Harvest Collective Projects

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We’d like to thank our friends at The Harvest Collective for facilitating upcoming opportunities for So What Else to partner with food recovery organization the Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network on two volunteer gleaning projects. The Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network (MAGNET) collects the remaining edible produce from farms at the end of harvest seasons, then distributes the food to people in need throughout the region. So What Else is proud to be a part of this effort to reduce waste and provide nutritious fresh produce to deserving families. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network!

Summer Camp Photo Gallery

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So What Else Summer Camp 2014 is underway! We are super excited to provide 8 weeks of cost free summer camp for under-served youth in Silver Spring, PG County and Washington DC. Our team develops day camp style programs that focus on youth development, character building and community awareness.

Click Here to view photos from our summer camps…

We provide a wide range of activities throughout the week that give participants a chance  to engage in sports, health and wellness programs, cooking classes, service learning, STEM projects and creative arts.

After participating in our camps, participants are encouraged to implement many of these activities into their own community.

New PG Community Services Foundation Site

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We are pleased to announce opening of a new Howard County site, where So What Else will be working to extend our free extracurricular enrichment services!

The PG Community Services Foundation has just opened a new site in Columbia, MD, and Kreshonya Porter, one of SWE’s star volunteers, has been selected to be site coordinator for the entire operation!

To show our support, the SWE team will provide staff to run a day of camp at the site on July 8, 2014, and give the local kids a taste of the SWE camp experience. We’d like to congratulate the entire team on the continued expansion of our programming, and thank all of our supporters and volunteers.

Summer Camp 2014 Kickoff

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June marks our kick off month for So What Else Summer Camp 2014! We are super excited to provide 8 weeks of cost free summer camp for under-served youth in Silver Spring, PG County and Washington DC. Our team develops day camp style programs that focus on youth development, character building and community awareness. We provide a wide range of activities throughout the week that give participants a chance  to engage in sports, health and wellness programs, cooking classes, service learning, STEM projects and creative arts. After participating in our camps, participants are encouraged to implement many of these activities into their own community. So What Else’s mission is to provide extracurricular services to under-supported youth and encourage them to use these skills to cultivate positive change in their life and community. 
 
We are still in need of camp providers that have experience working with kids, is outgoing and would like to lead an activity. If you have an expertise or skill to teach and share with kids this is the job for you! Please email us at info@sowhatelse.org or call Dave Silbert at (240)602-0486.

Cleanup of Hains Point at East Potomac Park

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Volunteers needed! Please join us for our 3rd large scale cleanup of Hains Point at East Potomac Park in DC, on July 12, 2014. Our mission is to bring the community together to help cleanup the trash that threatens our local parks and waterways. The cleanup will start at 9AM and go until roughly 3:30. Refreshments in morning and lunch will be provided for volunteers.East Potomac Park is located between the Washington Channel and the Potomac River on the south side of the Tidal Basin. This beautiful park is home to the famous cherry trees and has great views of DC. It is popular for biking, running, fishing and picnicking. There is also a lot of trash that accumulates from all the traffic. This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and help to cleanup this beautiful park. This is also a great opportunity for group and family volunteering. To sign up please email info@sowhatelse.org