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Teen Hangout May 14th


Join the FARA Ambassadors for a hangout for teenagers with ataxia. FA Teen Hangouts are hour-long web-based hangouts. If you don't have ataxia, you are not allowed to participate in the hangout. There will also be at least two adult FARA Ambassadors present. The adults will be there to help keep the conversation safe and going.

At this hangout, we will discuss your inspirations. Who or what inspires you? All the ambassadors there have something or someone that inspires and motivates them to keep going! Do you have a goal you're working towards that inspires? Is there a person in your life that is always supporting you? Join us for a talk about our inspirations!

When: Saturday May 14th, 1 - 2 PM ET
(The hangout opens 15 minutes early to try to work out technical issues, please remember we are volunteers not IT professionals, come early if you’ve never attended a hangout before)
Who: Teens ages 13 to 19 (Please note: teens of all ages will be together)
Where: On Zoom so if you have access to the internet and speakers and a camera on your device, you can come!
How: If you are under 18, you need to get your parents or guardian to sign a consent form. This should be requested from and emailed to Madelyn at madelyn.frederick@gmail.com. Parents/guardians can also ask questions at this email address. If you have consent or are 18 or 19, Jean will send you the Zoom link once things are set up. If you think you should've gotten the link and didn't, email Jean.

18 and over: just let us know that you want to come by emailing us at madelyn.frederick@gmail.com. A minimum of a half hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on Zoom.

Been before? If you already have permission or you’re 18+, Jean will email you the invitation to the Zoom hangout without you requesting one. You can come or not as you see fit! If you don’t get one, email Jean at jeantw62@gmail.com.

Pop an email to Madelyn if you have questions!

 
 

FARA Teen Hangout - Apr 28, 2022


Join the FARA Ambassadors for a hangout for teenagers with ataxia. FA Teen Hangouts are hour-long web-based hangouts. If you don't have ataxia, you are not allowed to participate in the hangout. There will also be at least two adult FARA Ambassadors present. The adults will be there to help keep the conversation safe and going.

At this hangout, we will discuss next steps after high school. College? Work? Gap year? All the ambassadors there have navigated their next steps after high school, so this is the place to talk about your worries and your hopes. Ask questions and share your perspective: What should I major in? How do I take notes? I am thinking about working or taking a gap year.

When: Thursday, April 28th from 7 to 8 PM ET
(The hangout opens 15 minutes early to try to work out technical issues, please remember we are volunteers not IT professionals, come early if you’ve never attended a hangout before)
Who: Teens ages 13 to 19 (Please note: teens of all ages will be together)
Where: On Zoom so if you have access to the internet and speakers and a camera on your device, you can come!
How: If you are under 18, you need to get your parents or guardian to sign a consent form. This should be requested from and emailed to Madelyn at madelyn.frederick@gmail.com. Parents/guardians can also ask questions at this email address. If you have consent or are 18 or 19, Jean will send you the Zoom link once things are set up. If you think you should've gotten the link and didn't, email Jean.

18 and over: just let us know that you want to come by emailing us at madelyn.frederick@gmail.com. A minimum of a half hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on Zoom.

Been before? If you already have permission or you’re 18+, Jean will email you the invitation to the Zoom hangout without you requesting one. You can come or not as you see fit! If you don’t get one, email Jean at jeantw62@gmail.com.

Pop an email to Madelyn if you have questions!

 
 

FARA Teen Hangouts - April 2022


Join the FARA Ambassadors for a hangout for teenagers with ataxia. FA Teen Hangouts are hour-long web-based hangouts. If you don't have ataxia, you are not allowed to participate in the hangout. There will also be at least two adult FARA Ambassadors present. The adults will be there to help keep the conversation safe and going.

At this hangout, we will be talking holiday and Springtime Traditions. New clothes? Egg hunt? Athletic events (we have the Boston Marathon and opening day for baseball around Boston)? Planting your garden? Whatever it is let’s talk about it!

When: Saturday, April 9th from 1 to 2 PM ET
(the hangout opens 15 minutes early to try to work out technical issues, please remember we are volunteers not IT professionals, come early if you’ve never attended a hangout/Zoom before)
Who: Teens ages 13 to 19 (Please note: all teens will be together)
Where: On Zoom so if you have access to the internet and speakers and a camera on your device, you can come!
How: If you are under 18, you need to get your parents or guardian to sign a consent form. This should be requested from and emailed to Madelyn at madelyn.frederick@gmail.com. Parents/guardians can also ask questions at this email address. If you have consent or are 18 or 19, Jean will send you the Zoom link once things are set up. If you think you should've gotten the link and didn't, email Jean.

18 and over: just let us know that you want to come by emailing us at madelyn.frederick@gmail.com. A minimum of a half hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on Zoom.

Been before? If you already have permission or you’re 18+ (we need your correct email), Jean will email you the invitation to the Zoom hangout without you requesting one. You can come or not as you see fit! If you don’t get 1, email Jean at jeantw62@gmail.com.

Pop an email to Madelyn if you have questions!

 
 

FARA Teen Hangouts - March 2022


Join the FARA Ambassadors for a hangout for teenagers, 13-19, with ataxia (of any form). FA Teen Hangouts are hour-long web-based hangouts. This is simply a place to meet and talk to other people who may be going through struggles and good times similar to you. (If you don't have ataxia, you are not allowed to participate in the hangout.) There will also be at least three adult FARA Ambassadors present. The adults will be there to help keep the conversation safe and going.

At this hangout we will be talking about movies. Tell us about your favorite! Do you have some movies you hate? Have you seen The Ataxian, a documentary about our fellow FAers Kyle Brant and Sean Baumstark’s race across America? We’ll show you the trailer and how to watch for free.

Join us to talk or just listen. We are sure you'll find you aren't alone! It is just a relaxed conversation…the theme gets us going, but we definitely don't stick to it! It isn't counseling.

When: Saturday, March 12th, 1-2 PM ET
(The hangout opens 15 minutes early to try to work out technical issues. Please remember we are volunteers not IT professionals! Come early if you've never attended a hangout on Zoom before.)
Who: Teens with ataxia ages 13 to 19 (Please note: all the teens will be together)
Where: On Zoom so if you have access to the internet, speakers, and a camera on your device, you can come!
How: If you are under 18, you need to get your parents or guardian to download and sign this consent form. Once signed, this should be emailed to madelyn.frederick@gmail.com. Parents/guardians can also ask questions at this email address. If you already have a signed consent form, no need to get a new one! The signed form is good until the signer revokes it. Then, email farateenhangouts@gmail.com and request to join. A minimum of a half hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on Zoom.

18 and over: just let us know that you want to come by emailing us at farateenhangouts@gmail.com or madelyn.frederick@gmail.com A minimum of a half hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on Zoom.

Been before? If you already have permission or you're 18+, Madelyn Frederick will email you the invitation to the Zoom hangout without you requesting one. You can come or not as you see fit! If you don't get one, email Madelyn at madelyn.frederick@gmail.com.

Pop an email to either address if you have questions!

FARA Teen Hangouts - February 2022


Join the FARA Ambassadors for a hangout for teenagers, 13-19, with ataxia (of any form). FA Teen Hangouts are hour-long web-based hangouts. This is simply a place to meet and talk to other people who may be going through struggles and good times similar to you. (If you don't have ataxia, you are not allowed to participate in the hangout.) There will also be at least three adult FARA Ambassadors present. The adults will be there to help keep the conversation safe and going.

At this hangout we will be talking about rideATAXIA SoCal (or really any rideATAXIA). Have you been too or are you going to a ride? How was it or what do you think it’ll be like? Meet folks who have been and will be going to rides. We start at the topic, but just go with the flow of the discussion. So, join us even if you don’t want to talk about rideATAXIA.

Join us to talk or just listen. We are sure you'll find you aren't alone! It is just a relaxed conversation…the theme gets us going, but we definitely don't stick to it! It isn't counseling.

When: Saturday, February 24th, 7-8 PM ET
(The hangout opens 15 minutes early to try to work out technical issues. Please remember we are volunteers not IT professionals! Come early if you've never attended a hangout on Zoom before.)
Who: Teens with ataxia ages 13 to 19 (Please note: all the teens will be together)
Where: On Zoom so if you have access to the internet, speakers, and a camera on your device, you can come!
How: If you are under 18, you need to get your parents or guardian to download and sign this consent form. Once signed, this should be emailed to madelyn.frederick@gmail.com. Parents/guardians can also ask questions at this email address. If you already have a signed consent form, no need to get a new one! The signed form is good until the signer revokes it. Then, email farateenhangouts@gmail.com and request to join. A minimum of a half hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on Zoom.

18 and over: just let us know that you want to come by emailing us at farateenhangouts@gmail.com or madelyn.frederick@gmail.com A minimum of a half hour before the hangout opens you will be sent a link to join the hangout on Zoom.

Been before? If you already have permission or you're 18+, Madelyn Frederick will email you the invitation to the Zoom hangout without you requesting one. You can come or not as you see fit! If you don't get one, email Madelyn at madelyn.frederick@gmail.com.

Pop an email to either address if you have questions!

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