Dear Flourishing Friends,
As we welcome a beautiful new season, we are excited to update you about how we're continuing to develop relationships with local youth-related organizations and amazing social entrepreneurs serving our community.
After a successful screening with the Ojai Film Festival in support of Mesa, we are collaborating again to highlight the projects of the Green Valley Project, a local environmental restoration project led by youth and several organizations in the Valley.
On Wednesday, October 12, at 3-5:30 pm, we are partnering with We Are Open Circle and the Green Economy Think Tank to host a local Listening Circle. During this event, we will explore the conditions that make collaboration possible through sharing and listening to our stories about what is and what is not working here in our community. All ages are welcome.
During the following week, on October 19 at 3-5:30 pm, we will enjoy Part 2 of the Listening Circle. We are inviting local leaders of all ages to consider the next steps of community collaboration through collective imagination and generating ideas that we can embark upon together. Please RSVP to join us.
The Ojai Valley Youth Foundation will host a fundraiser on November 18 at the center to help support our community's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration on January 16, 2023. Youth and adult volunteers work in partnership each year to produce this special event featuring local musicians, visual artists, poets, dancers, speakers, and more. Please mark your calendars!
We are also preparing for a 3-day Hackathon on December 9-11 with the to develop web and mobile apps for the Green Valley Project. These apps will educate us about ways we can progress environmental restoration projects and measure progress. Participants aged 16-26 with programming experience are highly encouraged to apply.
It's a pleasure and an honor to partner with local organizations and social entrepreneurs in support of our community and the next generation of leaders. Please join us!
Diana and the Flourish Ojai Team