Last Sunday, our Idente Youth Teens in Hempstead, Long Island hosted their very first Athenaeum (a cultural and artistic gathering) in Our Lady of Loretto Church. Our teens from Hempstead enthusiastically welcomed our Idente Youth members who traveled from the Bronx and from Brentwood, Long Island. The teens shared their talents with family and friends through music, dance, and skits. Special thanks to everyone who joined us last Sunday and for making it special!
Last Saturday our Idente Youth Teens prepared for their play for Atheneum (cultural artistic performance). They worked together on making a script and practiced the play. The Atheneum is going to be hosted by Idente Youth from Our Lady of Loreto in Long Island on the 22nd of November. All the Idente Youth groups in New York are going to have a get-together and enjoy sharing one another's talent.
Our Idente Youth Teens watched a film, ‘Homeless to Harvard’ together, a true story of a girl from the Bronx who overcame many obstacles. Despite living homeless without her parents who neglected her, she worked hard to attend and excel in high school, and eventually enter Harvard University on a full scholarship. Our teens learned from the film that it is important to have someone in our life who guide us in the right path. They also shared that we are more than our difficult circumstances and with God's help, we can overcome them and become stronger. Beginning this week, our teens meeting (6th to 11th grade) will move to a new day and time: Saturdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm at St. Dominic's. For Idente Youth Kids (3rd to 5th grade) there will be no change in their weekly meetings.