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Upcoming Summer Events

Summer Youth Workshops Coming in July

Join us again this year for our annual Summer Youth workshops from Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 19 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We offer a safe place for children to have fun, learn, and develop skills. Registration is required. Scan the QR Code on the flyer below or call at 845.522.6866 for more information.

May 2024

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Workshop Cyber Awareness and Social Media Safety

The Love Quest Foundation in collaboration with Saving Our Tomorrow held a workshop on Thursday, May 2 at the Poughkeepsie Boys and Girls Club to enlighten youth about the benefits and risks of social media and how to navigate it safely and responsibly.

April 2024

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Donuts With Dads Workshop

On Thursday, April 18 at the Early Learning Center, the Love Quest Foundation held a morning filled with love, laughter, and delicious donuts to celebrate the precious connections between fathers and their children. Donuts with Dads provided a warm, welcoming environment for families to strengthen their bonds, create lasting memories, and reinforce the importance of quality time spent together.

March 2024

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Self Care Stations Workshop

Join The Love Quest Foundation, Saving Our Tomorrow, and Parents Today for the Youth of Tomorrow along with Courtney Albert, Give Way to Freedom, for a conversation on human trafficking and domestic violence awareness. We will also have self-care stations, informational resources, and finger foods and desserts. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 12-4 p.m.

The Trolley Barn | 489 Main Street | Poughkeepsie

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Workshop

On Friday, March 1, Love Quest Executive Director held a workshop for TRAC Arts Program youth about the warning signs and best practices when establishing relationships.

February 2024

Seed of Love Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Workshop

On Tuesday, February 27, Freedom Gerard, SEAmarron Farmstead and 1 Freedom 4 All founder and Jamai Leigh, Life Flows Through Every Body founder, held a workshop for youth teaching them how to improve their community and the planet through farming. Participants received a planter, seeds, compost, and water to put what they learn into practice.

LA Arts & Culture Immersion Trip

Love Quest Foundation sponsored an arts and culture immersion trip to Los Angeles, California from February 15-21. Thanks to parents for allowing your most precious cargo to travel with us on another Love Quest journey. Thanks, too, to City Council Member Nedra Thompson and others for your sponsorship, and to collaborators, chaperones, mentors, and tour guides for your support and assistance.

Youth had an incredible and most memorable time attending studio sessions, panel discussions, confidence coaching with 8x Grammy nominated singer MAJOR, information sessions in music publishing 101 with Haskel Jackson, 7x Grammy nominated producer and SESAC, an organization representing songwriters and producers. We also had a tour of the Grammy Museum and Pepperdine University and spent some down time in Venice Beach.

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Journaling Workshop

On Thursday, February 15, Youth On A Mission founder Natalie Hunt shared the benefits of journaling and how it can help youth identify and plan their future goals and tap into their inner creativity.

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Self Care Crafts Workshop

On Wednesday, February 7 at our community partner, Marc’s Friends, Life Flows Through Every Body founder and Waking Up For School Is Cool! author, Jamai Leigh, conducted a workshop to create crafts and teach kids about sickle cell.

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Exploring Health Literacy Through Music Workshop

Boston Conservatory and New York University alum and Reach Academy music instructor Reggie Bennett held a music workshop to empower teens with essential health knowledge through interactive music-based activities.

January 2024

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Individual Power of Collectivity Workshop

Join primary care physician Dr. Nicole Lee on Monday evening, January 29, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. for a workshop on the power of working together.

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Dream Boards Workshop

To honor the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. , the late civil rights leader who is well known for his “I Have A Dream” speech, our Dream Boards workshop on Sunday, January 28, 2024 helped youth create a dream board of the vision they have for their future. Community partners include Life Flows Through Every Body and Growing and Empowering Myself and My Sisters.

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Self Care Workshop

On Friday, January 26, 2024 from 12-4 p.m. , Love Quest held its Youth Wellness Self Care workshop to share information on physical and mental health.

Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Workshop for Student Athletes

On Friday, January 19, 2024 from 4-7 p.m. at the Dulce Cafe, 307 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, youth are invited to join Coach Anthony Slade for an evening of football, chess and conversation on managing distractions and maintaining mental and physical wellness. Poughkeepsie High School Football Sign Up, too!

For more information, contact Coach Slade at [email protected] or 845.654.4087

December 2023

Remembering Meca Cole: A Workshop Honoring Her Birthday

Join us on December 20 to learn a few ABCs of audio visual production!

To honor the birthday of Meca Cole, our friend and lead director who passed away in August, join us via Zoom for a behind the scenes look as we jumpstart our 2024 awareness and prevention campaign and to learn a few ABCs of audio visual production.

Introspective Rhythm School House Rock Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 | 7 p.m.

Meca was lead director on Love Quest’s first video campaign — I’m Taking Off — and also worked in pre-production on our second video, Distractions. At this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Music production using Soundtrap, an online cross-platform digital audio workstation.
  • Creating storyboards to develop shot by shot video illustrations.

Announcing Introspective Rhythm Youth Wellness Workshops

Beginning December 13, 2023 and running through March 2024, The Love Quest Foundation, along with the New York State Department of Health and community partners will bring youth in the Mid-Hudson region wellness workshops to promote wellness and improve health literacy.

November 2023

Love Quest Collaborative Workshops with Community Partners through December 22

The Love Quest Foundation has joined forces with Save Our Tomorrow to offer Personal Safety and Personal Hygiene workshops Tuesday evenings on November 21, December 5, and December 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory at 8 North Cherry Street.

All workshops conclude on Friday, December 22.

October 2023

Love Quest Collaborative Workshops with Community Partners, October 10-December 22

The Love Quest Foundation is joining forces with Save Our Tomorrow to provide collaborative workshops at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory at 8 North Cherry Street in Poughkeepsie every other Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. beginning October 10.

Love Quest Executive Director Josayne Anderson-Tejera and Jasmaine Clay, Founder of Save Our Tomorrow are working in solidarity to offer community residents Personal Safety and Personal Hygiene workshops.

We hope you will join us on October 10 | October 24 | November 21 | December 5 | December 19. No workshop will be held on November 7, Election Day.

August 2023

August 5 Red Carpet Affair Spotlights “Distractions” Video

July 2023

Annual Youth Summer Workshops Begin July 5

The Love Quest Foundation is holding its annual Youth Summer Workshops from Wednesday, July 25 through Friday, August 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie. Activities include music production, financial literacy, gardening, restorative justice, fitness, and self care. There will be weekly field trips and daily snacks.

For more information, contact 845.522.6886 or [email protected].

June 2023

Love Quest Attends Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans, Louisiana

The Love Quest Foundation attended the 2023 Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans at the 2023 Essence Festival from June 29 through July 3. We are so grateful for the support of so many without whom we would not have been able to extend this experience to local young men and women.

Check out the event in Gallery

May 2023

Annual HV Gives Event

Each year, Love Quest participates with Hudson Valley Gives — the 24-hour online day of giving hosted by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. Thanks to those who so generously participated.

Love Quest Hosts Self-Care Event Young Women

The Love Quest Foundation in collaboration with Saving Our Tomorrow and Taking It To The Streets hosted “That Girl Self Care Event” on May 13 from 2-6 p.m. to provide them with self-care routines, cosmetology hacks, and ways to accentuate their natural styles.

April 2023

Love Quest Foundation’s Seeds of Love Event in Honor of Earth Day 2023

The Love Quest’s Seeds of Love event in April was led by Hector Gerardo and Elizabeth Guerra — co-founders of SEAmarron Farmstead and E&G Community Builders in Danbury, Connecticut. They are improving access to fresh food in Connecticut’s cities through urban farms, community gardens, and educational programs and giving the next generation of activist farmers the tools they need to pick up the mantle.

Youth were given a mini planter, seeds, compost, and a bottle of water to put what they were learning about farming into practice.

February 2023

Introspective Rhythm Red Carpet Event

Love Quest, in collaboration with The Children’s Village, held a red carpet event for the 2022 Introspective Rhythm Youth Summer Workshop on Wednesday, February 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Reach Academy in West Harrison where we featured music productions and other works by participants.

Safe Harbor Event

The Love Quest Foundation also held an event for young women in the Safe Harbor Program.

October 26, 2022

On Wednesday evening, October 26, The Love Quest Foundation hosted its Introspective Rhythm Red Carpet Affair for the participants of the 2022 Free Summer Workshop Series held in July and August.

The event featured participants creative writing, songwriting, and music production works, and a recap of variety of workshops and outings they attended.

July-August 2022

Monday, July 11-Friday, August 19, 2022: Youth ages 11-18 interested in creative writing, journaling, and music production attended its Free Summer Workshop Series. Activities took place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie.

Workshops included creative writing, music production, introduction to songwriting, journal writing, audio visual projects, mindfulness, self care and fitness, along with field trips. Snacks will be provided.

May 2022

Wednesday, May 18: Love Quest participated in Hudson Valley Gives one-day fundraiser.

April 2022

Friday, April 8: Love Quest’s I’m Taking Off Red Carpet Premiere

February 2022

Tuesday, February 22: Joint Interview with Alvin Notice, The Tiana Angelique Notice Foundation

Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21: Filmed I’m Taking Off music video [In partnership with The Art Effect Spark Studio]

Monday, February 14: LAMIK Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

Sunday, February 13: LAMIK Instagram Live Valentine’s Day Edition and Blog Feature Lady of the Month–Love Quest Executive Director Josayne Anderson-Tejera

Saturday, February 5: Teens Under Construction H.E.R [Hip-Hop Empowering Resilience] Workshop