YOUths Leadership JEunes

Jonathan, Shura, Tina and Véronique of YOUths Leadership JEunes joined Open Door on May 7 to show us how they prepare highschool students for leadership roles. Through conferences and hands-on workshops, students aged 12 – 17 learn about the four basic types of leaders: the Warrior, the Relationship builder…

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Shakespeare visits Open Door

On April 29 the gang at Open Door was once again wooed—and wowed—by Tony’s melodic voice in celebration of the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564. Tony dressed up in costume and led us through such famous speeches such as “To be or not…

01 May 10:58 AM 2 Read More...

2014 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Wine & Cheese

On April 12, in celebration and thanks to all our volunteers for all their invaluable work, MSCM hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Wine & Cheese.  A group of 20 volunteers gathered for a delightful evening filled with music, laughter, and interesting conversations.  There was a great selection of scrumptious cheeses…

11 Apr 7:52 PM 0 Read More...

Unschooling

Marilyn, a speaker found through University of the Streets Café, opened our eyes to the world of unschooling. As a six year old, her son protested attending school so violently that she had no choice but to educate him at home. However, rather than following a school curriculum, she followed…

07 Apr 1:46 PM 0 Read More...

Is Redemption Possible for Paedophiles?

Barbara pulls a thick stack of handwritten notes from a cloth bag, places them on the table and starts talking in a voice that never rises above the softly conversational. On a warm Melbourne morning in a city cafe, she smiles comfortably but glances discreetly around, not wanting to be…

07 Apr 1:40 PM 0 Read More...