The Yale African American Affinity Group (YAAA) in conjunction with The First Tee of Connecticut and The Yale Golf Course continues to offer middle school students to learn the game of golf. The First Tee curriculum focuses on teaching character education and it’s “Nine Core Values” (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment).
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On April 27th, President Peter Salovey announced the names of Yale’s new residential colleges. The northern-most college, located closest to Science Park, will be named after Pauline (Pauli) Murray, a life-long civil rights activist and Yale Alumna. This decision marks a major turning point in the academy’s history and reflects the cultural diversity of the present-day Yale campus.
In April the YAAA hosted Prepare Now For Your Child’s Future with Dr. Steve Perry. The speaker series event focused on the importance of providing viable learning opportunities for all children. Dr. Perry’s message also centered around hope, personal expectations, mobilizing communities, generational change, and inclusivity for diverse communities; with a special focus on African American and Latino children.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the inspiring and interactive Emotional Intelligence (EI) workshop, led by Dena Simmons, Director of Implementation from Yale’s Center of Emotional Intelligence on March 30th, 2016. Dena’s presentation drew from her experiences as a proud Bronx native, student, teacher, researcher, and activist. She shared with us the EI tools to create a workplace where we can feel safe to thrive and succeed in. As well as, guided us in defining how we want to feel in our own workplace and setting SMART goals in taking actions to build them.
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