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07/06/20

Creating a Safe Digital Space with SD Nights

Since 2017, SD Nights has provided a safe environment for teens to recreate during critical hours. Short for Safe Destination Nights, the program was designed to equip teens with essential life skills through various activities, while simultaneously empowering them to make a difference in their communities.

In 2019, the program hosted 191 events for over 10,000 participants in 22 locations. COVID-19 has required us to change the way we run the program, so instead of live events in parks, we’ve revamped the program to make it virtual. SD Nights will be holding Facebook Live events and Zoom meetings online, with interactive activities, games, classes and conversations designed especially for teens – with add-on content to promote health and wellness.

Previous livestreams:

Friday, July 17: Virtual Magic Show on Facebook Live

August Events:

Friday, Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom Meeting (RSVP required)
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Are you bummed the Olympics are canceled? Join SD Nights for a free Virtual Olympic Game Show. This high-energy and fully interactive Zoom-based event includes challenges like Family Feud, Jeopardy, Random Trivia… even short and fast Minute-to Win-It games. Before the games commence, we’ll start with quick info on Mental Health, Mood Disorders and ADHD during COVID-19. RSVP required; contact carl.mccullough@sdcounty.ca.gov for details.

Friday, Aug. 14 at 5 p.m.
Location: Zoom Meeting (RSVP required)
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Does your teen show an interest in food and cooking? Here’s a unique opportunity to help them grow their skills via this registration-required online cooking class. Teens will learn tips and tricks to transform a hobby into a passion – even a rewarding future career! *Ingredients will be provided.* Healthy recipes will be shared, along with nutritional facts to help redirect poor eating habits. This class kicks off with yoga exercises to promote fitness, physical health and focus. RSVP required; contact carl.mccullough@sdcounty.ca.gov for details.

Friday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m.
Location: Zoom Meeting (RSVP required)
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Have you ever participated in a virtual scavenger hunt? SD Nights
is hosting a free Virtual Scavenger Hunt. This event will engage participants remotely with a new twist on a classic activity; each round, players will have 30 seconds to find a common household object. The object must be in “camera view” by the buzzer to earn points. A live game host will motivate players and keep score. Before the scavenger hunt, we’ll start with a short presentation on how to recognize unhealthy relationships during COVID-19. RSVP required; contact carl.mccullough@sdcounty.ca.gov for details.

Friday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m.
Location: Zoom Meeting (RSVP required)
Follow the event on Facebook
View the flyer
Does your teen show an interest in food and cooking? Here’s a unique opportunity to help them grow their skills via this registration required online cooking class. Teens will learn tips and tricks to transform a hobby into a passion – even a rewarding future career! *Ingredients will be provided.* Healthy recipes will be shared, along with nutritional facts to help redirect poor eating habits. This class kicks off with yoga exercises to promote fitness, physical health and focus.  RSVP required; contact carl.mccullough@sdcounty.ca.gov for details.

NOTE: There is no cost to attend. All are welcome, though some events have maximum capacities and require advance registration. Check back for updates and to see new programs as they’re added to the agenda. For more information, contact Carl McCullough at 858-966-1376 or carl.mccullough@sdcounty.ca.gov.

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