Name: Nina Jonson and Jennifer Poole-Stout
Occupation: Health Educators
City/Neighborhood: Minneapolis (Kingfield Neighborhood) and Robbinsdale
Open Field Activity: Two Parent/Teen Workshop Sessions: Learning to Speak Their Language: Texting, Social Networking and Cyber Safety; and
Hooking Up is Not Just About Jumper Cables: Teen Sexuality and the New Dating Scene
Description: First, come enjoy some “screen-free” time with local experts on teen health and parenting, explore effective ways to communicate about technology issues with your young person and establish rules and limits around internet and cell phone use. Next, join us for a frank, open discussion about love, dating and relationships in the 21st century, and learn how to guide and support teens as they navigate through these milestones.
Dates of Activity: Thursday, August 23, 2012. Learning to Speak Their Language from 5 to 5:45pm, Hooking Up Is Not Just About Jumper Cables from 5:45 to 6:30pm.
1. Fill-in-the-blank: _______________ is what we make together.
Family Connections are what we make together.
2. What is the perfect Minnesota summer activity.
Spending time with family/friends outdoors.
3. Who do you dream of attending your activity?
Families, friends, and community members who care about making connections with and supporting young people.
4. Describe your favorite summer memory.
Spending time out on the river, whitewater canoeing… listening to the water as it crashes down a rapids or waterfall, the smell of fresh air, the warmth of the sun = relaxation.
5. What other Open Field activity are you looking forward to this summer?
Skunk & Funk – Cribbage in the Field (I was in a cribbage league years ago!).
6. What is your favorite summer song?
Sunrise by Norah Jones.