Take Ten Festival to be held on campus Thursday

Author: Shannon Chapla


Students from local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and community centers will visit the University of Notre Dame from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday (May 1) in the Stepan Center for a celebration of the Robinson Community Learning Centers (RCLC) Take Ten violence prevention initiative.

More than 400 area school children will attend the Take Ten Festival, which will include games and activities, refreshments, distribution of T-shirts and a performance by Notre Dames First Class Steppers.

An initiative of the RCLC, Take Ten encourages young people toTalk it out, walk it out, and wait it outas a means to resolve conflicts peacefully.The program reaches some 7,000 children at 14 schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and community centers through the assistance of more than 120 volunteers from Notre Dame and four other local colleges.

The RCLC is a community-driven education center sponsored by Notre Dame.In addition to the violence prevention initiative, the center offers a number of programs and activities sponsored by local agencies and organizations, including health education and screenings, GED and English-as-a-second-language classes, children’s programming, youth tutoring and after-school programs. It also features a Computer Teaching and Learning Center, which is equipped with 20 computers and provides instruction and Internet and e-mail access.

_ Contact: Ellen Kyes, project coordinator, Take Ten, 574-631-9424,_ " epaul@nd.edu ":mailto:epaul@nd.edu

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