Cyber Cadets Summer Workshop Awarded $10,000 Development Grant from Digital Media and Learning Competition
Posted on Digital Media and Learning website - July 2013
Located in Philadelphia, Cyber Cadets Summer Workshop will offer a hands-on learning experience that will develop a population of middle school kids who are versed in positive online etiquette. Sixty children from 11 to 14 years of age in both of these afterschool programs will work online collaboratively to fight against cyber bullying in their communities. Participants from rival schools will join together for social face-to-face events that include team-building activities where youth are able to put anti-bullying efforts into real world practice. Participants will be informed about the dangers of cyber bullying and given a forum for developing strategies to combat it through an Internet campaign against cyber bullying in their communities.
Cyber Cadets Summer Workshop Runs at Summer Camps
at St. Martin de Porres & DePaul OST
July 2013 - August 2013
The intention of the Cyber Cadets Summer Workshop is to build a core group of middle school kids who will be devoted to spreading an anti-cyber bullying message to younger students and their peers in an effort to cause change within their communities. This process begins with first educating students in internet safety and then helping them develop strategies for combating cyber dangers, specifically in the area of cyber bullying which is a very realistic threat for many middle school students. Over the course of eight weeks, the Cyber Cadets Summer Workshop will guide middle school kids from two feuding afterschool programs through the phases of identifying the dangers of cyber-bullying, developing an anti-cyber bullying campaign, and becoming empowered to lead their schools and other afterschool programs in this anti-bullying effort; thus unifying these kids in a collaborative, community project.
Field Trip - "Meet and Greet" Barbecue
Middle School students attend a barbecue hosted by DePaul School OST program. At this event, students are introduced to the Cyber Cadet Summer Workshop.
Field Trip - iPlay America
Cyber Cadets put their anti-bullying skills into practice when they attended a field trip together to iPlay America.
Field Trip - Scavenger Hunt of Center City Philadelphia
Middle School students tour Center City Philadelphia and work together to solve scavenger hunt challenges.
Church-Run Youth Programs Win Grant for Effort to Stop Bullying
Posted on CatholicPhilly.com - July 2013
Two Out of School Time programs (OST) have won a $10,000 grant to support an anti-bullying campaign. The programs, run by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, serve 50 students in the summer camps at St. Martin de Porres in North Philadelphia and De Paul School in Germantown. The focus of the grant is to promote cyber safety by gathering youths from different neighborhoods and encouraging them to work together.
Field Trip - Dance Social @ Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center
Middle School students attend a Dance Social hosted by high school students enrolled in Catholic Social Services OST Programs' high school program.