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Watermill Center to Host Teen Social Justice Makers Workshops

This week, the Watermill Center is launching a new series of workshops for high school students, merging art with activism. "ART + ACTIVISM: Social Justice Makers" invites students to explore the intersection of art and activism by working with teachers and artists, gaining firsthand experience investigating how art can be used to create social change. The series of workshops will culminate in a final project of public works. The Watermill
EBT Cards are accepted for admission at the Childrens Museum of the East End

Children’s Museum’s Mission: Serve All Families

[caption id="attachment_22368" align="alignnone" width="600"] CMEE employee Kieran Barber is one of many staff members who are working to make it easy for families to use their EBT Cards a for admission at the museum.[/caption] The Children's Museum of the East End is smack dab in the middle of what many people think of as one of the wealthiest places in America, but this Bridgehampton refuge for families and their children has

Report: East End in Critical Need of Youth Services

[caption id="attachment_8342" align="alignnone" width="600"] East End student leaders at a workshop at last year's East End Youth Leadership Conference in Riverhead[/caption] East End kids are in dire need of jobs, suffering from depression and are facing highly inadequate mental health services, according to a new report prepared by a consortium of youth workers on the East End. The full draft report, which is to be submitted to Suffolk County next
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Preaching Civil Disobedience on the Common Core

[caption id="attachment_4934" align="alignnone" width="600"] Speakers at Wednesday's Common Core forum[/caption] Parents are banding together throughout the East End in an act of civil disobedience, intending to keep their children from taking April's state exams, which were prepared under the new Common Core state education standards. A consortium of parents groups, including the Hampton Bays Parents for Common SENSE Education, LI East Enders Against Common Core and Riverhead Parents Questioning Common
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How to resurrect fairies: An investigative report

[caption id="attachment_3225" align="alignnone" width="600"] At the fairy dining hall | photo Avenue Smith[/caption] The Beacon's youth reporter corps took to the woods in Greenport Saturday morning after we were tipped off by the North Fork Audubon Society that Inlet Pond County Park is full of fairy houses. Avenue and Viola Smith investigated. Avenue Smith, reporting: When my co-worker and I first started walking down the Enchanted Trail, we didn’t see
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East End students learn to be upstanders at annual youth summit

[caption id="attachment_3060" align="alignnone" width="600"] Matt Pisani of Clean Slate Living gets youth leaders from across the East End to stand up for themselves at Friday's summit.[/caption] Way back in 1996, Shane Daniels, a young black man from Riverhead, was beaten and nearly killed outside of a Westhampton Beach nightclub by a white man from Queens named Austin Offen, in a racially motivated attack that made headlines across the region. Though