The one and only Kenny On ’15 writes in:
The North End Action Team (NEAT) mentoring program is recruiting guy mentors! The NEAT mentoring program is a program in which Wesleyan students are matched up with kids age 6 to 11 from the Middletown community to do fun things together such as go out for ice cream, do sports, watch movies, and much more. It is a program very similar to Big Brothers and Big Sisters except catered towards kids who could use a positive influence in their lives that reside in the North End of Middletown. The program is in need of guy mentors who can serve as role models!
The only requirements are that you like to spend time with kids and are regularly available for at least two hours on a weekly basis. Please feel free to contact with any questions.
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7
Dana Pellegrino ’12 says:
This Friday, November 2nd, is the first firstFriday talk of the year (say that two times fast). Join us for good conversation and delicious
refreshments as we listen to Lydia Brewster talk about her work with St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, a community soup kitchen.
Date: Friday, November 2
Place: Albritton Floor 3 Lounge
From Barbaralynn Moseman ’13:
Valentines Day Party for Mentors and Mentees in the NEAT Mentoring Program, featuring Sign Language Lessons, Crafts, Cookies and Games for the Kids and their Mentors
Date: Feb. 12
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Community Service House
Back in January of this year, Lifehacker featured a Wesleyan student’s dorm room as a great example of a workspace “working within the constraints of small spaces, crappy furniture, and more often than not a rather limited budget.” I saw this back then because I’m a daily Lifehacker reader (People who’ve been to my room can attest that I can be somewhat OCD), but for some reason it seemed to slip past Wesleying. An email about it would up in our “Did Not Post” folder and I can’t find any old posts about it. Now that Lifehacker’s brought it up again as one of their “Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010,” we might as well take a(nother) look at “The Cordless Dorm.”
Seemingly located in one of the Foss Hill dorms, Lifehacker reader tobobo did his best to create a clean, open workspace. Here are the highlights:
- All wires are out of sight.
- Ze used Ikea dioder strips to cast a cool glow behing the monitor.
- Everything that doesn’t need to be seen, including the laptop that the monitor is connected to, isn’t seen. It’s stowed away in the wide drawer.
Have a cool Wes workspace? Send it to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.
Angela Allan ’11: has info about how to get involved with the North End Action Team tomorrow:
The North End Action Team (NEAT) Mentoring Program pairs Wesleyan students with children from the North End. The pairs meet weekly to hang out, play games and have fun. If you’re interested in being a mentor, come to the info session!
- Date: Tomorrow, September 16
- Time: 4:00 – 4:30 PM
- Place: Center for Community Partnerships, 167 High Street
TOMORROW (sunday): North End PRIDE Day is organized by the North End Action Team (NEAT). Come help clean streets and make friends with some Middletown folks!
Meet at 10:30 am at the Usdan Courtyard to walk together, or join up at any part of the day (9-3) at the Erin Street Garden (walk past Washington on High Street until you hit Erin Street)
The North End Action Team (NEAT) is a neighborhood advocacy organization dedicated to the development of grassroots leadership in Middletown’s North End. For more info on NEAT, please visit http://www.neatmiddletown.org/