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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LSF's College Night Oct. 21

Latino Student Fund's College Night takes place Tuesday, October 21 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Mary Graydon Center on the American University Campus (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW).

Opportunity Scholarship Program will start accepting apps October 18!

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) provides District residents K-12 scholarships to enroll their children in a DC private school. Scholarship awards are up to $12,572 for high school and $8,381 for elementary and middle schools. OSP will begin accepting applications at the following events:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Twitter chat Storified: What do today's high school graduates need to know?

Deadline: Oct. 20 for The Anne Frank Center USA National Essay Contest

The Center believes, as Anne did, that children matter and can make a positive difference. In honor of Anne and the National Day on Writing, we are sponsoring an essay contest to inspire young people to think about the consequences of intolerance, racism, and discrimination, as well as ways the next generation can build a world based on mutual respect.

The Anne Frank Center USA National Essay Contest is open to middle schoolers (grades 5-8).

Those who enter will respond to one of the several questions posed by the Center and refer to Diary of a Young Girl and/or Tales from the Secret Annex. Essays should be original and 500-700 words. More requirements, including submitting the essay are in the guidelines (PDF).

Monday, October 6, 2014

Child- and youth-related items from Oct. 6 Funding Alert

Highlights from the October 6 edition are:
  • Education, Youth Development, Community Benefit & Disaster Relief Grants
  • Family Literacy Programs
  • Youth Garden Grants

This edition also includes previously highlighted opportunities.

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It Takes a District: Tools and Tips for Families to Prevent Bullying Oct. 18

The D.C. Office of Human Rights and the Mayor's Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force are holding It Takes a District: Tools and Tips for Families to Prevent Bullying October 18 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Ave NE).

The event is FREE and lunch will be served.

The day begins with a resource fair, at which families can learn about bullying prevention from government agencies, nonprofit organizations and schools. Professionals will be available to meet individually with families to create family bullying prevention plans.

Registration is optional.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Music in the Facebook post of the day (10/3/14)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Our future in business in the Tweet of the day (10/2/14)

Help a Boy Scout improve a section of Fort Stanton Park Oct. 18-19, do good in the world

Boy Scout Greyson Acquaviva has the ambitious goal of making improvements to Civil War Defenses of Washington's Fort Stanton, Mile Marker 1.2, on 28th Street SE. Greyson's plan involves removing invasive plants and installing water bars (the wood in the pic below). Greyson can't do this himself and needs our help.

Greyson Acquaviva's Eagle Scout Project at Civil War Defenses of Washington (where you can sign up to volunteer) and the project website both describe the needs with the latter providing planning and other info.

OCY wanted to help Greyson recruit volunteers and so we asked him to answer some questions. We hope you will find the project, and Greyson, as interesting as we do!

Q: Tell me a little about yourself. Why did you become a Boy Scout? Why have you stayed in?
My name is Greyson Acquaviva and I'm 15 years old. I am an active member and Life Scout, the highest rank before Eagle, in Capitol Hill Scouts Troop 500. I go to the Howard Gardner School in Alexandria Virginia. I live with two parents and three dogs. I became a boy scout because I loved going on hikes and being outdoors. I had a cabin that really fused my spark in cub scouts and even boy scouts. I actually was in cub scouts and that was really fun. I had lots of friends within my Cub Scouts pack. Two of them were really close to me. One of them, Jack, went to my school so I knew him a lot better than most scouts. Then there was a younger Cub Scout, Ryan, with whom I had a very good relationship with because his mom was one of the leaders for the Cub Scout pack. I helped him find his love of Boy Scouts and now he is hopefully going to be in our troop. I have stayed in Boy Scouts because it gives opportunities to learn something new and you get to do stuff you normally don’t do. I also stayed in scouts because I have always wanted to be an eagle scout and I just have one more step to making this dream become a reality. Boy Scouts is like another home to me because I hang out with awesome people, we cook really good food, go on fantastic trips together, and have awesome opportunities to do some good in the world.

Q: What got you interested in the Civil War and/or Civil War defenses and Fort Stanton in particular?
I have always been a huge history lover, especially as I have gotten older. It started in 6th grade with a great history teacher. We learned a lot about ancient history and I always loved the projects we did. I asked her if we were going to learn about American history and she said that in 8th grade, we would be learning that. What got me interested in historical wars was this cool TV show called Decisive Battles of the Ancient World which my teacher let us watch. It talked about battle formations, tactics, the history behind it, etc. In 8th grade, I had a new history teacher who was pretty cool too. We learned about American history and my favorite part was when we talked about the Civil War. I knew that I lived near a historical park and fort (Fort Stanton), which was involved with the Civil War. I never knew why until she talked about this specific fort. It’s is hidden history gem and is right near me.

Q: What do you think people should know about Fort Stanton and the role it played in the Civil War?
What’s really cool about Fort Stanton was that it was on the edge of the border marking Union land with Confederate land all around in front of them. Fort Stanton’s sole purpose was to protect the navy yard and to guard the bridge between Anacostia and Washington. If the Confederates were able to get by that fort, the Union probably would have lost. What’s really amazing is that it never did battle with any Confederates.

Q: What do you hope people get out of the volunteer experience?
There are a couple of things that I hope people get out of the volunteer experience. The first thing is that I hope that people will go to this park a lot more and make sure it is well maintained. This park has eroded a lot over the past couple of years, trashed and littered upon, and is overgrown with invasive species, mainly English Ivy. I also hope that people will get an appreciation of the hard work the National Park Service does to keep our historical parks and trails in good condition. I am grateful to Ranger Kevin Barry for working with me throughout the past 12 months to create this project to help one of the National Park Service’s parks. Finally, I hope young people will get interested Scouting because it is great opportunity to try new things and it is a lot of fun.

Q: Is there anything else you want to add?
I would greatly appreciate volunteers. It will be a lot of fun and you would be doing a great service to the park. Volunteers who work a full 3-hour shift will get either lunch, a big snack, or dinner. If you want to volunteer, contact me via email or you can sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4DA9A62EA2F94-greyson.

Remember, you can help Greyson improve Fort Stanton Park for all of us. Sign up to volunteer October 18 or 19.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A leader in Tweet of the day (9/30/14)

Help young artists turn trash into art!

Contact Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (202-547-6839) to find out how you can help!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Child- and youth-related items from Sept. 29 Funding Alert

The one highlight from the September 29 edition is 2014 Keds Change Community, Change Your World Grant.

This edition also includes previously highlighted opportunities.

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Students in the Tweet of the day (9/29/14)

The Washington Performing Arts Fall Arts Fair October 5 keeps getting better!

The Washington Performing Arts has just released exciting information: Details about the October 5, Noon - 5:00 pm Fall Arts Fair!

  • Music from FJ Music Fusion and DC native progressive hip hop artist Christylez Bacon
  • Dance by Silk Road Dance Company
  • Dance with Nomad Dancers and also Rhythmaya Dance for a Bollywood Dance Party

There will also be free workshops, demonstrations and food.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sports and academics in the Tweet of the day (9/26/14)

October 6 chat for mental health

Young people are encouraged to participate in the one-hour national dialogue about taking care of their mental health. The dialogue takes place Monday, October 6. All young people have to do is to gather a group of 3-4 people for an hour. The how-tos are available by clicking the image above.

For those who want to participate but don't have a group, joining the Twitter chat using the hash tag #TextTalkAct is a good option.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Collective Action for Safe Spaces seeks interns - perfect for those under 24!

Collective Action for Safe Spaces Internships

FREE child sexual abuse prevention training

Safe Shores is offering FREE Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training sessions this fall. The interactive training teaches adults how to recognize, respond to and prevent child sexual abuse. Upcoming training sessions are being held October 21, November 20 and December 17.

Learn more and register.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Child- and youth-related items from Sept. 22 Funding Alert

Highlights from the September 22 edition are:
  • Let's Play Community Construction Grants
  • Youth Volunteers Honored - The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

This edition also includes previously highlighted opportunities.

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Sports and academics in the Tweet of the day (9/22/14)

Celebrate new Sherwood Rec Center Sept. 27

NEW: Ombudsman for public ed 2014 annual report

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Basics on Enterovirus D68 for parents/caregivers

On September 18, DOH Director Dr. Joxel Garcia sent a letter to public school parents about preventing the spread of Enterovirus D68.    The letter is also below.   DOH has also shared an easy-to-read and -understand graphic.   See below.

Enterovirus D68 Parent and Guardian Update FINAL

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Child- and youth-related items from Sept. 15 Funding Alert

Highlights from the September 15 edition are:
  • Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant
  • National Technical Resource Center for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention (HHS)
  • Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Program (HHS)

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Youth leadership in the Tweet of the day (9/18/14)

Walk to School Day is October 8

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Art in the Tweet of the day (9/17/14)

Back to School Garden Tour Sept. 28

Participate in the Back to School Garden Tour for FREE Sunday, September 28 from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm.

OSSE's School Garden Program and BicycleSPACE are co-sponsoring the bike tour around DC to visit some of our many school gardens. Participants will learn about some of the wonderful school gardens in the city, eat delicious produce, and enjoy a free lunch.

Register today since space is limited.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

National (Car) Seat Check Saturday, Sept. 20

The last day of Child Passenger Safety Week 2014 features a day-long car seat safety check station.

Saturday, September 20 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at MPD's Traffic Division (501 New York Avenue NW), installation experts will make sure

  1. parents and other caregivers have the correct car seat (booster seat) for their child
  2. car seats are installed properly

Reports DDOT, "Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts."

Child abuse stats in the Tweet of the day (9/16/14)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bike riding in the Tweet of the day (9/15/14)

Save the date: Washington Performing Arts Fall Arts Fair, October 5

The Washington Performing Arts Fall Arts Fair takes place Sunday, October 5 from Noon - 5:00 pm at THEARC (1901 Mississippi Ave SE).A complimentary shuttle will run between the Southern Avenue Metro (on the Green line) and THEARC. Ample free parking will also be available.

The family event, inspired by the art and culture of the Silk Road, will feature with activities and performances from around the globe and

  • Face painting
  • Art activities for all ages
  • Henna designs
  • Bollywood dance lessons
  • Food vendors

Here's the event flyer (PDF).

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Music in the Tweet of the day (9/11/14)

Getting organized for the school year


There's still time to get organized for the new school year and this tip from Uncommon Designs makes it easy with step-by-step instructions and pictures.

Go on over to Homework Station { Portable DIY Crate } so you (and your kids) can create a one-of-a-kind homework station crate of your child's very own!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Child- and youth-related items from Sept. 8 Funding Alert

Highlights from the September 8 edition are:
  • Before -School Physical Activity Programs
  • Juvenile Justice Programs
  • Technology Programs for Teens
  • Youth /Hearing or Sight Impaired

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Back to School Night in the Tweet of the day (9/8/14)

Boo at the Zoo: Tickets on sale Sept. 10


Boo at the Zoo, which takes place October 24-26, will feature more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats and decorated trails. An event for the whole family, attendees will receive traditional chocolates, nutritious snacks, souvenirs and other items.

Costumes are encouraged. This event is best for those aged 4-12 and parents, of course!

FONZ members may purchase tickets online starting September 10 at 10:00 am and non-members may purchase tickets online beginning September 22.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

First Week Flashback brought to you by DCPS

First Week Flashback highlights the first week back to school for students and teachers at DC Public Schools. Take a look at the great photos by Satsun Photography/Beverlie Lord such as the one below.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Tweet of the day (9/5/14)

Pictures, 1,000 words. Help us tell the story of summer 2014.

Did your kids have fun this summer? Do you have photos to prove it? Do you run a program and have snaps?

If so, please share with One City Youth. We'd like to show the variety of things children and youth did this summer. Slide shows would appear on the blog and One City Youth website.

Email pics to OCY, onecityyouth@dc.gov.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sing, Talk & Read at the @dcpl STAR Family Festival Sept. 13

The Saturday, September 13, 11:00 am STAR Family Festival: Sing, Talk & Read takes place at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St NW).

The event features lots of fun and educational activities including:

  • Fun activities, crafts and games for children
  • Free children's books
  • Live entertainment by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and drummer Jali-D
  • Safety, health and education resources for your child
  • Workshops for parents to support your child's early learning
  • Door prizes including $200 gift baskets and other giveaways
  • Face painting
  • Photo opportunities with costumed characters including Clifford the Big Red Dog (super yay!!)

Other event features are free lunch, special guest appearances from WKYS FM Shorty de Prince and Angie Ange.

More information is available by calling DC Public Library, (202) 727-0321.

Tweet of the day (9/4/14)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

50 essential DC history books for adults. What about for kids?

50 Essential Washington DC History Books is exactly as the title suggests. H-DC (a website and community all about the history of DC) is looking for additions to this list. The 2011 list, shown in the H-DC post, was compiled by DC Public Library Washingtoniana Division and the DC Center for the Book.

Some titles currently on the list are:

  • Jonetta Rose Barras, The last of the Black emperors: the hollow comeback of Marion Barry in the new age of Black leaders
  • Elizabeth Clark-Lewis (ed), First freed: Washington, D.C. in the emancipation era
  • Louise Daniel Hutchinson, The Anacostia story, 1608-1930
  • Harry Jaffe and Tom Sherwood, Dream city: race, power, and the decline of Washington, D.C.
  • Keith E. Melder, City of magnificent intentions: a history of Washington, District of Columbia

Are there titles you would suggest for children and youth? Are some of the titles on the H-DC list appropriate for the younger set? Email One City Youth and we'll publish the list.

Tweet of the day (9/2/14)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Child- and youth-related items from Sept. 1 Funding Alert

Highlights from the September 1 edition are:
  • Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HHS)
  • Sexual/Gender Justice
  • E2 Energy to Educate Grants
  • 2015 Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops - For Heart Grant Program

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Tweet of the day (9/1/14)

Learning about Labor Day

And for more fun and learning, take the Union Plus Labor Day Quiz. Even if the kids in your family or program don't know the correct answers, the quiz offers some teaching moments!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One City Youth's on Facebook!

There's more than one way to follow what's going on with and on behalf of children and youth in the District. One City Youth's on Facebook!

Not on Facebook? Follow OCY on Twitter, @OneCityYouth.

Tweet of the day (8/27/14)

What? Teens of Distinction is hiring? Sign me up!

DC Public Library's Teens of Distinction program is a

year-round employment program for D.C. teens. Teens of Distinction are expected to be leaders in the library and among their peers.

The application deadline is September 12 so tell teens TODAY about this terrific leadership and employment opportunity!

Monday, August 25, 2014

National Book Festival's schedule

The National Book Festival is jam-packed full of fun stuff for kids and teens. One example is the schedule―full of author events. Events for children and teens take place throughout the day (Saturday, August 30).

To make the festival even more accessible, the Library of Congress has created a webpage for Kids and Teachers. This online resource allows users to search by author, color bookmarks (past and present), participate in the Eye Spy activity for this year's festival poster, and much more.

New feature: Child- and youth-related items from The Funding Alert

Starting this week, OCY will feature highlights from the Office of Partnerships and Grant Services' The Funding Alert. According to the OPGS website,
The Funding Alert is a weekly electronic bulletin produced by the Office of Partnerships and Grant Services that highlights competitive grant opportunities and related resource announcements for eligible community, faith-based, and 501 (c) (3) nonprofits organizations, as well as local government agencies.

Highlights from the August 25 (PDF) edition are:

  • Social Services Community Grants (OAPIA)
  • Preschool Development Grants: Expansion Grants (DOE)
  • Education K-12 Field Trips
OPGS is a proud OCY partner.

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Tweet of the day (8/25/14)

#BeautificationDay Storified

Sunday, August 24, 2014

DC Public Schools' Brown discussion teacher's guide

DC Public Schools recently issued Brown discussion teacher's guide (PDF). According to the website,
Recent events in Ferguson, MO involving the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown have prompted a range of emotions in the U.S. To support DCPS teachers who wish to integrate this teachable moment into their classrooms, resources have been developed.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

2014 #BeautificationDay volunteers Storified

Reminder: Kids Ride Free


Participation in the DC Kids Ride Free program (part of the School Transit Subsidy Program) requires a DC One Card, free to all children and youth who live in the District.

According to DDOT,

DC Kids Ride Free on Bus Program Guidelines (effective August 18, 2014 to June 30, 2015)
When traveling to and from school, Monday to Friday, students can FLASH their DC One Card during the regular free hours (5:30 am to 8 pm). Students must use a registered DC One Card to get their FREE pass uploaded to their card.

The 2014-2015 School Year
Students should keep their DC One Cards they had received during the last academic year and summer session. If students lose their DC One Card before the start of the 2014-2015 school year, they must obtain another one before school starts. Students can register their DC One Cards and check their 2014-2015 eligibility as early as Monday, August 18, 2014.

More from DDOT about the program.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Washington Informer's back-to-school issue

The special edition contains a message from DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, information about the value of immunizations, a list of public charter schools in DC, and much more.


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Mayor Gray and community enjoy Broccoli City Smile Project Back to School Festival

To see the pictures on Facebook, click the above image.

Tweet of the day (8/21/14)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

See the new #ShowOff vid Aug. 23 at RFK!

The Department of Health will premiere the new youth social marketing campaign #ShowOff at the Trillectro Music Festival Saturday, August 23 at Noon at RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol St NE).

#ShowOff is a youth empowerment campaign that encourages DC youth to show off their talents, interests, and the positive things they do in their homes, schools, and communities through social media and peer-to-peer engagement.

The music video titled, "DC Made Me (ShowOff)" reflects the positive message of being proud of who you are and being young in DC. #ShowOff selected 17 year-old Jason Goolsby a.k.a Kid Kwesi (@IAMJKIDD97) and 15 year-old Demi Stratmon a.k.a Demi the Dancer to record a song and film a music video with a local producer and management company.

Follow #ShowOff on Twitter: @DC_ShowOff.


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Tweet of the day (8/20/14)

Free college fair Sept. 20

Xi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation are holding their second annual college fair Saturday, September 20 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at 4411 14th St NW.

Students in grades 9 through 12 will be able to

  • Meet college representatives
  • Learn about financial aid

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tweets of the day (8/22/14)

UDC program brought out the inner scientists in teens

Over here at One City Youth, we're jealous of the young folks who participated in UDC's 2014 Summer Bridge Program in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences program. Why? Well, let's start with the fact the youth participants got to work outside in water, dirt and with plants. Field work was performed in Rock Creek Park, the UDC Van Ness Campus and the Muirkirk Agricultural Research Farm in Beltsville, MD.

Next, the youth had the opportunity to learn how to use very cool equipment. Finally, they got to learn all kinds of useful science stuff. And by stuff we mean environmental computing, cloud computing, sustainability, water quality, climate change, engineering design and mobile technologies.

2014 Summer Bridge STEM Course Concludes walks readers through the highlights of the program. Perhaps the most interesting part of the summer was the work the young people did on their capstone projects.

The projects were:
  1. Nathnael Eshetu and Heran Tatek: Solar Power for Food, Energy and Water (evaluating the potential benefit of photovoltaic power at Muirkirk Farm
  2. Lataija Gilmore, Kevon Johnson and Semale Stafford: Orthophosphate Analysis in soil
  3. Niles Townsend and Joel Crooms-Porter: Aquaponics System: Nutrient Cycle (water difference in aquaponic tanks)
  4. Courtney George, Amen Hailu and Sofia Cisneros: Potomac River vs. Rock Creek River Quality

The post is an interesting read and you'll learn about all the cool things College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences does with students, faculty and the community for the benefit of us all.

More pictures from the program, on Facebook.

Tweet of the day (8/19/14)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Words Beats and Life is looking for interns!

Words Beats and Life (WBL) has several internship opportunities available. WBL is looking for:
  • Marketing Intern(s)
  • Decipher Interns (Hip-Hop Radio Show on WPFW 89.3 FM)
  • Fundraising/Development Intern(s)

It's easy to apply. Visit Idealist's WBL page to learn more about the positions and the way to apply.

Tweet of the day (8/18/14)

Middle schoolers have fun and learn in New England

More than 100 middle schoolers spent time in New Hampshire this summer as part of the College Success Foundation's Higher Education Readiness Opportunity (HERO) program. According to the story on fosters.com, DC kids experience NH coast, the students visited colleges and universities and spent time at the Seacoast Science Center "learning about intertidal ecology, forest ecology, sharks and geology."

From the online story:

According to HERO Advisor William Walker, "We want to push these kids out of their comfort zones; to broaden their horizons. Getting them involved in hands on learning is the best way to expose them to new opportunities and promote life preparedness."

Walker noted that 95 percent of the students enrolled in the HERO program graduate from high school as compared to the 3 percent high school graduation rate for the district. HERO offers support to the students throughout the year, with advisors working on-site during the school year.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

News from School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens

The latest from School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens:
DCPS Beautification Day Crew Chiefs needed. Project leaders are needed to organize and supervise the various school-readiness tasks including bulletin board decoration and much more! Anyone interested in crew chiefing should email Cedric Hendricks, cedrickhendricks@msn.com.

Look at the great classroom supplies donated!

Follow @WallsAtFS_HSA on Twitter.

Tweet of the day (8/17/14)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Georgetown University Athletics programs for children and youth

Georgetown University Athletics has just announced Hoya Kids Club membership information. Memberships are available to kids in 8th grade and below; the cost is $25 per child. Benefits include:
  • Four free tickets to three select Georgetown Men's Basketball games
  • Free admission to all other regular season (non-men's basketball) sporting events
  • Special invitation to clinics, events and meet & greets with current Hoyas
  • E-Birthday card from Jack the Bulldog (the BEST benefit!)
  • Opportunity to be a ball kid during games

Georgetown University Athletics also recently announced that swim lessons for kids are also on tap this fall. Lessons are offered for kids from 2 1/2 to 10 years old. Registration starts in mid-August. Learn more online.

Tweet of the day (8/15/14)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Free school supplies, Aug. 22

Kids, get making some art for the DC State Fair Kids Art Contest

The theme of the 2014 DC State Fair Kids' Art Contest is "Reduce Reuse Repurpose." That means found or repurposed objects AND dried legumes.

Other requirements and information:

  • Art can be 2 or 3 dimensional
  • Contest winners will be judged on: creativity (30%), originality (30%), relevance to theme "Reduce Reuse Repurpose" (30%), use of found objects and legumes (10%)
  • The drop-off and judging schedule will be available at www.dcstatefair.org/event-details
  • There will be a prize for each age group and the winners may be displayed on the Kid Power DC and DC State Fair websites as well as other Fair-related venues
  • Judging groups are Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-9

What ARE legumes, anyway?
A Legume (French) is a plant, seed, or fruit. Practically, what this means is that legumes are beans or seeds. Examples of legumes are kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas, and lentils.