Saturday, January 8, 2011

Volunteer with YEP-DC at local high school for Martin Luther King Day of Service

YEP-DC's new "Adopt-a-School" partnership between YEP-DC members and Washington Metropolitan High School are starting the year off right with their Martin Luther King Day of Service with their new partner high school.

The event takes place January 17 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Washington Metropolitan High School (300 Bryant St NW).   RSVP online.

YEP-DC will help school volunteers construct a new performing arts space out of an old cafeteria.   Tasks will include painting, cleaning and designing the space.   Volunteers are asked for a minimum donation of $20 to help YEP purchase supplies for the project.   The donation makes this event possible and all funds will go to the school.   Those not able to attend and volunteer may still make a donation by clicking on the RSVP link and selecting the second ticket.

About Washington Metropolitan High 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.

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