Upcoming Events

9th Annual Taste of the Garden

Join us on October 21, 2021 for our 9th Annual Taste of the Garden virtual fundraiser! This fun-filled night will showcase VeggieTime in action with our students, a live discussion with Dr. Beverley Wheeler and Ronnie Webb, moderated by advocate and local chef Robbie Wood, and of course a delicious meal with a cooking demonstration from social advocate and Moon Rabbit’s Executive Chef Kevin Tien

This year we are thrilled to present our Excellence in Leadership Award to Mark Bucher, an entrepreneur, advocate, and restauranteur for his ingenuity and commitment to health and community partnerships in striving to build a stronger and healthier DC. 

Get your ticket, wash your hands, roll up your sleeves, and join our virtual experience with interactive cooking, amazing silent auction and raffle items, award presentation, live discussions, and a delivered 3-course meal! 

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Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power Information Sessions

Youth and parents/guardians can join us for upcoming information sessions to learn more about being matched with a mentor. Youth information sessions are for youth only. All youth must attend a family information session with a parent/guardian in order to be matched with a mentor. RSVP for our information sessions and other enrichment events below:

In the News

The 8th Annual Taste of the Garden Goes Virtual

Our high-energy event emceed by Community Advocate and local Chef Robbie Wood showcased our VeggieTime program, in addition to presenting our 2020 Excellence in Leadership Award to Capital Area Food Bank and the 2020 Community Hero Award to Joanne Odom, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. The event spotlight the important work of Kid Power, our families, instructors, and community leaders with impact stories, and of course, preparing a delicious 3-course meal with our featured Chef and his special guests! (Watch the video here).

Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power Celebrates Our 2020 Seniors

On June 11th, Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power held a virtual senior celebration to recognize the accomplishments of our 2020 graduating seniors. Watch this exciting event unfold with our seniors announcing their college of choice and receiving various scholarship awards. (Watch the video here)

 

Our BIG Announcement: Kid Power’s Exciting Merger! 

Seventeen years ago, our Founders started Kid Power from a strong conviction that today’s youth can be agents of change. To see their vision become a reality as we launch our Alumni Program, and witness former students standing up and improving their communities, is nothing short of inspiring. (Read More)

 

AAAS Brings “The Science of Me” to D.C. Students Over the Summer 

Since its inception in 1986, Science in the Summer has brought free, hands-on science education activities to more than a quarter-million children around the country. This summer, that number grows as thousands of children are taking part in the newest Science in the Summer program featuring the science of the human body, “The Science of Me.” (Read More)

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The Taste of the Garden is TOMORROW and we are SO excited! This year we are ecstatic to be featuring Chef Kevin Tien, the executive chef of Moon Rabbit for our virtual cooking segment, highlighting the vegetables our students use in our VeggieTime program http://bit.ly/TOG21Tix

We are 2 days away from Taste of the Garden! Join us THIS THURSDAY when we feature DC's renowned Executive Chef Kevin Tien, present the Excellence in Leadership Award, and share some laughs and hear directly from Kid Power students and staff. http://bit.ly/TOG21Tix

We are excited to include a LIVE community conversation during Taste of the Garden, where you can chat with our guests, Dr. Beverley Wheeler, Director of @DCHunger, and Ronnie Webb, president of @TheGreenScheme_ moderated by Chef Robbie Wood.

This year we are ecstatic to have one of our Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power protégés be a co-host for Taste of the Garden! Brooke, a current 10th grader has been a student in Kid Power programs since she was in 5th grade. Don’t forget to purchase your ticket http://bit.ly/TOG21Tix

The Taste of the Garden is A WEEK AWAY! Don’t miss out on the chance to enter our raffle for an incredible day at @BarrelOakWine Treat your family and friends to a deluxe wine tasting for eight. Get your raffle tickets today! https://kidpower.home.qtego.net/ #TasteOfTheGarden #YouthLeader

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TODAY IS THE DAY! If you still haven’t bought your ticket yet, there is still time! Tickets will continue to be available today through the link in our bio or by visiting http://bit.ly/TOG21Tix Don’t miss out on the fun and the chance to win some of the items in our raffle or silent auction.

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The Taste of the Garden is TOMORROW and we are SO excited and cannot wait for you to join in on all the fun! This year we are ecstatic to be featuring Chef Kevin Tien, the executive chef of Moon Rabbit DC for our virtual cooking segment, highlighting the vegetables our students use in our VeggieTime program. We cannot wait to see what amazing dish Chef Tien cooks up for us! Don’t forget to purchase your ticket to attend through the link in our bio or visit http://bit.ly/TOG21Tix

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We are just 2 days away from our 9th Annual Taste of the Garden Virtual Event! You don’t want to miss this chance to experience a Kid Power school garden, cook and eat a delicious meal, and get inspired! Join us THIS THURSDAY when we feature DC's renowned Executive Chef Kevin Tien, present the Excellence in Leadership Award to Mark Bucher, and share some laughs and hear directly from Kid Power students and staff. Link in bio or visit http://bit.ly/TOG21Tix

#TasteOfTheGarden #9thTOG #VeggieTime #VirtualTOG #ChefTien #MarkBucher #YouthLeaders #Cooking #FamilyFun #FeedTheFridge #FoodCorps #RonnieWebb #TheGreenScheme #DCHungerSolutions #BeverleyWheeler #CommunityPartners #HealthyDC
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This year we are ecstatic to have one of our Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power protégés be a Co-host for our Taste of the Garden event! Brooke, a current 10th grader has been a student in Kid Power programs since she was in 5th grade. We are honored to not only have her share her experiences at Kid Power but also be a co-host! Don’t forget to purchase your ticket to attend through the link in bio or visit bit.ly/TOG21Tix.

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We are thrilled to announce that we will be presenting our 2021 Excellence in Leadership Award to Mark Bucher, co-owner of Medium Rare, and the founder of Feed the Fridge a program to combat hunger while helping pandemic-battered restaurants stay in business. Mark places refrigerators at recreation centers, community centers, and schools across the DC region and pays local restaurants to stock them with up to 100 fresh meals per day.
Join us on 10/21 as we honor Mark at our virtual 9th Annual Taste of the Garden. Early Bird tickets are available until 10/14!

Link in bio or visit bit.ly/TOG21Tix.

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HURRY, ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT to purchase your early bird tickets for Kid Power’s 9th Annual Taste of the Garden virtual fundraiser! You don't want to miss out on this event that showcases the important work of Kid Power, the presentation of the 2021 Excellence in Leadership Award, cooking demonstrations, AND a LIVE community conversation. This incredible early bird deal includes VIP tickets with a 3-course delivered meal for $60, or General tickets for $25. Link in bio or visit bit.ly/TOG21Tix.

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We are hiring! To learn more about our job opportunities visit the link in our bio or https://www.kidpowerdc.org/careers/
#Hiring #WorkingWithYouth #JobOpportunities #NonProfit #KidPowerDC #DCPS #AmeriCorps
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Loving this sneak peek and can’t wait to see what’s cooking!? Don’t forget to buy tickets to Kid Power’s 9th Annual Taste of the Garden on October 21st! Link in bio or visit bit.ly/TOG21Tix.
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Get your EARLY BIRD TICKETS TODAY for Kid Power's 9th Annual Taste of the Garden! Join us virtually on October 21st, for an exciting night showcasing our VeggieTime program, live discussions, and of course, a delicious 3-course meal with a cooking demonstration featuring Executive Chef Kevin Tien! We will also present our 2021 Excellence in Leadership Award to Mark Bucher, Feed the Fridge and Medium Rare for his ingenuity and commitment to health and community. You won't want to miss this! Link in bio or visit bit.ly/TOG21Tix!
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Each year Kid Power works with an external evaluator to create measures and tools to evaluate program impact with our participating students. Here is a snapshot of those results. #ProgramOutcomes #Impact #StudentSuccess #StudentLeaders #KidPowerDC #DCPS ...

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We are so excited to announce the new members of our Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power team! Our mentoring team supports students in grades 8-12 with one-to-one community-based mentors to support them with academic, career, civic engagement, and personal development goals. Our MI team focuses on youth recruitment and intake, volunteer opportunities, and enrichment programming. Welcome, Julia, Ruth, and Noelle to the Kid Power family! #NewStaff #Welcome #KidPowerDC #Mentoring ...

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WOW! We are blown away by the support we received from @monumental_sports Foundation’s So Kids Can Campaign. @capitals players @backstrom19, @tomwilson, and former Caps player Brenden Dillion, joined forces with @eitmonline and pledged $50 per Capitals win during the regular season and $100 per win during the playoffs. Together they raised $39,600 for Kid Power! We are so grateful for the Capitals and Monumental Sports foundation for their support and commitment to give back to our community. #KPChampions #CommunityPartners #ThankYou #AllCAPS #GivingBack ...

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Thank you Compass for your continued support! Kid Power has been selected as one of their 2021-22 Classic Project Nonprofit Clients. Compass will conduct a pro bono Strategic Alignment project to ensure that the Kid Power mission, vision, and programs are aligned as the building blocks for future strategic planning. Compass delivers strategic guidance to nonprofits in a growing number of cities across the US and we are grateful for this partnership. #CommunityPartners #KPChampions #CompassDC #ProBono ...

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We are absolutely thrilled to be back in person with our students this school year! Our team has worked hard to enhance our curriculum to include interactive lessons and activities that we cannot wait to do with our students! We are working daily with DCPS, our families, and our community partners to provide our students with the necessary resources to have a productive, safe, and wonderful school year. #BackToSchool #FreeAfterschoolProgramming #NewCurriculum #KidPowerDC #StudentSuccess ...

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We are thrilled to announce we will be hosting our 9th Annual Taste of the Garden fundraiser on October 21st! This highly attended event raises funds to help us sustain our essential programs and meet the daily needs of our students. This year, Taste of the Garden will be transformed into an interactive virtual event and we cannot wait to showcase our programs, spotlight our inspiring youth, and honor our local heroes with our Excellence in Leadership award. We hope you will join us for this inspiring event! #SaveTheDate #TasteOfTheGarden #CommunityHero #Leadership #KPChampion ...

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Kid Power has been selected as a beneficiary of the @giantfood Community Bag Program for the month of September. Kid Power will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Giant Food located at 20 Audrey Lane, Oxon Hill MD. What a great way to support the environment and DC youth. #GivingBack #CommunityPartners ...

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Kid Power is grateful to introduce our @foodcorps Service Members for this year! Our FoodCorps members will join Kid Power to teach health, wellness, and nutrition through hands-on gardening, cooking lessons, and STEM-based environmental science lessons. We are also ecstatic to welcome Robbie Economou, our @congressionalhungercenter fellow, who will be working with the VeggieTime team to conduct an in-depth community needs assessment. #HealthyCommunities #KidPowerDC #EmersonFellow #KPChampion #NewStaff ...

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Happy First Day of School! We are so excited to have you back this year and cannot wait to see you for in-person programming. #KidPowerDC #Youth #Education #DC #Community #DCPS ...

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