Dear Friend,

With a successful fall harvest of carrots, radishes, and green beans along with plenty of practice in the kitchen preparing healthy and delicious meals, Kid Power students are ready to make their own Thanksgiving feasts at community dinners around the city!  We're so grateful for their passion for learning and enthusiasm to try new things that make each day exciting, meaningful, and rewarding.  It has truly been an exciting November so far!

Best New and Best Sustained Garden Award Winners!


Kid Power students participated in the 4th Annual Growing Healthy Schools Week sponsored by OSSE, and two VeggieTime gardens brought home prestigious garden awards thanks to insightful competition essays written by Kid Power students.  5th grader Mischa won Barnard Elementary the Best Sustained Garden award with her essay and Maurice and Latrell worked together to win the Best New Garden Award for Sousa Middle School.  Check out an excerpt from Mischa’s award-winning essay:

Our garden is good for the environment, because we plant fruits and vegetables and people know you care about the world when you want more people to be healthy… My favorite thing was planting cherries, and cucumbers because we got to use them in our salads. We had cheese and tomatoes and a lot of things last year in our salads. Before, my salads were just tomatoes and cheese and a sauce. And after VT we put a ton more vegetables in our salads like corn and cucumbers and plenty of other things.

Environmental Advocacy

photo-1.jpgInspired by record-breaking rallies during Climate Week, students at Sousa Middle School discussed issues surrounding climate change including the causes, their impact, and some of the things that they can do to protect the environment and their community.  Students designed posters to advocate for environmental protection with the help of their mentors from American University, who will be using the posters at their campus protest this month to advocate for divesting the university’s endowment from fossil fuels.

Learning with LEGOs!

Kid Power has recently partnered with Deilab to bring creative new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning programs to Kid Power students! Deilab’s approach empowers students to “unlock the power of innovation through LEGO™ based design and engineering projects and challenges.” Students will be working side-by-side with their high school mentors over the course of the year to build and program a LEGO™ robot.


Looking for a Holiday Gift with an Impact?

Holiday_Gift__75-page-0.jpgMake this holiday purposeful for you, for your loved ones, and for those in need by giving a gift that gives back!  This holiday season, give a meaningful and original gift with a guaranteed impact. By making a donation in a loved one’s name, you can give a gift that will improve the life of Kid Power students.  Simply pick a gift and we will send the recipient a personalized card describing the impact that the gift you have given in their name will have on Kid Power students in 2015!

You can purchase your gift here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to buy a loved one the gift of giving today!

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