The Trust Launches A Monthly PodCast!


This summer, young people from Community-Based and Department of Parks and Recreation programs from across DC participated in a unique project called “CityScope,” which took younger students from different DC neighborhoods through an exploration of themselves, their communities and environmental issues like…

-Pollution and Waste Management

-Water and Power Usage

- Food Sources

-Urban Habitats

-Youth Activism

…all through the use of the innovative workbook, “What’s Good in My ‘Hood,” created by local environmentalist Akiima Priice and the New York Restoration Project.


The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is hosting their Second Annual “Breaking the Silence on Youth Violence” Youth Summit today, June 22, 2012.  Today’s event will be held in the Auditorium of H.D. Woodson High School, 540 55th Street, NE, from 2:00 - 5:30pm, but doors will open at 1:00pm.
FREE Food, Prizes, Entertainment, Information and Resources, Motivational Speakers and much, much more.  Musical performances by DC’s Own “Young Motive” and “Main Girl.”  Members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and D.C.’s own Beat Ya Feet Crew will showcase their energetic step routines.  “Special Guest” appearances by players from the NFL.  Don’t miss out on this exciting and inspirational event!  
All youth and youth groups, ages 11 – 19, are invited to attend.  

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is hosting their Second Annual “Breaking the Silence on Youth Violence” Youth Summit today, June 22, 2012.  Today’s event will be held in the Auditorium of H.D. Woodson High School, 540 55th Street, NE, from 2:00 - 5:30pm, but doors will open at 1:00pm.

FREE Food, Prizes, Entertainment, Information and Resources, Motivational Speakers and much, much more.  Musical performances by DC’s Own “Young Motive” and “Main Girl.”  Members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and D.C.’s own Beat Ya Feet Crew will showcase their energetic step routines.  “Special Guest” appearances by players from the NFL.  Don’t miss out on this exciting and inspirational event!  

All youth and youth groups, ages 11 – 19, are invited to attend.  


One City Summer Initiative is more than just summer jobs, summer camp, and summer school.  A One City Summer Community Briefing will be held on at 1 p.m. in Banneker Recreation Center prior to the official kick-off for the summer initiative at 2 p.m.
Come hear the Mayor and other City leaders discuss the One City Summer goals, target neighborhood strategy, and older youth initiative. Our partners in communities across DC can work with District agencies to provide a safe, fun and rewarding summer for all children, youth and their families.
After the briefing, we encourage you stay for the One City Summer kick-off which will feature food, entertainment and fun for the whole family from 2-6 p.m. and evening activities for older youth from 6-9 p.m.
One City Summer Kick-offBanneker Recreation Center 2500 Georgia Ave, NW
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Community Briefing
2:00-6:00 p.m. – Kick-off Event
6:00-9:00 p.m. – Older Youth Event
DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012
FREE food and fun, please bring your youth
 

One City Summer Initiative is more than just summer jobs, summer camp, and summer school.  A One City Summer Community Briefing will be held on at 1 p.m. in Banneker Recreation Center prior to the official kick-off for the summer initiative at 2 p.m.

Come hear the Mayor and other City leaders discuss the One City Summer goals, target neighborhood strategy, and older youth initiative. Our partners in communities across DC can work with District agencies to provide a safe, fun and rewarding summer for all children, youth and their families.

After the briefing, we encourage you stay for the One City Summer kick-off which will feature food, entertainment and fun for the whole family from 2-6 p.m. and evening activities for older youth from 6-9 p.m.

One City Summer Kick-off
Banneker Recreation Center 2500 Georgia Ave, NW

1:00-2:00 p.m. – Community Briefing

2:00-6:00 p.m. – Kick-off Event

6:00-9:00 p.m. – Older Youth Event

DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

FREE food and fun, please bring your youth

 


There is something electric about seeing young people present on their own ideas and explorations.  So, if you experienced a slight brightening of your lights last night, it may be because of the high voltage output emanating from the Carnegie Institution where explorers from five different community-based youth programs shared their experiments and experiences from participating in the Trust’s DCIBL project.

 

Over the years, the Trust has facilitated and sponsored a wide array of STEM projects for young people in out-of-school time program, but DCIBL (DC Inquiry-Based Learning), has been its most ambitious.  Thanks to a generous grant from the American Honda Foundation, this six-month journey for middle and elementary schoolers first led young people through the hands-on curriculum of “Experimenting with Forces and Motion” from the Smithsonian’s National Science Resources Center  — and then guided them in using the same steps of scientific inquiry to develop and implement their own experiments.  At their side on this road were their program staff, developing new skills in facilitating STEM, and “STEM Advisors,” doctoral candidates in Biomedical Engineering from Catholic University lending expertise and telling stories of their own journeys into STEM.

 

In front of an excited crowd last night, these young explorers, armed with PowerPoint’s, videos, graphs and charts took their audience through making hovercraft using the Bernouli principle – experimenting with elastic force and trajectory during slingshot tests – comparing the relative merits of nitrogen vs. electric-powered model cars — exploring the friction of different track surfaces – even using Xbox Kinect to determine which kind of movement (African Dance, Hip-Hop, Yoga, or Calisthenics) burned the most energy.  They also fielded questions from the audience, many of which were from….other young people.



What is the Turning up the Sound on Science Event and Resource Fair?

An intrepid band of young people and youth workers representing a cohort of five community-based organizations are concluding a six-month journey into hands-on science exploration with DCIBL. The first two phases of their exploration – hands-on experimenting with forces and motion and using the same inquiry principles in creating their own experiments – are now culminating in a celebration of what they’ve learned and a gathering place where other youth-serving organizations can connect with exciting STEM resources and opportunities.


We invite you to Turning Up the Sound on Science, a culminating event of the DCIBL Project and STEM Resource Exchange, made possible by a grant from the American Honda Foundation
When: Thursday, May 24th, 2012
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – STEM Resource Fair6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – DCIBL Presentations
Where: Carnegie Institution for Science: 1530 P Street, NW,
Meet teams of young science explorers from five community-based organizations around the District as they present their experiences in designing and implementing their own experiments!  An intrepid band of young people and youth workers are concluding a six-month journey into hands-on science exploration with DCIBL. (DC Inquiry-Based Learning) Project is a pilot program make more young people and youth development practitioners comfortable with and engaged in STEM after school)  The first two phases of their exploration – hands-on experimenting with forces and motion and using the same inquiry principles in creating their own experiments – are now culminating in a celebration of what they’ve learned and a gathering place where other youth-serving organizations can connect with exciting STEM resources and opportunities.
Click here > to register.
 
 
 
 

We invite you to Turning Up the Sound on Science, a culminating event of the DCIBL Project and STEM Resource Exchange, made possible by a grant from the American Honda Foundation

When: Thursday, May 24th, 2012

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – STEM Resource Fair
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – DCIBL Presentations

Where: Carnegie Institution for Science: 1530 P Street, NW,

Meet teams of young science explorers from five community-based organizations around the District as they present their experiences in designing and implementing their own experiments!  An intrepid band of young people and youth workers are concluding a six-month journey into hands-on science exploration with DCIBL. (DC Inquiry-Based Learning) Project is a pilot program make more young people and youth development practitioners comfortable with and engaged in STEM after school)  The first two phases of their exploration – hands-on experimenting with forces and motion and using the same inquiry principles in creating their own experiments – are now culminating in a celebration of what they’ve learned and a gathering place where other youth-serving organizations can connect with exciting STEM resources and opportunities.


Click here > to register.

 

 

 

 


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