This event kicks off a new "Adopt-a-School" partnership between YEP-DC members and a local school in need of resources and volunteers. The long-term partnership will provide the selected school with eager and engaged volunteers, while also offering YEP-DC members an opportunity to learn more about the strengths and challenges of one DC school.The "Washington Met" (formerly Youth Engagement Academy) is a small, alternative high school that opened in 2008-09 and currently serves approximately 240 students, 93% of whom are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. The school is affiliated with the Big Picture Learning Network, and their program is focused on learning through real-world projects and internships, personal learning plans that are based on students' individual interests and needs, and building a college-going culture. Principal Tanishia Williams-Minor and members of her committed staff will talk about upcoming opportunities to support this new high school.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Happy Hour and Holiday Drive for Washington Metropolitan High School
The YEP-DC Happy Hour and Holiday Drive is being held December 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Dirty Martini Lounge (1223 Connecticut Ave NW). The purposes of the event are to socialize and celebrate the holidays while supporting a local school (Washington Metropolitan High School). YEP-DC will be collecting school supplies--copier paper, pens/pencils, dry erase and regular markers, lined paper, and notebooks. RSVP here. Direct questions to YEP-DC via email.