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February 2014

VOL. #1 ISSUE #1

Yopp! Inc. @ Rosa B.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR
OUR CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE
Afterschool program runs from 2pm-5pm; Tutoring available during these times.
TUE

WED

3pm:

3:00pm –

9:30am –

3pm –

3pm – Girl

12pm –

Viva La

Photography

12:30pm:

Photography

Power!

1pm: Stories

Revolucion!

4pm – Dance

All About

4pm – Dance

with

with Baba

Poetry

(Both with

Me

(Both with

Candace

our volunteer

Wednesdays

our volunteer

MON

THUR

Meico!)

Har’moni, a honeybunch
who always makes sure to
let us know how much she
loves us! 

FRI

SAT

Turbado!

Meico!)

6pm –

New

New

Zumba!

afterschool

afterschool

With Zoma

program

program

(Must be

coming soon!

coming
soon!

15yrs or
older!)

February is upon us! We hope you’ll come join us in our fun!
Aside from our classes, we usually have a separate craft (craft being broadly defined – we’ve been known to bake ) and/or outdoor
activity (excuse me, ADVENTURE!) daily to keep them busy exercising their imaginations. TONS of freeplay occurs – it is by far one of
the most popular activities – we have tons of food shops and pirate adventures happening in the realm of the dress-up box, slide, play
set, and the playground – well, it does offer the perfect equipment for surveying the area!
This month our focus is on:
(1) Putting together an African American History Month info wall & fostering cross-cultural understanding
(2) Continuing to foster and especially highlighting self-love & appreciation!

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap
but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stephenson
WWW.YOPPINC.COM

Special Events This Month
Down with love and harmony?
Let’s hang.
 The center will be a feature in the History Bus Tour
on Saturday, February 22nd @ 10AM hosted by the
Matheson Museum – The museum will be opening
an exhibit entitled Life on Pleasant Street. Pleasant

Street is one of Gainesville’s oldest African American
communities and the exhibit highlights the history
of several local leaders in the community, including
Rosa B. William, and also includes photographs of

Rosa B. Williams, inspiring
local leader and activist,
namesake of the center, will be
stopping by Monday, February
24th @ 3:00PM to meet and
speak to the kids who frequent
the afterschool program. All
are welcome to stop by to
meet/greet and speak to Mrs.
Williams – hope to see you
there!

important places in the Pleasant Street community.
 The Pleasant Street Historic Society’s Black History
Month program will be hosted at the center on
Saturday, February 22nd @ 4PM. Dr. Paul Ortiz,

Director of the Sam Proctor Oral History Program at

FOLLOW US

the University of Florida will give a presentation on

On social media, that is ;)

“Matthew Lewey: Freedom Fighter in War and
Against Jim Crow.”
 Rosa B. Williams is coming by on Monday, February
24th @ 3:00PM!

Yopp Gainesville

@yoppinc

gvillecreativekids

yoppinc@yahoo.com
YOPPINC.COM

February 2014

VOL. #1

ISSUE #1

#playmatters

Thank YOU!


We’ve had a surge of new
volunteers come in and each of
them brings an awesome
personality and offers all that they
have to give each time they come
to the center – many, many
thanks; all of you enable the
center to be well-managed and
ensures the kids get the attention
and affection they deserve!



Our garden is thriving! Thanks to
FOG (Florida Organic Growers)
and Candace for getting it all set
up for us in December – we are
really starting to see beautiful
results and the kids love how the
greens taste (we catch them
picking around sometimes when
they think no one is looking!)



A HUGE thank you to Beth and
Heddy for taking time out of their
busy schedules to put in long
hours over the weekend to
rearrange the center – the layout
is fantastic!



Thank you to all the parents who
are open in communicating with
us about how we can meet the
needs of their children and for
coming out to keep the center fun
and peaceful – we are grateful for

LATEST ADDITIONS

A couple of knicks & knacks,
Lots of pizazz.

 We were able to crowdsource funds on
Indiegogo to buy a beautiful hand-crafted
one-of-a-kind play set from a local shop in
Gainesville. It is an amazing imagination
station and the kids love all the things they
can imagine up with it – endless hours of
cooperative play up ahead!
 We also were able to set up 4 computers (one
of them with internet access (so far!) at the
center to play educational games on - the kids
enjoy the interaction with technology – again,
thanks Heddy!

Our Spring Festival is around the corner! Would you like to be a sponsor, a vendor, or a volunteer to help us
reach our fundraising goal to keep our center programs thriving and able to expand their scope within the

community? Please contact us by email yoppinc@yahoo.com for more information or answers to any questions
you may have! Thank you for your time and interest to bring fruitful programming to the community!

February 2014

VOL. # ONE ISSUE #1

Yopp Inc. @ Rosa B.

That’s All Folks!
-

We love to recycle objects for crafts – cardboard, egg cartons, stones, shells, containers, and the like - Don’t throw them
away, bring them to us, we’d love to use them!

-

Have spare time and want to give back to the community? Come VOLUNTEER with us!
Free time? Come play! Anyone is welcome to come help out, but we also:


Desire to find someone who would be willing to volunteer their time @ least one day per week to play a
bit a B-Ball with the kiddos.



Would like someone who would like to donate a day a week to teach some skateboard skills – a recent
craze @ the center!

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” – O.
Fred Donaldson

524 NW 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Thanks for reading and
supporting our mission of selfexpression and community
empowerment. See you next
month!

Donate Today! Support our community! (All donations are tax deductible) – Drop off or mail donations to the
address in the above left-hand corner!


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