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Give in May!

Give In May is an opportunity for our communities to come together in the face of crisis and use the power of generosity to generate hope and healing. More than ever, especially in this pandemic, we are ensuring that our members can access community care through holistic leadership development programming that includes culturally relevant, social-emotional, and academic support. The guidance, political education, and leadership opportunities that youth receive now determine how our communities will rise up from this moment and beyond.

#GiveInMay #APAHM #LikeALotusWeRise

13th Annual Yellow Lounge- We Love, Believe & Care!

Celebrate summer time in the LBC at KGA’s 13th Annual Yellow Lounge on Saturday, August 3, 2019!

One of our favorite times in the year is gathering our community together to support and celebrate youth power, culture, and talent!

This summer, we invite you to our 13th Annual Yellow Lounge: WeLBC- which is all about showing the young people in our lives that WeLove, Believe, and Care about their well-being and future!

Through storytelling, art, and performances learn how youth leaders are fighting for our future and empowering our City to establish the first- ever Fund for Long Beach Children and Youth & so much more!

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER TODAY!

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Roosevelt Elementary
1574 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

Doors Open: 4 PM
Youth Performances: 5 PM- 7 PM
Free Parking on site

Yellow Lounge is a free event with an optional sliding-scale donation!

 

SOI- Summer Organizing Institute Begins

KGA’s Summer Organizing Institute (SOI) is an intensive 3-week program that develops community organizing skills, sharpens political education, and strengthens the sisterhood and brotherhood of youth leaders who are ready to take action and create change in Long Beach!

Applicants who were accepted into SOI, please note that we will meet every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2pm- 6pm.  SOI starts on Tuesday, July 8th and ends on Tuesday July 29th.

KGA will coordinate pick- ups from your home or school at 1pm.

Snacks and lunch are provided.  Because this is an intensive program, attendance and active participation is mandatory.  Please notify program staff for any emergency or schedule change.  Stipends will be awarded at the completion of the program.

 

KGA's Bowl-a-thon is a way to show off your bowling skills while raising funds to fight for better school policies, community health, and social justice in Long Beach!

KGA Bowl-a-Thon

Khmer Girls in Action (KGA) 2014 Bowl-a-Thon is a way to show off your bowling skills while raising funds to fight for better school policies, community health, and social justice in Long Beach! The Bowl-a-Thon will take place on:

Saturday, March 8, 2014
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Cal Bowl, 2500 E Carson St, Lakewood, CA

All you have to do is create a team of 5 people, register, ask for sponsors, and show up! The bowl-a-thon is also an effort to raise money for KGA. Our goal is to raise $3,000 through our first bowl-a-thon! If each team member reaches out to friends, family, and colleagues to find at least 5 sponsors who will support Khmer Girls in Action, you can help us reach our goal!

How do I create a team?
To create a team, gather 5 friends and send in your team registration form to KGA. If you are interested in joining a team, or need 1-2 other team members, email us at kgabowlathon@gmail.com and we’ll help you team up with other interested individuals!
KGA Bowl-a-Thon Registration Form

The cost to register is:
Youth Team: $100 (or $20 per person)
Adult Team: $250 (or $50 per person)

How do I ask for sponsors?
After registration, you can start raising funds by creating your very own pledge page. Go to: http://www.crowdrise.com/kga2014bowl-a-thon and click on the “Fundraise for this Campaign” link. If you sign in with your Facebook account, it makes it even easier to get pledges and recruit sponsors online.

For more information, call 562-986-9415 or email kgabowlathon@gmail.com

 

Wellness Week Events

Wellness Week

We all deserve to be well!

Khmer Girls In Action will host a week-long event across Poly, Wilson, Cabrillo and Jordan High Schools to educate, excite and engage our community in being healthy and well! Wellness Week is an opportunity to connect students to information, resources and skills to support their physical, emotional, and mental health. Throughout the week there will be after-school workshops, lunch-time rallies, a self-love selfie contest and a health fair.

February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, and KGA’s Wellness Week is part of the Youth at the CORE Campaign to establish wellness centers at Long Beach high schools.  When a student’s physical, mental, and emotional health needs are met, it makes it easier to attend school, focus in the classroom and succeed academically.  School-based wellness centers provide preventative care, health education, support services and connect students to resources so that they can be healthy and thrive!

Wellness Week takes place Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21, 2014
Stay tuned for updates on events and activities!

Poly High School

See the flyer above for events at Poly High School!

Jordan High School

  • Restorative Justice Workshop after school on Tuesday, 2/18, at Jordan in WRAP Room 502

Cabrillo High School

  • Music and wellness tables in the quad area during lunchtime on Wednesday, 2/19
  • Healthy Relationships Workshop after school on Wednesday, 2/19, at Cabrillo in Room 1603

Wilson High School

  • Club YOLB lunchtime event on Wednesday, 2/19  – stay tuned for updates!

Self-Love Selfie Contest

Post a selfie on instagram that shows how you take care of your wellness. Tag @kgalongbeach, and hashtag #wellnessweek #selfloveselfie. Each time you post a selfie, KGA will enter you in a raffle to win a fabulous self-care package! Show yourself the love, and KGA will show you some love! Post a photo between Valentine’s Day 2/14 and Friday 2/21 and KGA will announce a winner the following Monday!

Wellness Week Flyer

ESM Rally for School Discipline Resolution

LBUSD Votes to Improve Discipline and Keep Kids In School

A Victory for the Every Student Matters Campaign!

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, the Long Beach Unified School District passed a resolution to promote positive alternatives to exclusionary school discipline by a unanimous vote.  The resolution urges LBUSD schools to provide alternatives to suspensions and expulsions by expanding Restorative Justice programs that support all students in becoming healthy, thriving adults.

“Restorative Justice allows a student to see the larger picture of his/her defiance,” said Barbara Lindholm, Principal at Reid High School. “We aren’t interested in ‘punishment.’ Rather, we want to inculcate the values of empathy, orderliness, and manners in students – lifelong lessons which they will use in future arenas.”  A student from Poly High School and a leader from Khmer Girls in Action, Malachy Keo, echoed Principal Lindholm adding, “I’ve had disagreements with teachers before.  Restorative Justice practices would have helped me and my teachers see each other’s point of view and build better relationships.”

As the majority of students in Los Angeles County, young people of color have a vital role to play in making our neighborhoods safer, our economy stronger and steering our city and state towards success. Yet low income and young men of color have the lowest life expectancy rates, highest unemployment rates, fewest high school and college graduates and most murder victims of any demographic group in the county. This reality starts in school policies that unfairly target students of color for suspensions which ultimately lead to truancy and drop-outs.

“This vote is an important first step in our effort to ensure that every student has an opportunity to thrive,” said Kafi D. Blumenfield, President and CEO of Liberty Hill Foundation.  “Passage of this resolution signals that Long Beach truly wants all students to lead healthy, successful lives.”

Long Beach Schools Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser put forth the resolution which promotes disciplinary policies that are equitable, fair, focus on prevention, and provide an opportunity for students to learn from their mistakes. “I applauded the Superintendent and School Board for taking the right step forward,” said Delisa King, a parent of LBUSD high school students.  “I hope the district will work with our community of parents, students and advocates on implementing school discipline reforms.”

“Long Beach Unified has always been about change and improvement and this has been a part of everything we do,” said Citlali Hernandez, Senior at Wilson High School and a student leader at Californians for Justice.  “This resolution is no exception.  I look forward to working with the District to make sure that every student feels that they matter.”

About the Every Student Matters Campaign
Every Student Matters (ESM) is the first student-led policy advocacy campaign organized by the Building Healthy Communities Youth Committee. We seek to foster school discipline practices that address the root causes of behavioral issues, restore justice, and put students on a path to success.  Every Student Matters is a campaign of the Brothers Sons Selves initiative at Liberty Hill Foundation. Brothers Sons Selves is a coalition of L.A. County community organizations working towards a common agenda to improve the lives of young men and was created in partnership with The California Endowment.

LBUSD Board of Education Meeting & Every Student Matters Rally

On Tuesday, October 8th the LBUSD Board of Education will introduce a resolution on student discipline that includes support for proactive approaches, such as Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions and Restorative Justice! Positive school discipline reform is one of the target changes for the Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach community action plan, and the focus of the Every Student Matters campaign. We invite you to attend and show your support!

What: LBUSD Board of Education Meeting
Why: The Board of Education will introduce a resolution on student discipline
When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Rally at 4:00pm and Meeting at 5:00pm
Where: Long Beach Unified School District Administration Building, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach

ESM Rally Flyer
The Every Student Matters (ESM) Campaign is the first student-led policy advocacy campaign being organized by the BHC Youth Committee. The ESM campaign is focused in promoting practices, policies, and programs in the Long Beach Unified School District that helps students stay in school and graduate on time. The campaign seeks to work in partnership with LBUSD leaders, educators, parents and students to promote a positive school climate and proactive alternatives to punitive exclusionary discipline practices that currently remove students from the classroom and school. We seek to foster school discipline practices that address the root causes of behavioral issues, restore justice, and put students on a path to success.

If you’re under 18 and planning on attending tomorrow’s rally and meeting, please print out, sign and bring this permission slip with you!
LBUSD Meeting Permission Slip