We are pleased to announce the kickoff of our 4th year of summer camp at the Kingman Boys and Girls club located in Washington DC. The two week session starts Monday August 11th and ends Friday August the 22nd. Students at the club will participate in sports and games, service learning activities, healthy cooking lessons, expressive arts, STEM experiments and more. We are looking for high energy volunteers who want to work with youth in either a leadership or assistant role.
Our first Yoga and Wellness program, in Baltimore City, wrapped up last Tuesday, July 29th. This six week series was hosted by the staff of our new SWE Baltimore initiative through the Higher Achievement program at City Springs Elementary and Middle School! Big thanks to instructor Christa Del Giornio for her dedication to the youth of Baltimore.
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!
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.
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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.