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What are you doing this summer?

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer plans, especially to keep your mind from of the coldness outside.  I’m on the email list for Pittsburgh Cares, a local organization that aims to centralize volunteer opportunities around the region.

It turns out they also partner with the United Way and Pittsburgh Public Schools for something called the Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy, and now, this summer, will hold a Summer Dreamers Academy for 9th and 10th graders in Allegheny County.  The camp is  described as a mix of  “volunteer opportunities, leadership development training, and youth organizing activities over the summer of 2010, during a five week camp period.”

If you are a 9th or 10th grader who wants to learn how to be a leader, or who needs volunteer and community service opportunities, check out Pittsburgh Cares, especially their Youth Engaged in Service page.


Teen FAP: We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

**The review below was written by Josh as part of the Teen Fine Alternative Program.  If you’re interested in working off fines owed on CLP materials and are between the ages of 12-18, please contact your local CLP location.**

We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank By Modest Mouse

1. Explain what genre you think this music fits into and why in one or two sentences:

Light rock, alternative.

2. Write a sentence or two about what mood the music creates and why:

It creats a calming, happy mood because of the high pitched guitars, smooth bass lines, and the calming lyrics and singing.

3. Write about how you would recommend this to a friend, or why you wouldn’t recommend the music:

I would recommend this CD because it is very unique and is very hard to find any other artist that shares the same musical attributes as Modest Mouse does. It is definitly a good CD to listen to if you are interested in alternative. It is also a good choice to listen to to at night if you are having trouble sleeping because the music is very relaxing.

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