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So What Else is a grassroots service organization focusing on the empowerment and development of youth, through out of school time enrichment and community service.

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Join Our Summer Student Board!

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Are you a high-school student who is passionate about serving your community? Are you looking for SSL hours this summer? Join our student board and become a SWE 2015 Intern. Intern roles include working at our summer … [Read More...]

Program of the Month: Olympiad

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Currently being run at 5 schools across Montgomery County and Baltimore City. So What Else’s Olympiad program is designed to promote healthy activity and wellness in the lives of youth. The program provides students … [Read More...]

Read About How We are Making an Impact

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Check Out Our Good Work: We invite you to read this letter we received from the Principle of Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School in Baltimore City. We have recently expanded our youth programming to Baltimore City … [Read More...]

Donations Needed!

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We're seeking a donated or deeply discounted truck or van to aid us in our operations. As our valued supporters know, our work providing extracurricular activities and leading community service projects takes us to many … [Read More...]

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Baseball Coaching with TPSS Youth Baseball & Softball Leagues

Date: ongoing, April through June 2015

Time: flexible, 2 hours per week

Location: various public parks in the Silver Spring area

Coaches wanted! Teach athletic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship to youth! Volunteers may choose to coach either coed baseball or girls softball at one of five skill levels ranging from age 6 to age 13. Coaches will hold one weeknight practice and attend one weekend game per week throughout the season. All practices and games are held locally in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. One coach and one assistant coach will supervise a team of 10-15 youth. Coaches will be responsible for communicating with league commissioner and parents of team members throughout the season as needed. A great opportunity for local parents! Minimum age for volunteers is 16 years.

  • Bikes for the World
    Date: March 28, 2015
    Time: 12:00 pm --- 4:00 pm
    Location: REI Rockville (1701 Rockville Pike A-7, Rockville MD 20852)

    Bikes for the World is a local group that donates good-condition, used bikes to developing countries so people can get to work, school and the doctors, and generally enhance their lives through better transport. We're looking forward to a fun…

  • Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Spectacular with National Parks Service
    Date: April 4, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm --- 10:00 pm
    Location: Hains Point, East Potomac Park (14th St SW, Washington, DC 20024)

    So What Else has been invited by NPS to provide volunteers and staff for crowd control, litter clean-ups, and general operational support throughout the event.  We will be meeting at East Potomac Golf Course parking lot (972 Ohio Dr SW,…

  • Olympics
    Date: April 10, 2015
    Time: 9:00 am --- 4:00 pm
    Location: Watkins Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20774

    Olympics is one of So What Else’s biggest annual events, and we look forward to a day of sports, arts and crafts, service, and other fun activities with over 400 kids at Watkins Park!  We will have 15 stations with…