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May 2019

Hot Topics

May 21, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Whitney Young, 211 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Surviving the College Application Process Please join us Tuesday, May 21 for our next Hot Topic discussion. We will present a panel of Whitney Young parents of current college age students. This panel will host an interactive discussion of how to navigate the college search, application and selection process and lessons learned along the way.

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June 2019

Hot Topics

June 5, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Whitney Young, 211 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Understanding the Dangers of Teen Vaping   Please join us Wednesday June 5 for our last Hot Topic discussion of the school year. Dr. Carrie Drazba, M.D. from Rush Children’s Hospital, and current Whitney Young parent, will give a presentation on the dangers of teen vaping. Attendance for the session is limited to 35 parents.      

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FoWY Board Meeting

June 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Whitney Young, 211 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Friends of Whitney Young will conduct its monthly meeting in the Library. Interested parties, including WY parents are invited to attend.

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August 2019

Rock the Block: August 12, 2019

August 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Whitney Young, 211 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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August 12, 2019 on Adams Street between Laflin & Loomis 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Michelle Obama Athletic Complex Ribbon Cutting Noon Proceeds from Rock the Block will benefit Whitney Young High School. Head to wyrocktheblock.com​​​​​​​ for more information.

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September 2019

First Monthly Social at Horse Thief Hollow

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, 60643 United States
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Join us at the first installation of FoWY Socials of the school year! Horse Thief Hollow (10426 S. Western Ave.) Wednesday, September 25th • 6 - 9 PM

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October 2019

Hot Topics: Consent and Consequences

October 2, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Whitney Young, 211 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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First Hot Topics of the year is October 2, 2019. Join us for a discussion about what parents need to know about consent, sexual misconduct and the conversations we should have with our kids. Find out how Whitney Young supports students in conjunction with the CPS Office of Student Protections. Location: WY Library  

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Hot Topics: Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Whitney Young, 211 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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  You’re invited to hear from Dr. John Duffy, a highly sought-after clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and parenting expert about the “New Teen” and what it means for your parenting approach. He’ll give urgent advice to parents of teens who are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, along with unprecedented academic, social, and familial stress. Location: WY Theater

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2019 Fall Gathering at Park Tavern

October 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Park Tavern, 1645 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Join us for drinks, food, and good conversation at our first adult social of the year! Catch up with other Whitney Young parents and meet new ones in a casual and fun atmosphere. Admission is FREE and you can leave your checkbooks at home for this event! RSVP is not required but is appreciated so we can plan light appetizers. Please RSVP to FriendsofWhitneyYoung@gmail.com A parent/guardian only event.

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November 2019

FoWY Socials @ Forbidden Root

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Forbidden Root, 1746 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL United States
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Friends of Whitney Young Social

Come join Friends of Whitney Young for the second installation of FoWY Socials of the school year! We'll be at Forbidden Root  Wednesday, Nov. 20th between 6 - 9pm. Adults only, please. RSVPs not required.

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Volunteer for Community Day or Open House

November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Whitney Young, 211 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Volunteer at Community Day on Friday, 11/22, here Volunteer at Open House on Sunday, 11/24, here    

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