Upcoming Events

Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power Virtual Youth Information Sessions

Students join us to learn more about having a mentor through our Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power programming. *These information sessions are for students only.

SESSION DATES
September 24th at 5pm
October 1st at 5pm
October 15th at 5pm
October 22nd at 5pm

Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power Virtual Family Information Sessions

Youth and parents/guardians join us to learn more about having a mentor through our Mentors Inc. @ Kid Power programming. Youth must attend with a parent or guardian prior to being considered for the mentoring program.

SESSION DATES
October 14th at 6pm
October 19th at 6pm
October 27th at 6pm
Additional Dates TBD

The 8th Annual Taste of the Garden Goes Virtual

Our high-energy event includes cooking demonstrations with a local chef to showcase 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.

We will 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!

In the News

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)

 

The 7th Annual Taste of the Garden Honors Activist and Political Commentator Michael Skolnik

Kid Power Inc. is partnering with two of Washington, D.C.’s most prestigious chefs to compete in a cooking competition fundraiser to honor activist, political commentator, and entrepreneur Michael Skolnik with the 2019 Excellence in Leadership Award. (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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Thank you to Jessica Truitt of @kidpowerdc, Loretta Thompson of @sitarartscenter, @KRHOwens of @DCSCORES, and Quadri Ahmed and @robyn_mikvadc of @MikvaDC for sharing about your organizations, how you're supporting #DC families during the pandemic, and the value of OST programs!

Join @afterschool4all TONIGHT for Lights On Afterschool. This year, youth leaders from afterschool programs will share their experiences and discuss what youth need to thrive. Participate this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. https://bit.ly/3dRlhr2 #LightsOnAfterschool

After graduating from St. John's University Maya decided to follow her passion for food education and working with kids! We are excited that Maya has joined the #KidPowerDC team as a FoodCorps member. #Welcome #NewStaffSpotlight #KPChampion

Virtual classes are not boring at #KidPowerDC! Students can participate in enrichments every other Friday: Art, Cinema, Coding, Creative Writing, Gaming, (LIT)erature Club, Music, Personal Happiness and Physical Health & Dance. We cannot wait to see what our students accomplish!

Kiana is #KidPowerDC new AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator! A recent graduate from Wellesley College, Kiana's passion for community-based service grew while working in the Civic Engagement office. For #Volunteer opportunities email Kiana at [email protected] #Welcome

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Kid Power is thrilled to spotlight Nicky Lindenberg, our Site Coordinator at Barnard Elementary who is a recent graduate of Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. Nicky loves learning about American history and exploring new cities. She is excited to work with our students at Barnard and provide a safe and creative environment for our students to thrive. #Welcome #NewStaffSpotlight #NewStaffSpotlight #KidPowerDC #KPChampion ...

Want to join our team? Kid Power hiring! To learn more about the AmeriCorps Site Coordinator Position. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/2HcsshX. #Hiring #AvailablePosition ...

Join @afterschool4all TONIGHT for the 21st annual Lights On Afterschool. This year, youth leaders from afterschool programs will share their afterschool experiences and discuss what youth need to thrive. Participate in the Youth Town Hall this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET. Click on the link to register: https://bit.ly/3dRlhr2 #LightsOnAfterschool ...

Having lived in Brooklyn, NY for the past 3 years, Maya is very excited to be back in the Washington Metro Area where she was born and raised. Maya studied Business Marketing at St. John’s University and shortly after graduating discovered her passion for food, cooking, and gardening. Since then Maya has decided to switch paths and follow her passion for food education and working with kids! We are excited that Maya has joined the Kid Power team as a FoodCorps member. #Welcome #NewStaffSpotlight #NewStaffSpotlight #KidPowerDC #KPChampion ...

Virtual classes are not boring at Kid Power! Students will have the option of participating in the following Instructor-led enrichment sessions for 70 minutes every other Friday. We are so excited to see what our students will accomplish! Enrichment sessions include the following: Art, Cinema (Movies), Coding, Creative Writing, Gaming, (LIT)erature Club, Music, Personal Happiness and Physical Health & Dance. #KidPowerDC ...

Kid Power is ecstatic to introduce the new members of our Kid Power family! Meet Kiana! After living in nine states, Kiana is excited to be back in the Washington Metro Area as an AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator for Kid Power. A recent graduate from Wellesley College, Kiana's passion for community-based service grew while working in the Civic Engagement office. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science, Kiana has a sharp focus on criminal justice reform. To learn about volunteer opportunities at Kid Power, contact Kiana at [email protected] #NewStaffSpotlight #KidPowerDC #Volunteer #KPChampion #Welcome ...

Are you passionate about inspiring and working with local youth? Join the Kid Power team! To learn more about the After-school Program Instructor (for 2020-2021 school year): https://indeedhi.re/37h4M6v ...

Kid Power Connect is back and there is still time to enroll in our free After-School programs, available 5 days a week! As a result of COVID-19, Kid Power transformed its programs into a new virtual platform. Using both Google Classrooms and delivered supplies and materials, the program focuses on group and individual school-work help, community building, self-expression, STEM, advocacy and service, and gardening/cooking. To enroll in Kid Power's After School Programs: http://bit.ly/KPCEnroll
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We cannot say THANK YOU enough! To all of our supporters, sponsors, and new friends, thank you for joining us virtually for our 8th Annual Taste of the Garden. Last night we raised a total of $13,013 to ensure that our programs remain strong and thriving for the students who are getting increasingly disconnected, experiencing trauma and instability during these uncertain times.

Although the event is over, there is still time to join us in strengthening the voice of our local children so that they can too reach beyond their communities and build a strong Washington, DC.
Donate: https://www.kidpowerdc.org/donate

#StrongerTogether #KidPowerDC #CantStopGood
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#KidPowerDC is thrilled to announce that we will be presenting our 2020 Community Hero Award to Joanne Odom, social worker, advocate, solution seeker, and program administrator in the
Division of Community Pediatrics at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. Joanne embodies the idea that no system works unless it serves ALL families and her work is rooted in compassion, authenticity, and equity.

Join us as we honor one of our hidden heroes, Joanne Odom, at our virtual 8th Annual Taste of the Garden this Thursday!

Get your ticket, register for the event, and check out our auction items that are now available for bids. https://bit.ly/TOGTix

#CommunityLeader #CommunityAdvocate #TOG2020
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Time is running out to order your VIP meal for our virtual Taste of the Garden event. You will get a delicious 3-course meal with wine pairing for 2, delivered to ticket holders in the Washington Metropolitan area.

All ticket holders will enjoy our virtual event showcasing the important work of Kid Power, our families, instructors, and leaders in the community that go beyond the call of duty. We are proud to recognize Community Champions,
@CapitalAreaFoodBank with our Excellence in Leadership Award; and Joanne Odom,
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital with our Community Hero Award.

Get your tickets today AND check out our silent auction and raffle items. https://bit.ly/TOGTix

@ecocatersdc
#TasteOfTheGarden #KidPowerChampions #TOG2020 #CantStopKP #Foodie #DCYouth #YoungLeaders #communitychampions💪
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Have you seen our raffles supporting the Taste of the Garden? Enjoy a day at the ballpark watching DC's own 2019 World Series Champions Washington Nationals in the 2021 season. The winner will receive 2 tickets to a 2021 game with seats behind the third base dugout. The prize also includes a parking pass. Get your raffle tickets today, 1 for $20 or 3 for $50! http://bit.ly/TOGRaffle

#TOG2020 #CommunityChampions #InspiringLeaders #KidPowerDC
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Have you seen our raffles supporting the Taste of the Garden?
Enjoy a day at the ballpark watching DC's own 2019 World Series Champions Washington Nationals for the 2021 season. The winner will receive 2 tickets to a 2021 game with seats behind the third base dugout. The prize also includes a parking pass. Get your raffle tickets today, 1 for $20 or 3 for $50! http://bit.ly/TOGRaffle

#TOG2020 #CommunityChampions #InspiringLeaders #KidPowerDC
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I think we all could use some inner peace! Check out our raffle item for the Taste of the Garden from @yogaheights. Yoga and Wellness for Every Body and Every Level! They have you covered where classes are accessible to anyone...anywhere. Enjoy this 5-class package for safe, socially distant in-person classes or participate in a virtual class. Get your raffle tickets today, 1 for $5 or 3 for $10! http://bit.ly/TOGRaffle

#TOG2020 #HealthandWellness #CommunityPartners #kidpowerdc
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Ms. Brittany and the rest of our enthusiastic #KidPowerDC staff members are getting ready for our virtual, interactive, and inspiring event... The 8th Annual Taste of the Garden. So get your friends and family together to have a Kid Power Watch Party with us on October 8th!

All proceeds from this event will directly impact the students we serve through our innovative and hands-on programs. Due to the pandemic and the increased equity gap, our role in the academic achievement and social-emotional well-being of local youth is more important than ever.

Get your tickets today AND check out our silent auction and raffle items.
https://bit.ly/TOGTix

#TasteOfTheGarden #KidPowerChampions #CantStopKP #Foodie #DCYouth #YoungLeaders #communitychampions
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Want to support a student as they start back to school virtually? Join #KidPowerDC, Maryland MENTOR, and 50 other mentoring programs from around DC and Maryland in the #500virtualmentors challenge and sign up to be a mentor today! Click the link to apply! Easy Peasy! Can you say #challengeaccepted? Link to Application here: bit.ly/500virtualmentors #500virtualmentors ...

Who said virtual events had to be boring? Not Us! Join us for our 8th Annual Taste of the Garden fundraiser on October 8, 2020. We will spotlight the important work of #KidPowerDC, our families, instructors, and community leaders with impact stories, and of course preparing a delicious 3-course meal with our cooking demonstrations!
Get your ticket today! https://bit.ly/TOGTix

#TasteOfTheGarden #8thTOG #VeggieTime #VirtualTOG @ecocatersdc @mysuperfd
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