Thursday, June 20, 2013

What will occupy your kids this summer?

The last day of school for students enrolled in DC Public Schools is June 21 and for children and youth in charter schools, school's already out.   The big question is, what are young people going to do this summer?

The city's new child- and youth-focused website is a terrific resource for parents and other adults in the family, youth themselves, case workers, organizations, policymakers, and the media.   Check out the screen shot below or click here for to see what the site offers.   Here's a cheat sheet:

  • Parents and youth can search for programs and events
  • Organizations can add their program to the summer's searchable database and add events to the calendar
  • Case workers can search for programs and various services and supports for all members of the family
  • Policymakers are able to learn about the goals for OCSI 2013 and read up on OCSI 2012
  • Members of the media are able to identify the programs and agencies involved with One City Summer and find potential sources for stories

Free summer meals are also incredibly important and they are available to all kids under age 18.   That's right: FREE.   More information about the program is available from the DC Hunger Solutions summer meals website.

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