Pasadena Media producers will share how to use a video camera (or smart phone) to tell a story. The following aspects of video production will be covered: how to operate the camera, how to manage sound quality, lighting issues, formatting of video, framing concepts, use of ‘B roll’, ways to enhance production value, and related topics.
Thursday, July 30 • 1 p.m. • Zoom
How to Tell Your Own Story - Day 3: Uncovering Your Story
Leaders from Day One, Adelante Youth Alliance and the Pasadena Library will help students develop some of the following themes and ideas for their videos: What are you passionate about? What story do you want to share with the world? Why is it important to you? How do you feel about it? How can you tell it effectively? What are the key elements to a powerful story? What will capture your audience’s attention?
Friday, July 31 • 2 p.m. • Zoom
How to Tell Your Own Story - Day 4: How to Bring it All Together
With the video that students have made since the last session, Pasadena Media producers will discuss editing processes and final structural techniques that are necessary to finish an impactful and well-produced video. Students will work with instructors to edit their piece to an appropriate length that grabs the viewer’s attention and motivates her to take action. The workshop will also include instructions on how to upload final videos to Pasadena Media’s web site/web portal so that students are able to participate in the compilation video of ‘teen stories’
Thursday, August 6 • 1 p.m. • Zoom
To sign up for the "How to Tell Your Own Story" Pasadena Media workshops, please contact your youth group leader at one of the partnership organizations listed below. You must attend all four workshops.
For Library participants, contact Jane Gov at firstname.lastname@example.org