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TYO partners with National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC

TYO is excited to announce a new partnership with the National Children’s Museum (NCM), based in Washington DC. The partnership is based on the organizations’ shared interest in engaging and empowering children. NCM, like TYO, offers educational and recreational activities for children and families that inspire curiosity, eagerness to connect with others, and drive to help, as they learn more about their world. Based on this common passion, we know that the TYO-NCM partnership will be productive and long-lasting! For now, our cooperation will include training of TYO staff and interns, particularly in NCM’s family literacy methods and materials. Our Continue reading…

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Thank You Right to Play!

On Monday, 27 April 2009 Right to Play led TYO staff and volunteers in a training on the incredible art of parachute play! It was an exhilarating day for all involved making the training a huge success!  While working on team building and communication skills, laughter and applause could be heard throughout the TYO Center.  A special thanks to Randa El Shila, Hasan Naseif, and Samer Jouba from Right to Play for their hard work and their dedication to the joys and importance of play and fun.  Right to Play and TYO have been working together since the spring of Continue reading…

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Photo of the Day: Parachute Training!!

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PHOTOs: Anatomy of Face Painting

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Congratulations Volunteers!!! / !!!!مبروك متطوعين

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization is very pleased to announce the stellar commitment our volunteers put forth during the Spring 2009 Session. Fifty volunteers from An Najah University averaged 60 hours each over the course of the ten-week session–for a grand total of 3,000 service hours! TYO extends many thanks to these young service-minded individuals for their generous contribution to their community and significant personal achievement! Congratulations Volunteers!! مبروك متطوعين Related posts:Midterm Impact Report, Summer 2009Call for Applications: Fall 2011 Internship!World Mental Health Day 2015

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The Many Victims of Domestic Violence

Group #1 participants working with TYO Health Teacher Ahmad Hanani. As our Spring 2009 Session came to a close last week, the Core Program teachers began gathering feedback from the children’s parents. In one day, the team called forty-one families. It was exciting and empowering to hear from these parents how we helped their children and how we have contributed to positive social change within the Nablusi community. After reading parent feedback from children in Group #1—the six years old group—I sensed that these children are exposed to physical abuse in their homes. In their classroom, these children display responses Continue reading…

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Overcoming Stress: Research and Reality

Most days, it is easy to forget about the stress and turmoil in which our participants live.  At the TYO Center, there is a certain level of organized chaos that staff and participants alike have come to thrive on. All the children know our teachers and our standards.  They function with (relative) autonomy, play freely and interact respectfully. Most importantly, they all have access to the same experiences and resources.  In their home environments, however, many of our participants contend with significant challenges: they are physically and verbally abused by family members, sleep in one-bedroom apartments with ten people, run Continue reading…

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Thanks to Craig of craigslist!

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization is hugely grateful to Craig Newmark, customer service rep and founder of craigslist, for today’s donation of $10,000! We also appreciate efforts by the Clinton Global Initiative and US-Palestine Partnership that helped Craig find us in his efforts to improve life in the West Bank through access to technology. The funds will be used to buy 9 updated, web-ready computers and necessary accessories for TYO’s computer lab in Nablus. This hardware will enable the most disadvantaged and marginalized children, youth and women in Nablus, Palestine to connect with old and new friends and resources beyond their city, Continue reading…

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Early childhood on NYT Op Ed page

As we break for lunch during a training on a holistic, child-centered approach to early childhood programs, I was thrilled to read Nicholas Kristof’s piece today, “How to Raise Our I.Q.”. He writes, “Professor Nisbett strongly advocates intensive early childhood education because of its proven ability to raise I.Q. and improve long-term outcomes. The Milwaukee Project, for example, took African-American children considered at risk for mental retardation and assigned them randomly either to a control group that received no help or to a group that enjoyed intensive day care and education from 6 months of age until they left to Continue reading…

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Summer surge!

TYO is eagerly preparing for Summer 2009, with 7 international interns, 2 volunteers and a film crew joining us to brighten the summer for Nabulsi children, youth and families! Continue reading