Yesterday afternoon, NYLC staff ventured out of the office and over to Como Park in St. Paul, Minn. for the Summer Staff Picnic, an annual celebration of goals achieved and beautiful weather (our window is small in Minnesota). In true Summer fashion, the event featured lawn games that included Cornhole, Croquet, and Ladder Golf, and pitted 6 teams of 2 Staff members each against one another, first in round-robin style then into tournament play. Conference & Events Planner Jason Stewart and Youth Leadership Specialist Choua Her emerged victorious, etching their names into the Summer Victory Paddles.
The Picnic also served as a thankful farewell to Mohammed Tarawnh, who completed his year of participation with NYLC as a McCain Fellow through the McCain Institute. Mohammed is looking forward to returning to his home country of Jordan, where he will implement ideas gathered from his time in the United States to his established youth leadership work overseas. NYLC is proud to have found a life-long partner.
Thanks to everyone out there for supporting NYLC and its mission to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning! We as a Staff are grateful for the opportunity to live out that mission.