YAI & FIT are hosting a networking event for students and young professionals in the New York area to help promote the agencies awareness as well as raising money for their incredible MAC program.
What is YAI?
YAI is a network of agencies, dedicated to providing innovative services to empower the people of the intellectual and developmental disabled (I/DD) community, that was founded in 1957. They support over 20,000 people in the I/DD community through their programs that include day services, residential support, employment training and support, as well as opportunities for recreation and socialization along with many other programs. What makes YAI different is they do not just support the people in the I/DD community they empower them; they guide them toward achieving the fullest life possibly by creating opportunities for living, loving,working and learning.
YAI’s communication department reached out to my event planning class at FIT. Together YAI and my class will be spending the next two months planning and ultimately hosting the Toast to Spring Event. This event will help raise money to cover expenses that prevent a number of participants who otherwise could not afford to attend the camp this summer. Our ultimate goal is to have a successful event that not only raises the programs awareness, but inspire a wide range of young individuals to get involved in making a positive difference.
Fundraising for MAC
Mainstreaming at Camp (MAC) is a program run by YAI in partnership with Frost Valley YMCA that offers kids and teens in the I/DD community the opportunity to go to sleep aways camp each summer. The summer camp provides valuable experiences for the kids in an inclusive and supportive environment. Each session runs for two weeks, during that time the children stay in the residential housing within the MAC village and participate in various activities within the larger Frost Valley community. These activities include hiking, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and arts and crafts; each day is ended with a nightly campfire which brings all the campers together.
More information about the event will be available as we plan! Stay tuned.
Seniors! Don’t forget to take your professional cap & gown portraits are being photographed MONDAY, MARCH 12TH – FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2018 in the David Dubinsky Center, 7th Floor from 10AM-2PM & 3PM-7PM
They reccomend you dress as for a job interview. Cap & gown will be provided by the portrait photographer. The sitting is free! To make your appointment, go to: www.thorntonstudio.com click on “Schedule Portrait Sitting” and enter our school code: 02866, or call 212-647-1966.
Portraits are from the waist up
Long sleeves and solid colors look the best
Check your nails! Hands will show in several poses
In the last 15 years, computing technology has become increasingly central in everyone’s life. From private to public information, criminals prey on computers to steal information, money, and identities. As do bullies hide behind screens to harass and assault victims.
Luckily at FIT, a nationally recognized program has been underway to promote cyber awareness. In efforts to make our school cyber safe, FIT is utilizing our student body to put in real voices behind an important message.
There are two save the dates for really awesome events that are going to happen this semester! One happening this week, February 21st, 2018 for Campus Safety Day – where being safe through out all aspects of life at FIT and in the real-world are going to be out and about. As well as CYBERSAFE DAY on March 22nd, 2018 – a program dedicated specifically to being cyber aware and safe in the online realm.
Per an IBM study, 95% of all data breaches involve human error, so come out to learn more on how you can stay safe online and be aware of those who are trying to harm you – in any way.
The FIT Meditation Space is located on the seventh floor of the Dubinsky Student Center (Room A-746), and was created to provide a spiritually calm, warm, and supportive space for FIT students. It invites students from all backgrounds and cultures to meditate, pray, reflect, or simply to take time to be still. Personally, I love to relax in between classes and take time to reflect on my week and manifest positivity in my life.
Meditation Space Guidelines
The Meditation Space is intended for currently enrolled students and is intended for individual use only. In other words, this space may not be used for any organized group activity or meetings.
Hours of access are from 9AM-6PM, Monday through Friday. The room will remain unlocked and accessible during this time. The Space is closed on weekends, college holidays, and academic term breaks. Visitors must adhere to the following guidelines:
• Sign the Guest User log upon entry
• Remove your shoes upon entry and place them in the provided shoe rack
• Any bags or backpacks should be placed into the cubbies provided
• Do not use this room as a lounge, study room, a meeting room, or for other purposes
• Do not use this space to sleep
• No items are to be removed from the room save for your own personal belongings
• Users are asked to leave the room in the same condition as it was in prior to use
• Silence and mutual respect are expected at all times; music is to be listened to through earphones or earplugs with all musical devices (e.g., iPods, MP3 players, etc.)
• Food and beverages are not permitted in the meditation space
• Cell phone use in space is for emergency use only; cell phones must be placed on silent upon entry
• Candles, burning oils, incense, or any other flammable items are not permitted in the meditation space
As many students wonder what actually happens during the week at FIT, the Department of Student Life gives all students a great breakdown of different events and activities going on, day by day! Each Sunday, “This Week @ FIT” provides plenty of information on things going on around campus. As a great intro into Week of Welcome, here is the daily get-down around town, or campus that is..
Tuesday, January 30
DECA’s Bake Sale | Sponsored by FIT Collegiate DECA 9am-5pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby
Come support FIT Collegiate DECA in their efforts to raise money for their annual competition! We will be selling baked goods to sweeten up your day!
Stalking Awareness | Sponsored by the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group and the Security Advisory Committee 12-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center Lobby
January is Stalking Awareness Month! The New York Police Department will be in theDubinsky Lobby on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 pm to share tips and tricks for staying safe in the city. Learn different ways to stay safe and about resources on and off campus. This event is sponsored by the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group in collaboration with the Security Advisory Committee.
Gospel Choir Bake Sale | Sponsored by the FIT Gospel Choir 12-4pm| David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby
Stop by the Dubinsky Lobby to grab a sweet treat and support the FIT Gospel Choir!
Welcome Week Ticket Sale; First Come, First Served! Stop by the David Dubinsky Student Center, 7th Floor Room A724 starting at 1:15pm to 2pm (or until tickets are sold) to buy tickets for the Broadway show Hello, Dolly! starring Bernadette Peters on Thursday, February 1st @ 7pm for $30/ea. Exact change/cash only and FIT ID is required (each ID can buy two tickets and non-FIT guests are permitted). Please contact Allie Carter at [email protected] for any questions or more information.
BSU “For the Cuture” Model Casting | Sponsored by the Black Student Union 1-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, A734 FIT’s Black Student Union is hosting model castings for their 2018 “For the Culture” runway presentation. Models must bring heels to walk in and come prepared with measurements known.