Children's Social Forum
Taking examples from history and popular resistance movements from around the globe, communities have created (and continue to create) powerful models of including children that encourage us to revalue and centralize families and children in our political processes. The folks at the USSF recognize and acknowledge the centralized role that appropriate, loving and competent spaces for children plays in our intergenerational movement building process, as we take the necessary steps to reclaim the terms of family, community and care.
To this end, all of the programming at the USSF will be childfriendly, and the Children's Social Forum (though limited due to capacity) will be available throughout the four primary days of the Forum. Knowing that your child is safe and well-cared for will allow us to do better work, on all levels. We also acknowledge the enormous diversity and wealth of culture and experience that will be present at the USSF, and we are doing everything in our power to create joyous, caring and culturally respectful and stimulating spaces.
Organizations: All organizations/delegations planning on bringing 10 or more children are REQUIRED to provide at least 1 volunteer for every 10 children. It is up to organizations to decide if this will be one person the whole time, or will vary by days/shifts. This person or people will volunteer the whole time children from your organization are present.
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Pre-Registration for the Children's Social Forum is now closed. All remaining spaces will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis the days of the Children's Social Forum. More information will follow soon. Questions? Email Kate Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 404.586.0460 ext.34
We have laid out below some basic guidelines that folks should be able to accommodate to make this process smoother and more accessible for everyone.
CHILDREN’S SOCIAL FORUM
Children's Social Forum will occur at the Civic Center on the LOWER LEVEL in the room PIEDMONT B.
On Wednesday June 27th, the Children's Social Forum will only be a 1/2 day, as we plan on participating in the Opening March. Come march with us!!
All applications and release forms are available and downloadable in English and Spanish. See Below.
What are the hours?
Available to Youth ages:
Donation Fee:Cost $10 a day/per child. $15 a day/2 children (from same family) $20day/3 Children (from same family). Parents/guardians may volunteer for 4 hours or more per/day to waive fee. All donations fees will be collected at Civic Center in Atlanta once participants register. Participants can pay daily or for the whole time. All major forms of payment will be accepted.
Late Fee: Folks need to pick up children on time. The USSF does not have the capacity to continue programming after 4pm. Please respect this. Children must be picked up between 3-4pm. After 4pm for every 5 minutes parents/guardians are late they must pay $1 (per child). This penalty must be paid on site and in cash. Those that do not pay the late penalty will not be able to bring their children back to the Children's Social Forum.
Food: lunch and a snack will be provided. Breakfast is not provided…Please do not drop off hungry kids…Those with dietary restrictions are required to bring their own food.
Programming: A variety of interactive programming will occur every morning including: song, music, dance, story-telling, art, games and popular education. Some program will be tailored to specific ages and some will be for all ages. Programming will uphold and reflect basic Social Forum tenets.
Volunteers: A team of local-professional childcare providers will anchor the staffing of USSF Children’s Social Forum. Volunteers will provide much needed support and additional hands. All volunteer providers must have extensive demonstrated experience working with youth. In addition the USSF seeks volunteers who are bi-lingual, and experienced working across traditional boundaries of race, class and creed. All volunteers are required to attend an orientation/training/overview session on June 26th, for logistical concerns, responsibilities and community building.
Medication: Volunteer providers are UNABLE to administer medication of any kind. If your child needs to take medicine while at the Children's Social Forum the parent/guardian must come and administer it.
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All applications and program proposals may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to USSF office at 92 Piedmont Ave. Atlanta GA 30303