Speaker lectures on youth development next week
Tim Duffey, a lecturer on education and youth development, will address a Jamestown audience Thursday night, Sept. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. Duffey will discuss children’s “developmental assets,” and the ways that families, neighbors, schools and organizations can tap into and encourage these assets that ensure positive child and adolescent development.
The Developmental Assets model uses five strategies to transform communities and societies to create a world in which all young people are valued and thrive. The strategies include engaging adults from all walks of life to build relationships with children and invigorating local programs to benefit local children.
From Maine, Duffey is a trainer and training program designer for organizations and communities interested in building developmental assets for and with local youth.
The talk will be in the Melrose Avenue School multi-purpose room.
Ophelia Sessions to celebrate third year
The Ophelia Sessions of Child and Family Services of Newport County are celebrating the beginning of their third year with an inspiring event at Castle Hill Inn and Resort.
Innovative and acclaimed local painter Sue McNally will speak on her life and career as well as demonstrate basic painting techniques on the spectacular grounds of Castle Hill. Dinner will also be served. This event will occur Sunday Sept. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.
This event is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Elizabeth Swinburne Fund and the Rhode Island Foundation. All young women ages 12 to 18 are welcome to attend. Call Sharon Rust-Bottone, program director, for more information and reservations at 848-4206 .