Join Pelham high schoolers for an evening of mini golf! Meet us at Fun Fuzion in New Rochelle at 6pm for a teen-only event!
Exciting News! The Pelham Together Summer Internship Program is underway! Seventeen Pelham youth participated in a leadership training week facilitated by youth development expert and trainer, Daniel Horgan, that ended on Friday, July 27th. Students ranging in age from 14 – 18 spent time getting to know one another through interactive activities, games, problem-solving challenges, and discussions. Each day was based on a theme, including self-awareness, relationship-building, goal-setting, and creative and critical thinking. Check out some pics below!
Interns have all been placed in a variety of businesses and civic and non-profit organizations in and around Pelham to complete 30 hours of project work over the next 3 weeks. Stay tuned for an update on their experiences!
Every Friday over the course of their internship, Pelham Together interns will gather from 1-3pm for a workshop luncheon at Huguenot Library. They will share what they are working on, and move forward on finalizing a youth agenda of events, activities, and service projects for the coming year. Any Pelham teen is welcome to join us for community service hours during that time. Come find out about the intern projects, help plan teen events, and enjoy getting to know new people over pizza! Contact Danielle Marrero at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Blind Puzzles: Interns worked in groups of 4 to see who could complete the puzzle in the fastest time with two of their teammates blindfolded.
Cup Towers: Working in two teams, the groups raced the clock to see which team could build the highest cup tower using only rubber bands to move the cups.
Current PMHS students invited to a night of pizza, Kan Jam, and conversation with PMHS Alumni. Local youth group will get together to talk about upcoming college plans, ask questions, and enjoy some time to unwind together. This evening will be hosted at the Morrel’s home on 419 Third Avenue. Please text your RSVP to 914-500-5907.
The second annual Field Fest went off with a bang on Saturday, May 19th at the Pelham Middle School Gym.
Over 100 people came to experience the musical talent Pelham teens had to offer as well as to enjoy an array of treats such as walking tacos, popcorn, cotton candy and baked goods with Walter’s Hot Dog truck parked outside.
Audiences were gathered in anticipation for the performances of bands like Peak Foliage, Bandanas, Berlin Express, Afterburners and Radio Waves and others participated in games such as giant Jenga, Kan Jam, and other fun activities. Despite not occurring outside as initially planned due to rain, Field Fest was still a huge success as it attracted teens from all grade levels.
The music sets were seamlessly strung together by the highly talented Mark Sidgewick acting as master of ceremonies, making the music the centerpiece of this year’s Field Fest. For many of these student bands, it was their last high school performance as some of their members are seniors and headed off to college this summer.
Pelham LOFT—a group of Pelham teens who organize events and activities in town to increase the social options for their peers—was responsible for planning and hosting the event for the second year in a row, with plans for it to continue in the future.
The event also would not have been possible if it was not for the help of Pelham School Facilities staff for their help in setting and cleaning up (despite the rain), the Pelham Civic Association for their financial support to include a high-quality sound system, and Mark Sidgewick for his tireless efforts and encouragement of the students’ musical talents.
Pelham LOFT invites any teen interested in planning and hosting Field Fest and other teen events to join the Youth Leadership Council at pelhamloft.org or reach out to Danielle Marrero at email@example.com.
Be a part of bringing events to Pelham that other teens want to attend….friends, music, food, options.
Written by Katy Hart