To accomplish great tasks, you need tools.
While sweat and tears have built empires, children still need paper and pencils.
The SCSS Youth Gardening Project began in 2014 and has continued on through 2015 at the Center.
Children and youth learn about plants, horticulture, edible foods, pottery, nature, science and other gardening-related topics!
Out youth also learn ways that help them maintain and be proud of their community.
Self-esteem is very important, since this is what drives them to pick up habits that will make them feel accepted by their peers.
Here Sahra is leading a lesson on the spirit of leadership, ie. participating in positive community engagements like education, youth leadership, sports and culture performance.
What we do to engage our youth in cultural and leadership activities will have a great positive impact, since our main goal is to sustain youth projects that will produce great results and bring about long-term solutions for pressing social issues.
They will feel that they belong and are supported by their community members.
At SCSS, we fortify our community through the power of storytelling. We nurture this vital tool of community-building through youth storytelling coaches, teachers, artists, librarians, full-time storytellers, and other mentors who view storytelling as a indispensable and important art form.
We encourage student storytellers who want to learn more about the art and craft of the oral tradition.
Somali Community Services of Seattle is the place youth can come and make their shows that they care about it
The purpose of our Gardening Project is to support our youth through plant education, keep them engaged in school through hands-on learning, and affirm that they can count on their community for educational support.
By participating in our programs, our youth will gain important skills in leadership and develop life-affirming values that will help them integrate smoothly into US culture.
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