She's our hero of the year. Duxbury's youth have rallied around local hero Razia Jan over the last few months, learning about her efforts to provide education to young girls in Afghanistan, the dangers, challenges, and social implications changing the landscape for the future for women there. At DSU kids have been voting daily to help her win the $250,000 award to further her school.



Ultimately on Sunday, Dec. 2, the CNN Hero of the Year distinction was awarded to Pushpa Basnet from Nepal for her work to provide day care to Nepalese children whose parents are incarcerated. At DSU we congratulate and celebrate Razia Jan for her work at the Zabuli Education Center and for helping Duxbury youth think beyond themselves, embrace learning about other cultures and appreciate our right to pursue education here in the USA. Razia is DSU's hero of the year!

Math Tutoring Starts Dec. 5. DSU teams up the best of the best student tutors to inspire challenged middle school students to ignite or reignite a love for math at "Math and Munch". Starting on December 5th, math tutoring will be offered at DSU from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday. Bring your math homework and math challenges, receive assistance working in groups or one on one with triage help from DHS National Honor Society members along with other math stars. The drop in fee is $10 and includes DSU access 2:45 to 5 p.m. If the "Math and Munch" pilot is successful, an additional day or additional subjects may be added. As space is limited, please sign up at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"Flow State" Extreme Skiing Warren Miller Film comes to the PAC. Warren Miller's 63rd annual feature film "Flow State" US Tour is coming to Duxbury Performing Arts Center Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. - one show only. Flow State premiered in Salt Lake City and the national tour is sweeping across the nation, stopping in more than 240 cities, but the ONLY local showing is at Duxbury Performing Arts Center! Get tickets at DSU, Sportworks Ltd. or online . Tickets are $25 per person and include a weekday Sugarbush lift ticket coupon and a raffle ticket for skis, helmets and other great prizes.

Game On with Rock Paper Scissors. This Friday, Dec. 7 Parents get the night off while kids enjoy all the hottest games on the holiday wish lists. Game On with Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store at DSU this Friday Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at DSU. Make it a date night or get some holiday shopping done while the kids have 2 ½ hours full of fun! Space is limited, please email to sign up: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"The Gift of Giving" Youth Create Gifts for the Holidays. At DSU we encourage youth to give of themselves or to give to others all year round. Gifts can be simple kindness, helpful acts, and but in particular during the holidays, kids want to be able to give material gifts to friends and families. This holiday DSU is providing opportunities for youth to create original, handmade gifts for loved ones. We all know giving can be as much of a gift to the giver as it is to the recipient, particularly when the gift has been made with love. Make a holiday keepsake for your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandparent, friend or neighbor! Four afternoon sessions at DSU are offered: Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20. See for details on craft projects and pricing. Sign up at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Knit Wits Returns to DSU in January. Stay tuned for the next round of knitting for beginners and novices offered after school at DSU open to all Alden and DMS students. More information will be available soon.

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