Hands On Youth Activities Program, Inc.

Bringing the spirit of experimentation with age old traditions

     Under   Construction     IN THE NEWS - 2014-2015

Director Of Hands On Youth Activities Program, Inc. Received a Certificate From Alabama Community Scholar Institute

The Alabama Community Scholars Institute is part of the educational programming offered by the Alabama Folklife Association, and is graciously sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.  ACSI is “a training program for people and professionals who want to research, document and present various aspects of Alabama’s traditional culture—the music, food, crafts, stories, celebrations, work traditions, etc., of their own communities.”

 Juliette Watts director of Hands On Youth Activities Program, Inc. received a certificate from Alabama Community Scholar in Material Culture Studies for Completion of Alabama Community Scholars Institute Training from Alabama Folk Life Association. 





Director of Hands On Youth Activities Program Attended The 2015 NUSA Conference Held In Houston Texas

Juliette Watts attended the Neighborhood USA conference held in Houston, Texas this pass May.  The conference was very rewarding to the Hands On Youth program.  We had an opportunity to tour a Mobile Community Center.  Such an awesome experience.  We hope to have a Mini Mobile that can carry our program from neighborhood to neighborhood and other surrounding cities.  Teaching the art of crochet, kids cooking, sewing, planting seeds, fishing and other age old traditional arts. Building communities and creating lasting change is what we are on board doing.





                                              In The News 2007-2009                    

 At Your School with Fox 6 News

Students at Whatley Elementary School participated in Hands On Youth Activities Program had an opportunity to show their crochet projects on Fox  6 News. 

North Birmingham Regional Library nominated Juliette Watts, director of Hands On Youth Activities Program, Inc. for voluntary her time and talents for programs with youth at the North Birmingham Regional Library.



Our youth enjoy their fishing expeditions.  We provide meaningful and joyable fishing opportunities for our youth.  The parents are encouraged to participate with their children.  Some were first timers, others were more experience.  The kids develop skills that will provide life long experiences. 


Hands On Youth Activities Program, Juliette Watts received The Library Champion Award from Jefferson County Public Library Association.


Hands On Youth Activities Program, Juliette Watts was Spotlighted 



Central Alabama Women's Business Center "Client Spotlight" Click Below


Hands On Youth Activities Program, Inc. help North Birmingham Library teens with their culinary skills.



Hands On Youth Activities Program became a part of the National Mentor Movement and we participate in the National Mentor Movement Fair



Our youth took part in the Special Olympic Winter Games Scarf Making Project for three years.


In The News 2004 - 2006

Hands On Youth Activities Program, Inc. had an opportunity to be a part of UAB Kid’s College.

North Birmingham Regional Library Letter of Support for director of Hands On Youth Activities Program, Inc., Juliette Watts.



Hands On Youth Activities Program, Inc. student Andrea, master the art of crocheting by finishing beginning, intermediated, and advance levels of crochet.  Her skills were so advance, she made a two pieces suit with hat and scarf included.  Afterwards, she wanted to try the art of knitting.  Andrea is mastering the art of knitting and the techniques come very easy for her.  She's in the process of knitting a scarf.


Hands On Youth Activities Program, “Putting Youth First