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"Beyond Measure" Documentary Film Screening
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

"Beyond Measure" Documentary Film Screening

Presented by Acton-Boxborough Family Network, with support from Acton-Boxborough United Way. 

In Race to Nowhere, director Vicki Abeles unveiled the dark side of America’s achievement culture. In her follow up documentary, Beyond Measure, Abeles travels to public schools across the country as they embark on a journey to transcend the limits of our outmoded, test-driven education system and create a more equitable, empowering, student-centered education culture from the ground up. By putting research and innovative models into practice, groundbreaking school communities are transforming how and what they teach. In chorus with experts including Sir Ken Robinson, Linda Darling-Hammond, Yong Zhao, Alison Gopnik, Jo Boaler and Daniel Pink, the change makers in Beyond Measure prove that both a new vision and a higher purpose are within reach for American education.

Tickets: $10 in advance online / $15 at door

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Questions?  Contact Michelle Shoemaker at fundraising@abfamily.org

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: "Prepare Your Home For Sale"

Two experienced Realtors ®, Frances Anderton and Leslie Hogan, will be presenting a class on how to get your home ready to put on the market.  Whether you will be selling in early 2016 or two years from now, this class will help you formulate a plan that will help ensure a successful sale in a competitive real estate market.  For more information please contact Frances Anderton at frances@andertonus.com  or Leslie Hogan at lesliehogan99@gmail.com  

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DPYS: Exploring ME through the Arts
Oct
6
4:30 PM16:30

DPYS: Exploring ME through the Arts

Exploring ME Through the Arts

14 Session Unit begins October 6th, 2015

This Fall, we will begin our 14 session program developed specifically for children in grades 6-8. Through activities and curriculum during each meeting, participants will get to explore some important and leading self-discovery questions: Who am I? What are the important times of my life? What are my strengths? What are the masks I wear?

In addition, participants will identify and develop their interests through visual arts, music, nature and animals, yoga and movement, drama, technology, and reading and writing. Participants will then have a chance to learn ways to share these strengths and interests to the world.

Sessions meet at Danny’s Place Youth Services on Tuesday afternoons beginning October 6, 2015.
10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/23, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 and 4/26.

 

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ABUW + DPYS: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

ABUW + DPYS: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

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Acton Boxborough Regional PTSO, Acton-Boxborough United Way and Danny’s Place Youth Services announce our 2015 featured speaker. Michelle Gielan, Positive Communication expert, will speak to the AB community on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7 PM in the ABRHS auditorium.

Michelle is a nationally renowned expert on the science of positive communication and the founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, as well as a former news anchor for CBS News. During this interactive presentation, Michelle will explain how each of us can broadcast happiness to inoculate our brain against stress and negativity, boost performance, create positive change at school and home, and make positive messages go viral. This presentation is geared to 7th to 12th grade students, parents/guardians and faculty.

Free (suggested donation of $5 per person to support community forums).

There will be a complimentary dessert reception in the West Commons immediately following the presentation.

http://www.abuw.org/index.php/en/my-account/news-review/141-michelle-gielan-abuw-jan-2015

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The Discovery Museums @ Danny's Place Youth Services: Zombie Science!
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Discovery Museums @ Danny's Place Youth Services: Zombie Science!

October 30th from 7pm–8:30pm at Danny’s Place Youth Services. Co-sponsored by The Discovery Museums.  Pre-Registration by October 24th.  

From DPYS:  "Experiment with some rotting materials and see what happens in zombie science. Create a creepy coffin with voices from the undead. Make your own horror film using augmented reality. These hands-on activities connect to Tumblehome Learning's Galactic Academy of Science's new book, "The Perilous Case of the Zombie Potion", and will be led by the author Pendred Noyce."

Instructor: Pendred Noyce - Author

Ages 11 to 15.

Please call 978-264-4200 x 19 for more information.

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U Project Kickoff Information Session
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

U Project Kickoff Information Session

Danny's Place Youth Services will host this info session to kickoff the 2014-15 U Project.

From DPYS: The U-Project is designed to provide unique opportunities for Acton/Boxborough high school students to develop leadership and life skills through engagement with the community on various projects and initiatives that they create, develop, implement, and manage from inception to completion. DPYS will provide submission packet, funding (up to $1,000), coaching and mentorship, and work space as needed.

For more information please visit DPYS's U Project.  

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