So What Else and the Kennedy High School Key Club collected over 150-200 books to be delivered to Haiti. Special thanks to Kennedy HS for collecting the books, and Olivia Deramus from LearnServe for helping get them delivered.
So What Else has formed a partnership with the Friendship Circle who provide programing and mentorship to children with special needs. We are going to be a provider for these children in the coming months.
Special thanks to Murvell Delpino for being a great volunteer and putting on an arts and crafts class for elementary aged children at White Oak Rec Center this Friday 5/10.
This year as her Bat Mitzvah project, Jamie Lipson collected sporting goods to be donated to So What Else for our after school programs and classes. Thank you and congratulations, Jamie!
Jimmy of Mama Lucia’s is donating pizzas to each class in our after-school programs in celebration of the end of the year during the week of May 20th.
Our final summer camp dates are in! July 22-August 2nd in Prince George’s County. Location TBA.
So What Else took a management course at the Foundation Center called “Understanding Collaboration” and we are beginning official collaboration with Kingman and Nourish Now.
This summer on Thursday nights at White Oak Recreation Center, Jesse Breslerman will be teaching Integrative Wellnes!
Last Saturday, So What Else delivered almost a dozen bags of clothing to a needy Gaithersburg family. Thank you to everyone for making that possible!
On May 11th, Daphne Clark attended a seminar at the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County. She received advice on how community based organizations should run meetings and structure their company in terms of dealing with giving everyone on the staff a voice.
On Wednesday we had a “Punt, Pass, and Kic” competition at Roberto Clemente Middle School. The gold medal was won by Dasani, the silver by Tre, and Tyler came in with the bronze! And the female PPK champion was Arian! We had a lot of fun including some cool prizes and good snacks provided by Nourish Now.
Tuesday at Forest Oak Middle School we had a coach’s challenge football game where the students beat the staff on the last play of the game. The students were captained by Julio and Nady. Next week there will be a final coach’s challenge soccer game for out last week of class!