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Horizons for Youth Outing to Journey World

 

TAP-Chicago members will be pairing up with children from Horizons for Youth (grades K-7) as they explore the miniature city and explore a variety of careers by role-playing.

 

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Recap: Urban Farming at Chicago Lights

TAP-Chicago would like to thank all of you who came out to the urban farming event at Chicago Lights last Saturday! We had an awesome tour of the farm grounds, watered plants, harvested tomatoes and green beans, helped with composting, and even discovered what a worm egg looks like! Below are some pictures to share with you in case you missed out.

Laura Lynn, one of the farm staff members, giving us a tour of the grounds.

There are vegetable plots not only for their farm stand but also for summer camp kids and neighbors in the community, a green house under construction, and enormous compost bins.


We helped with watering.

We harvested,

gathered tons of beans,

and helped with composting.

Worm pie, anyone?

It was work, but it was fun.

To thank our members for participating, we had a drawing for the gift certificate to Chilam Balam, a delicious Mexican small-plates restaurant in Lakeview and a strong supporter of sustainable agriculture and local farmers. Congrats to Jay for winning. We hope you enjoy the hard-earned meal!

Special thanks to Henry Y. So and Autumn Chim for organizing this event, to everyone who came out, and of course, to Chicago Lights for teaching us so much and spending time with us.

Please join us for our next community service event at the Asian Youth Services on September 15, 11:00am – 2:00pm, where we’ll be tutoring, mentoring, playing basketball, etc., for at-risk youth!

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TAP-Chicago Volunteering at Asian Youth Services

Join TAP-Chicago for a day of volunteer work with the children at Asian Youth Services (AYS), a non-profit organization that supports low-income children and youth. Volunteers will be paired up with children from AYS and do anything from helping with homework and developing reading skills to playing basketball and socializing. While the responsibilities are flexible and can be tailored to the volunteer, this is an opportunity to spend quality time with at-risk youth who may otherwise have limited exposure with positive role models and to support an underfunded local non-profit.

Originally founded to support children of South East Asian refugees families escaping from genocide or oppression, AYS has now expanded to serve children from all low-income families in the Albany Park neighborhood. AYS only has 1 full-time employee and relies on volunteers like us to provide essential services to children, so your time this day will be greatly appreciated by the community and the children.

Requirements: All volunteers MUST arrive on time at 11:00am for orientation

Cost: Free. But please pre-register on WePay so we know how many volunteers we have.

Getting There:
1. Ample street parking
2. 8 min walk from CTA Brown Line – Rockwell

Questions? Email or call
Henry So 607.279.9528 | henry@tapchicago.org
Autumn Chim 773.677.1715 | autumn@tapchicago.org

More about Asian Youth Services: http://www.asianyouthservices.org/

[Photo courtesey of Asian Youth Services (AYS)]

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