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Monthly Supply Packs, Podcasts, and Meetups

 

 

Free take-home activities and conversation starters for teens to de-stress, learn a skill, get creative, and be the change, all while engaging communally through meetups at the library and a monthly podcast. Click the button to sign up for a supply pack, then scroll down for a link to the podcast and more information!

THIS MONTH

FINANCIAL JUSTICE

May is all about Financial Literacy. Financial literacy is the knowledge and application of various financial skills like creating a budget, understanding how credit works, and saving for retirement. Financial literacy also includes understanding different financial instruments, such as stocks, bonds, and creating an investment plan.

Learning about finances can teach us how to pay bills, how to borrow and save money responsibly, and how and why to invest and plan for retirement, and help us not make bad financial decisions to end up in with high debt.

Financial Literacy

Visit our Financial Literacy page for tips on finding a job, creating a budget, and balancing your saving and spending.

Listen to the Podcast

A new podcast is available each month. Listen to them all here, including the special episode with Staying Power!

Share your Experience

Madison wrote this month’s newsletter! We’d love to see how you’re using the packs. Fill out our form or upload a photo to show us!

See what was in last month’s pack! If you want to sign up, click the button at the top of the page and fill out the form. We’ll be in touch.

INSIDE THE PACK

Jackpot by Nic Stone

Coin Purse

Money Mints

Smarties Money Roll Candy

Dollar Notepad

Budget Sheets

Snack from Local Teen-Owned Business

Finance Themed Pins

FIND US

TAG YOU'RE IT PODCAST

Find all the places to hear our teen-led discussion based podcast with themes related to the subscription packs.

YouTube

Videos of pack contents and another way to listen to the podcast.

MEET THE CREATORS

Wondering who is working behind the scenes on the project? Read more about the team of Ypsilanti youth who are curating the contents, chatting on the podcast, designing swag, planning events, and advertising everything.

MORE SUBSCRIPTION PACK THEMES

SELF LOVE

HAPPY NEW YEAR

SNOW DAY

WHAT'S YOUR AESTHETIC

UPLIFTING ALL VOICES

SAFE SPACES

MORE ABOUT THE PACK PROJECT

Thanks to our amazing Teen Advisory Group who created a vision of a new way to serve our community during the pandemic and obtained funding by writing grants and pitching their idea, we are happy to be able to offer more themed monthly subscription packs and internships for teens during the 2021-2022 school year.

Want to be part of future projects? Sign up for the library’s Teen Advisory Group! We brainstorm what Ypsi teens need and want, then find ways to make our ideas come to life by planning events and writing grants. Contact teens@ypsilibrary.org for more information.

Launched in 2020, Generator Z is a teen-led initiative to reimagine the future of afterschool. More than 1,000 ‘Generators‘ from across Southeast Michigan and Western New York shared their afterschool experience and insight online. Afterschool providers stepped up with ideas to turn that teen insight into action. Over 90 providers across both regions received $4 million to bring their ideas to life in the next year and Ypsilanti District Library is one of them!

Generator Z is driven by teens and powered by Lakeshore Connections with support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Learn more at www.generatorz.org.

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