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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.


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

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