For this semester’s community service day, our girls led groups of middle school girls at the AKA’s annual STEM conference. From leading the girls to each session to helping them with materials and lessons in classes about smart social media habits, robotics, chemistry and even trademarks. Learning STEM and volunteering? Amazing.
Big thanks to our amazing Community Service Chair Jazmyn Singleton for planning this event!
As an end of the school year treat, we took a few of the girls from the class of 2015 and our brand new class of 2016 to a community service day! Our wonderful leadHER chair, Jazmyn, found out that the National Park Service was having a day to encourage more African Americans to visit national parks, so she signed us up for a community service project at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Kenilworth is pretty amazing, the gardens are beautiful and they’re right in Anacostia! Who knew?
Not only did the girls get to learn a little bit about planting grass and dealing with worms (you can guess how they felt about that one), they also got to meet Audrey Peterman, an amazing woman who travels the country and writes book to encourage more Blacks to visit National Parks. After lunch in the park we took the girls home and celebrated the end of our very first year!
MiT celebrated MLK Day and the Inauguration by participating in the Yes We Can End Illiteracy! National Day of Service project. We woke up very, very early (kudos to our 15-year-olds who were all almost on time!) and went to Malcolm X Elementary School where we served breakfast to the volunteers and helped two preschool teachers prepare their classrooms for the next unit. And congrats to Kezia Williams of Capital Cause and the rest of the committee for planning a phenomenal day of service!
Serving breakfast to a hungry crowd.
Cutting out shapes for the restaurant theme.
Wiping preschooler germs off the mats.