Monday, June 30, 2014

One City Youth: Learn and Share!

One City Youth (OCY) is the go-to resource for learning and sharing information and events for children, youth, and families!

One City Youth uses several social media platforms and we encourage you to follow and actively engage One City Youth online. Our three main platforms are the following:, @onecityyouth, and this blog. Learn how to stay connected with OCY and share information with us!

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Early childhood reading Twitter chat Storified

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Isn't it time we told her she's pretty brilliant, too?

If you've not seen the latest Verizon video, it's definitely worth watching. HuffPost's Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty explains why.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

We love @KidsandProse

Do you follow @KidsandProse? You should and here's why: This Twitter account for the Politics & Prose Children and Teens Department shares P&P author events information, links to book reviews, directs followers to informative and thoughtful media stories, and above all, shares the love of reading!

Some of our favorite @KidsandProse Tweets:

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Graduation Requirements and Competency-Based Learning Summit

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Friday, June 27, 2014

DPR's July 4th holiday schedule

The Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the agency's 4th of July schedule. The announcement details which facilities will be open and closed―hint: only Wilson will be open on July 4.

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DC partners with FoodCorps to promote healthy eating among children

OSSE's recent news―OSSE Launches Initiative to Increase Healthy Eating among District Students―means great things for children and youth in DC. Thirteen AmeriCorps service members will engage children in learning about healthy food, how it grows, and where it comes from, and ensuring they have access to these foods every day during the 2014-15 school year. The AmeriCorps members will be placed in public schools and community-based organizations.

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Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy: Summer Program

Know a child in Ward 7 or 8 who likes baseball? Encourage them to enroll in the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Summer Academy on Monday, June 30. This five-week session for children who live east of the Anacostia River is designed to develop baseball and softball skills and prevent summer learning loss through academic enrichment.

The scholar-athletes will attend the summer program five days a week and will practice and play baseball and softball while honing reading, writing, science, and math skills. They will also participate in experiential learning field trips to the National Zoo, the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater, Calleva Outdoor Adventures, and the United States Botanic Garden among others. The Academy uses baseball and softball as vehicles to improve literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. The program also teaches participants healthy lifestyles through fitness, proper nutrition and cooking lessons in a safe, nurturing environment.

The Academy, which opened this spring, is a year-round educational and athletic facility designed to provide quality after-school and summer learning programs for boys and girls in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. The facility features three playing fields and an 18,000 square foot educational clubhouse with year-round batting cages, seven classrooms, a cutting-edge teaching kitchen and community event space.

YBA Summer Program

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

DCPS Afterschool Programs 2014-2015

For the academic year 2014-2015, Afterschool Programs managed by the Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP) will be offered at 57 schools!

This year, however, there is a NEW AFTERSCHOOL ENROLLMENT PROCESS. Afterschool enrollment for ALL families will now take place ONLINE at the DCPS website!

Families who visit the new online enrollment system can expect to have a customized experience based on your child and the school he/she is attending. There are TWO rounds of afterschool enrollment beginning on June 16th! Round one is from June 16 to July 11, and round two is from July 21 to August 20.

For more information on how to register, visit DCPS Beyond the Classroom.

Great activity to do with the kids: making bread in a bag!

Blogger extraordinaire Leigh Anne has a fab idea to do with the kids: make bread! Her recent post Bread in a Bag provides all the info you need to set your kids in motion as cooks. Leigh Anne will share other recipes over the summer and we'll cover what we can.

Be sure to check out other posts on her blog Your Homebased Mom.

DC DMV Announces New Safe Driving Campaign

The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) announced the launch of The Parent's Supervised Driving Program, an innovative new program sponsored by Ford Motor Company and State Farm that is designed to prevent one of the major causes of death and injury for teens on the road.

This program is funded by the sponsorship of State Farm and Ford Motor Company and provides parents and guardians with an easy to follow plan to help their teenagers become safe and responsible drivers. The free tool optimizes the 50 hours of parental supervised driving required for the approximately 5,000 District of Columbia teens seeking learner's permits each year. The guide contains information and lessons on licensing qualifications, driving basic, parental pointers, and more!

Check out the full article by Vanessa E. Newton here.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Concerned about safety? Participate in the June 26 chat with DPW and DCRA

It's important to keep the community safe for children and youth! Illegal dumping/vacant lots can be a source of all sorts of danger and a concern for kids and teenagers. To address this problem, representatives from the Department of Public Works and the Department of Consumer and Department Regulatory Affairs will address how the city is managing vacant lots and illegal dumping during a live, online chat Thursday, June 26 from Noon - 1:00 pm.

Participants can use this opportunity to discuss problem areas and receive status updates on previous requests. To participate in the session once it has begun, place "" into your search browser or visit DPW online and select "About DPW" and then "DPW Live Chat" at the top right of DPW's homepage. Transcripts of all chat sessions can be reviewed after the session by following these same instructions.

WHAT: Live, One-Hour Chat to Discuss Vacant Lots and Illegal Dumping
WHEN: Thursday, June 26, Noon - 1:00 pm

The First Lady promotes healthy school lunches on Twitter

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Looking for free summer meals? is now home to the just-launched searchable DC Free Summer Meals Program map! When you go to the website, look for the map, click, and voila! You can search the map and find the free meals site closest to the address you typed in. You can also look around to find other locations.

Be sure to check the map regularly; we're adding sites all the time.

Interested in the meals being served? Follow @OneCityYouth on Twitter for the menu.

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Lions, Tigers, and Red Pandas...Oh My!

When was the last time YOU visited your National Zoo?

When planning summer activities for families, camps can be a HUGE help but planning some days on your own can be just as fun, if not more fun! As residents of the District of Columbia, we are blessed with access to hundreds of museums right outside of our front door. It's easy to take these opportunities for granted but it's important to remember not to!

The National Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the United States, and as part of the Smithsonian Institution, offers free admission. You can find 2,000 animals of 400 different species at the National Zoo. These animals include giant pandas, aquatic animals, Asian elephants, and my personal favorite, Rusty the red panda!

Additionally, the National Zoo offers a slew of free daily programs from everything from lemur feeding to sea lion talks. Be sure sure to check out the website beforehand to plan your visit and to download activity sheets like scavenger hunts! There's even an app for it.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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Community event on Kennedy St NW June 28

Kennedy Street Development Association is sponsoring a festival Saturday, June 28 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The event will take place on Kennedy St NW between 3rd St NW and Georgia Ave NW and will feature local businesses, entertainers, activities for children (face painting, mural painting, skateboard, playground) and special guest.

More information about the event is online or by emailing the organization.

Friday, June 20, 2014

DC Free Summer Meal Program basics

Free training July 31: Telling Garden Stories in the Digital Age

Middle and high school teachers and garden educators are encouraged to attend the free "Telling Garden Stories in the Digital Age" by the Smithsonian Gardens and National Postal Museum. Attendees will spend the day using Smithsonian collections and tools to solve a challenge connecting gardens and civic engagement. Attendees will implement what they learn by connecting it to their own curriculum.

WHEN:Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHERE:National Postal Museum (2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Byrne Loft)


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Community Conversation on DC Education Landscape

Join the Ward Five Council on Education NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 24 for a panel discussion on the DC educational system. Representatives from eight of the agencies that comprise the DC education system will be present to give an overview of their respective organization and to talk about their daily interactions with students and their parents. You'll have the opportunity at this event to ask any questions needed in order to understand the DC education landscape. This event will help you learn how to access the resources that allow you to make the best decisions for your family.

To join, RSVP at Event Brite.

WHAT: Community Conversation on Navigating the DC Education Landscape

WHEN: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

WHERE: Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library - 5401 South Dakota Ave NE, Washington DC 20011

RaeShawn Crosson-Settles, Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Mary Lord, DC State Board of Education
Shanita Burney, District of Columbia Public Schools
Scott Pearson/Josh Henderson, DC Public Charter School Board
Erika Wadlington, DC City Council Committee on Education
David Street, Washington Teachers Union
Aryan Bocqut, My School DC
Joyanna Smith, Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to email the Ward 5 Council on Education. We hope you’ll be able to join in on the conversation!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cool down in style

The forecast for the District of Columbia for the next several days is in the 90s. Face it, it's HOT out there!

Thankfully, there are plenty of public pools for kids to use so that they can cool down in DC over the summer. Most of these pools are free or charge a small admission fee. After June 22, DPR's outdoor pools are open daily. Before bathing the kids in sunblock and leaving your home though, be sure to check the schedule online since all pools are closed one day a week for maintenance.

Additionally, there are spray parks where kids can run through these fountains and play with friends. Check out Georgetown Water Front Park, Yards Park, Canal Park, and naturally, DPR's spray parks. The Department of Parks and Recreation has opened their spray parks a week earlier than planned in response to the heat and humidity. Learn what the change means in the press release.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DC Government Speaks YOUR Language

Did you know that 10 years ago, DC passed the “Language Access Act” giving you the right to receive government services and information in your native language? 

Well, whether you knew that fact or not you should come out to the " DC Government Speaks Your Language" event June 21 at 10:00 am.


  • Small Group Discussion on Language Access Resource Fair (10:00 am – 1:30 pm): 
    • Discussion & Lunch [pre-registration required- free] 
    • Share your experience with Language Access 
    • Learn about your rights 
    • Influence how government serves you in your language 
    • Pre-register for the community dialogue and lunch:
  • Resource Fair (1:30 – 4:00 pm) [open to the public - free] 
    • Government and Community Services 
    • Health Screenings 
    • Games 
    • Children’s Activities 
    • Giveaways 
    • Entertainment
The event will be held at Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20010) [3 Blocks from Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station] Bus Routes: 60, 62, 63, 64, 70, 71,79, H8

Find out more information here.

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Safe Summer Kick Off: June 18 in SE

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Teen Summit: June 21, 2014

Calling all teenagers to the "Enjoying Today, Preparing for Tomorrow" summit taking place this weekend. Attendees will explore the triumphs and challenges facing teenagers and learn important habits and steps to create a successful tomorrow.

WHEN: Saturday, June 21 from 9:00 am-2:30 pm

WHERE: Church of the Holy Comforter (701 Oglethorpe St NW)

RSVP: RSVP online

MORE INFO: Teen Summit Flyer


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Museums in DC

Looking for a field trip site? Check out a list of museums in DC shared in the post Just how many museums are there in Washington DC? The list is embedded in the post; it is also available in Excel. On the list: Approximately 200 museums including arboretums, botanical gardens, art museums, children’s museums, history museums, science and technology centers, and more!

Historian Matthew B. Gilmore posted the list on his site Washington DC History Resources.

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Summer reading recommendations

WaPo's A summer reading list from college admissions counselors includes books for "parents, students and everybody else. The list includes books about college, other non-fiction and great fiction."

Some from the list: A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting (available at Politics & Prose), The Fault In Our Stars (available at Politics & Prose), Whistling Vivaldi (available at Politics & Prose), and Wonder (available at Politics & Prose).

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Video competition on federal juvenile justice legislation

Youth ages 13-21 are encouraged to show and discuss in a short video the impact of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) on real life people since the law was passed forty years ago. The deadline for submissions is July 1.

There are four elements concerning the care and treatment of youth in the justice system per JJDPA (according to Wikipedia):

  • Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO) -- the deinstitutionalization of status offenders and non-offenders requires that youth who are runaways, truants or curfew violators cannot be detained in juvenile detention facilities or adult jails;
  • "Sight and Sound" -- The "Sight and Sound" separation protection disallows contact between juvenile and adult offenders (i.e. if juveniles are put in an adult jail or lock up under the limited circumstances the law allows for, they must be separated from adult inmates);
  • "Jail Removal" -- The "Jail Removal" disallows the placement of youth in adult jails and lock ups except under very limited circumstances;
  • Disproportionate Minority Confinement (DMC) -- The DMC provision requires states to address the issue of over-representation of youth of color in the justice system.

The video competition is sponsored by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and is part of the organization's 40th anniversary celebration of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The winning videos will be shown at CJJ's Youth Summit in August.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Brother's Keeper: Embracing Latino Males

The National Compadres Network (NCN) recently hosted a webinar that addressed President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative (MBK).

The webinar presented a comprehensive picture of the multitude of issues that plague young Latino men in the United States. Presenters offered proven, evidence-based and culturally-grounded social emotional supports to guide young men toward healthy manhood.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Beautification Day 2014: roll up your sleeves and transform your schools

This annual District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) event is a citywide "spruce up" of all DC public school buildings in preparation for the first day of school on August 25, 2014. Help out by landscaping, picking up trash, painting, planting flowers, and other external beautification efforts. With your help, we can support over 100 schools!
Enhance your schools. Invest your time in our city's youth. Connect with your community.
Sign up for info: or (202) 719-6601

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 National Kick-Off Event for Feds Feed Families!

On June 2, 2014, USDA Secretary Vilsack and other federal executive leaders came together at a People's Garden in DC (at the Department of Agriculture) to help "knock out hunger." The event was the official kick-off for Feds Feed Families (FFF), a federal government-wide effort led by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council to collect food for the hungry during the summer.

As the National Program Manager for FFF reminded the audience, "Hunger is a real struggle. Donations drop during the summer but demand rises." Food donations are essential during the summer months when children and youth are not able to participate in the free breakfast and lunch programs. In fact, 1 in 6 people in the United States currently do not have enough access to food. And according to the Food Research Action Council's Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation (PDF), the District of Columbia's 2013 summer feeding program reached 57.9 of every 100 children and youth served during the school year free meal programs.

During the 2013 Fed Feed Families campaign, federal employees donated 8.9 million pounds of food. Although FFF did not set a specific goal for 2014, the speakers were confident that this year's donations would surpass last year's. FFF collections take place all over the United States from June 1 to August 27. During this time, federal employees are encouraged to donate commodities, canned goods, or make financial contributions to help feed our nation. In the DC metro area, donations will go to the Capital Area Food Bank. Each year CAFB serves 500,000 people. Donated before? Know how much you donated last year and beat your best! Haven't donated before? Then donate this year and help your neighbors enjoy summer and not worry about access to food!

More information is on the Feds Feed Families Facebook page.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Teaching fellows talk better teaching June 12

Creating a better school experience is what Inspired Teaching fellowships are all about. On Thursday, June 12 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm, Inspired Teaching Fellows will present the findings of their exploration of complex topics positively affecting their classrooms. The issues considered include
  • Can a teacher use kids discussions about fashion to spur student learning?
  • What can teachers do to create a classroom culture that encourages empathy? Can art bolster literacy?

Teachers will engage attendees and explain their findings using posters and visuals at the open-to-the-public event. The event takes place at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School (1328 Florida Ave NW).

Photo by Inspired Teaching.

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Awards being given for technology that changes lives; deadline June 30

501cTECH is celebrating the power of technology to change lives with three awards of $7,500 in cash plus tech TA. The awards will recognize the three DC area nonprofits that submit the best ideas for tech innovation in each of the following cause categories:
  • PreK-12 and STEM Education
  • Skills to Succeed and Workforce Development
  • Veterans and Military Families

Two free webinars about the application process take place June 11 and June 23. The deadline for submissions is June 30.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer kickoff in pictures

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DC Water's Fourth Annual Children's Water Drop Festival June 11

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is partnering with John Burroughs Education Campus, a Ward 5 STEM school, to co-host the agency's fourth annual Children’s Water Drop Festival. At this free environmental education program, DC Water specialists will provide students with hands-on opportunities to learn about their water supply and environmental challenges. Each year, DC Water hosts the event to educate students on their water resources and increase awareness of the value of this vital life force.

WHAT: DC Water will offer a variety of interactive learning stations, exhibits and activities at the Children’s Water Drop Festival. Participating students will explore and learn about their watershed and ways to protect and preserve it.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 11 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm

WHERE: John Burroughs Education Campus, 1820 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20018

Monday, June 9, 2014

Need help planning an event?

Planning is an important element of a successful event. If you're new to event planning or want a tool to help get organized, check out the tool below.

Event Planning Tool

Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Games make coding more accessible

Coding is not the new frontier but teaching it and teaching it well to students may be. As Raj Sidhu points out in Programming through play: Why teaching kids to code will change how the rest of us code,
Kids are natural builders, quick learners, and generally a lot smarter than we give them credit for. But if I could barely stay engaged in my college Java lectures, there's no way they could hold a 10 year-old's attention. We need to redefine how education works, not by asking kids to conform to our patterns and expectations, but by attempting to conform to theirs.

Sidhu describes how games developed by MIT and others are helping children learn to code and work together to solve problems, which is what coding is all about, after all. As an added benefit, games and this new way of teaching can help everyone. Last week, Sidhu shared links to and descriptions of coding games; see the Tweet below.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

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Ward 8 youth entrepreneurship workshop June 14

The Office of Planning is hosting an entrepreneurship workshop for young people who live in Ward 8. The event takes place June 14. Details below. The registration form is on the One City Youth website.

Youth Entrepreneruship Forum Flyer_June14

DRAFT WARD8 Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop One Pager

Food at Truck Touch and Summer Kickoff!

Food trucks on hand at Truck Touch (June 7 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm) are:
  • DC Slices (pizza)
  • Tasty Kabob
  • Crepes Parfait (sweet and savory crepes)
  • That Cheesecake Truck
  • Popped Republic (gourmet popcorn)
  • The Orange Cow (ice cream)
  • DC Cupcakes

Free and affordable professional development opps in DC

The One City Youth website ( provides links to valuable free and affordable professional development opportunities in the District.

To get to the page shown above, hover over the "Programs & Services" tab and you'll see "Professional Development."

The latest news in training is from the Trust's Center for Excellence in Youth Development. CEYD has changed the date of the first of two-part training Difficult Conversations, Difficult Conflicts: Transforming Hard Times into Opportunities for Growth. The first session is now being held June 12.

Want to get CEYD updates? Email and ask to be added to the list.

Stay tuned for additional professional development opportunities.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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Reading and fresh produce, a powerful combo

What's better than an urban garden with the purpose of sharing, teaching, coaching, and being good for the city? An urban garden with a Little Free Library!

In mid-May, Common Good City Farm announced the installation of a Little Free Library.

According to the farm's website,

The library is full of books that you can borrow--for free! Our Little Free Library is a special addition to the neighborhood where people can read, share, and borrow their favorite books.

The Little Free Library is open to all books, but we would love to keep ours stocked with gardening, cooking, and nutrition books for people of all ages.

Common Good City Farm had help from National Building Museum's Design Apprentices.

Photo by Common Good City Farm.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Spread the word: Summer Kickoff at Truck Touch June 7

My Brother's Keeper has got traction in DC

My Brother's Keeper was launched by President Obama to determine what works to help young people stay on track to reach their full potential.

The District of Columbia is already moving some of the recommendations made by the My Brother's Keeper Task Force: getting a healthy start and entering school ready to learn and graduating from high school ready for college and career. And then there are the One City Youth goals:

  • Workforce Development: Young people will gain meaningful work and career exposure, experience, and skills.
  • Educational Achievement: Children and youth will increase their academic knowledge and skills and increase their chance of academic advancement.
  • Healthy Lifestyles: Children and youth will increasingly adopt healthy lifestyles.
  • Safety and Structure:Children and youth will have a safe out-of-school time experience.
  • Strengthening Families: Children, youth and families will have opportunities to strengthen their family.
There are plenty of opportunities for DC residents to take up President Obama's call to make a difference. More will become apparent as time goes on, as the My Brother's Keeper DC citywide initiative takes shape. The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation is leading the charge to develop the local response to the president's challenge. Getting involved in MBK DC is easy: join the Greater Washington Alliance for Boys and Men of Color mailing list (go to and sign up for the mailing list. The Trust will soon send out info on upcoming strategy meetings.

BACKGROUND: The MBK task force was created to

develop a coordinated Federal effort to improve significantly the expected life outcomes for boys and young men of color (including Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans) and their contributions to U.S. prosperity, so that all youth have an equal opportunity at the American dream. It is important to note that there is significant diversity within and among these groups of the population. Differences of language status, income, disability, sexual orientation and many other factors influence the identity and experience of these young people, just as any other population. In addition, challenges facing boys and young men of color affect others as well. It is important to break down barriers wherever they exist and identify means of creating ladders of opportunity for all.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Reading Festival for all ages June 14

What's it like to grow up in DC?

If the first episode ("Intersections") of the new Shop Talk series is any indication, we're in for a profound ride. The first episode
provides intimate, first-person testimonials from three young black men growing up in Ward 8, Southeast Anacostia, one of D.C.'s most underserved communities. These perspectives – captured within an historic barbershop at the intersection of Malcolm X and MLK Boulevards – were created to illuminate quantitative findings on the state of young black men in D.C., which were provided by noted scholars and educators, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson and Dr. Sarah D. Manekin.

The Shop Talk Storytelling Series ( made its debut May 28 at the Breakfast and Briefing on Black Male Achievement. The series "is a mixed-media, multi-episodic, storytelling series that examines the varying complexities, challenges and opportunities young people face growing up in our nation's capital."

The event, sponsored by DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, presented the Shop Talk series and data from the black male achievement report.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

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Kojo Nnamdi talks language with Merriam-Webster's editor-at-large

Kojo Nnamdi and guest Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's lexicographer and editor-at-large, talked language during the May 29 program National Spelling Bee Week. According to the website,
More than 200 contestants from around the world are gathering in Washington this week for the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. We talk with Merriam-Webster's editor-at-large about the history of spelling bees, what it's like to be a spelling bee pronouncer, and why words like "selfie" and "hashtag" will soon show up in one of the world's best known dictionaries.

Listen to the half-hour long conversation.

Take a look at the Merriam-Webster website to learn more about new words, to receive a word each day by email and more!