Upcoming Event

11th Annual Taste of the Garden is Back
with a New Delicious Twist!

On April 25th, 2024, experience an evening full of community celebration, guest speakers, philanthropic and advocacy awardees, live cooking demos, and much more. The Taste of the Garden brings together industry experts, youth advocates, local partners, and community members. At the heart of the event is our partnership with Kid Power students, who will join renowned chefs, Food Educator Chef JojoResident Chef Embassy of Haiti and Former White House Chef Sebastien Salomon, and Food Ambassador and Executive Chef Kaimana Chee, in electrifying cooking showcases. Witness the magic of collaboration and creativity as they whip up culinary delights before your eyes.

 

This year, we are honored to present the 2024 Excellence in Leadership Award to the remarkable Mrs. Shawn Yancy, a philanthropist, EMMY Award winner, tireless community advocate, and esteemed Washington News Anchor. In addition, we will also shine a spotlight on a local hero with the 2024 Community Hero Award, recognizing their unwavering dedication to uplifting our community.

 

Join us as we recognize and celebrate the outstanding efforts of those who positively impact our community and youth. Let’s honor their efforts and inspire one another to continue creating positive change. So let’s get ready to Sip, Savor, and Stroll with special guests: Musican Emma G, Master Sommelier Nadine Brown, and Author Maryah Greene. This event includes chef demonstrations, guest speakers, wine tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.

 

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🚨 Last chance to double your impact! 🚨
Our Season of Opportunities campaign is ending soon and we need your help to reach our $12K goal to support DC youth this summer. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10K, until June 30th and it will:

📚 Engage young minds with educational activities
🥗 Promote healthy living
💡 Inspire future leaders

Plus, we will draw our final donor raffle on 6/28 to win 2 Tix to @thewashingtonballet, The Nutcracker!

DONATE TODAY and make this summer unforgettable!
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Congratulations to Andrianna Dunbar for winning this week's raffle prize to @fogo. As we approach the final week of our Season of Opportunity Campaign, we are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of our community. Our final raffle giveaway prize is 2 tickets to the @thewashingtonballet. 🩰🤍

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Congratulations to Randi Garnick for winning this week's sports memorabilia raffle prize. As we approach the final weeks of our Season of Opportunity Campaign, we are eternally grateful for the support of our community. Next week’s raffle prize is a gift card to @fogo. Perfect for a dinner for two 🍝🥗🍷.

#KidPowerDC #DCPublicSchools #DCPS #DCNonprofits #DCMentoringPrograms #DCSummerPrograms
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Celebrate our graduates! Take a look back at our Mentoring Program’s graduating seniors. As we reflect on the memories, the laughs, and the connections made, we are so excited to see the incredible impact our seniors will make on the world. We can’t wait to see our seniors tonight at their Mentoring Graduation Ceremony. #Classof2024 #Graduation #DCMentoringPrograms #DCPublicSchools #MentoringMoments 🎓❤️ ...

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Zamiya and mentor Landon bonded over many things, including their love for Harry Potter. Following graduation, Zamiya is interested in becoming an EMT. Landon shares, “I am so proud of Zamiya, I am proud to have been her mentor.”
#Classof2024 #Graduation #KidPowerDC #DCHighSchoolPrograms #DCNonprofits🎓
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Protégé Jeremiah reflects on his experience with mentor Andrew. One thing that surprised Jeremiah about his mentor was how much he learned about building relationships. Andrew shares, “I always knew Jeremiah was special…he has taken every challenge with a positive perspective.”
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Graduating senior and protégé Faithful has been matched with her mentor Jennifer for 3 years. Following graduation, she is most excited to go to college and see the world. Jennifer says, “I know Faithful will be hugely successful in university and have such a big impact on this world.” #DCMentoringPrograms #DCPublicSchools #DCHighSchoolPrograms #DCNonprofits #Graduation #KidPowerDC ...

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Protégé Dana sees herself traveling to different countries following her graduation. Dana and her mentor Jill have made extensive memories together over their two years together, from getting lost at museums to seeing new places in the city. Jill says, “It’s been such an amazing journey to watch her grow, and we’ll keep growing even after her graduation.”
#DCMentoringProgram #DCPublicSchools #Classof2024 #Graduation #KidPowerDC #MentoringMoments
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Congratulations to Susan Sall for winning this week's raffle prize to @yogaheightsdc! Your collective contributions are helping to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our students. Watch out for next week's prize: your choice of signed sports memorabilia from a few of your favorite teams! #DoMore24 #SeasonofOpportunity #DCPublicSchools #Raffle #DCNonprofits #DCPS ...

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Osaro, a graduating senior and protégé in our mentoring program, shares that he is most excited to “gain independence and learn more about the world”. Some of Osaro’s favorite things about mentor Neal include his reliable advice and consistency. Neal states, “I know all of Osaro’s hard work will propel him into this next phase of his life, I’m always here to support him.”

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Celebrate our graduating seniors with us! Today, we shine a spotlight on Kynnedie. Her mentor, Tabinda, shares, "If this is what the next generation looks like, we’re in good hands. I cannot thank Kynnedie enough for that. I am so proud of her." We’re thrilled to celebrate Kynnedie as well as our other graduating seniors at our annual graduation reception on June 12th!🎓🎉

#CelebratingOurSeniors #ChangeMaker #YouthLeaders #DCPublicSchools #Classof2024 #SeniorSpotlight #DCMentoringPrograms
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Family Engagement Nights provide families with a firsthand glimpse into our After-School program. From activities such as planting seeds to making yogurt parfaits and clay-made volcanoes, our Engagement Nights are the perfect opportunity to connect and create. We can't wait to create more memories at next year's Family Engagement Nights. In the meantime, let's get ready for Summer!
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Congratulations to this week’s raffle winner, Justin Quinn! We cannot thank you enough for your generous support of our programs. Together, we can transform this summer into a Season of Opportunity.

Next week’s prize is a 5-class pass to @yogaheightsdc. Interested in learning more about our campaign and our amazing raffle prizes? Press the link in our bio!

#DoMore24 #SeasonofOpportunity #DCPublicSchools #DCPS #WashingtonDC #DCNonprofits #DCsummerprograms #YogaHeightsDC
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