Representatives of the ACYC were able to sit down with Arcadia High School's principal Ms. Dillman and discuss issues at the high school and possible solutions. Thanks to this amazing opportunity, we were able to provide feedback on several topics such as more pad dispensers in restrooms, recurring thefts on campus, and ways to promote art appreciation among students!
Members of the ACYC attended Arcadia Unified's Local Control and Accountability Plans and Local Control Funding Formula meeting, in which they were able to provide the youth's feedback for the district's improvement. They provided input on mental health in the high school, teacher accountability, as well as ways to increase parent and student engagement.
On Halloween, our members volunteered at the annual Downtown Halloween Haunting! We helped at the Historical Society's crafts booth and also handed out toys and candy to kids. Hundreds of families showed up in costumes, filling the air with festivity. What a great way to spend Halloween!
To celebrate the Fourth of July, the ACYC volunteered at the Patriotic Festival held on First Avenue. At this event, we taught kids how to make their own DIY torches, which represented the Statue of Liberty. We also provided fun connect-the-dots coloring pages to draw on! Our members enjoyed their time helping out in this event and interacting with the kids. Thank you to the Arcadia Historical Society for hosting our booth!
In addition, the ACYC hosted its annual History Day at the Arcadia Public Library. At this event, we were able to educate children about our city's history through fun activities. They were able to learn fun facts by reading the feathers of our crafted peacock, color pictures related to Arcadia's History, and many more!
On May 19th, the ACYC was invited to help out at Carol Libby's Annual Garden Tea Party. We helped set up tables, hand out raffle prizes, and learned about the history of Arcadia! We were able to meet several important figures such as the mayor and many others. We had a great time bonding with each other eating salmon sandwiches and listening to beautiful violin music. Thank you Carol Libby for hosting this amazing event!
The ACYC had their own booth at the Job & Internship Fair at Arcadia High School! We handed out brochures, informed students of our purpose, and encouraged several to apply. Overall, it was a very successful event and our members had a great time. Thank you to the Arcadia HS College and Career Center and the Arcadia Educational Foundation for hosting this event!
For our positivity project, the ACYC set up a miniature Christmas tree in the library of Arcadia High School with cute messages and photos. Go check it out!
ACYC had an up-cycling project where normal everyday items are reused instead of thrown away. We painted on shoe boxes and made tote bags out of old shirts!
A few members assisted the Arcadia Historical Society at the Downtown Arcadia Halloween Harvest Festival with an Arts & Crafts booth! At this booth, we taught children how to make peacock fans and bookmarks.
On June 16, 2018, the ACYC volunteered at the face painting booth for the K-9's and Cops event hosted by the Arcadia Police Foundation. We painted colorful paw prints on children's faces and had a blast working together. This is only the start of a great Father's Day weekend! Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful fathers!
Later on, the ACYC hosted its very own event at the Arcadia Public Library: History Day! At this event, we educated children about the history of Arcadia through fun activities and games. Children had the chance to pin peacock feathers on a paper peacock, trade beads for candy, throw bean bags to answer trivia questions, match pictures of Arcadia's past with facts, and color peacocks in the crafts booth! Parents took pictures as their kids had a blast learning about the city they reside in.
In the spring of 2018, ACYC was invited to help volunteer at a tea party hosted by Carol Libby, a member of the Friends of the Arcadia Historical Society. We had a wonderful time meeting the important people that represent Arcadia and serving the wonderful guests!
Every month, the historians will upload a summary detailing the ACYC's many operations, including campaigns, volunteer events, side projects, and other things that come up during the month.