As we say good-bye to another successful summer, we hope you will join us in celebrating the launch of our 14th year of after-school programming! With a new program location, new and returning students, new social entrepreneurial opportunities, and much more, this fall brings us many reasons to celebrate!

JO Wilson Elementary:

In alignment with our strategic priority to deepen our impact in each neighborhood we serve, we’re thrilled to launch our largest program school site to date--serving 150 students at J.O. Wilson Elementary in Northeast DC! Staff and students have had a great time getting to know one another, as one staff member said: “The students were really excited to meet Kid Power staff and begin to form those lasting bonds. I think it’s going to be a great year!”

Smiling Students: Perhaps what we’re most excited about this fall is the enthusiasm of Kid Power students to start a new school year. While we continue to expand our services, we remain committed to long term student growth. As Kid Power students return year after year, we take great pride in seeing them take on leadership roles in the classroom. And, thanks to their feedback last year, we have incorporated increased opportunities for field trips, enrichment clubs, gardening, and yes, more homework help!

Fall Planting: Students are thrilled to get back in their gardens and are already busy planting a leafy greens-filled fall harvest! And, we’re excited to expand our social entrepreneurial VeggieTime activities by launching school-based markets in partnership with Cultivate the City! This fall, JO Wilson students will sell their produce once a week after-school and donate a portion of the proceeds to fund service projects in their school community. Stay tuned to learn more about these school-based markets and Kid Power’s plans to help students expand them to more sites this spring!

With all of these exciting developments, we hope you will join us in celebrating with great food and great friends at the 4th Annual Taste of the Garden!

We’re just 8 DAYS AWAY from the Taste of the Garden on Thursday, September 29th! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to meet Kid Power students, staff, and fellow supporters at our rooftop fundraiser.

Kid Power students will team up with professional chefs Robert Wood, Jan Van Haute, and Brendan Tharpe for a cook off featuring garden produce!

Enjoy this friendly competition along with rooftop views of the monuments, delicious appetizers & an open bar, and the great company of Kid Power students, staff, and friends! Tickets still available here.

We hope to see you there!

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