According to a recent study, by age 3 there is a 30-million-word gap between children from the wealthiest and poorest families. Research also shows there are strong links between literacy, school performance, self-esteem and life chances—with poor literacy skills associated with lower education, earnings, health and social outcomes. In INMED Loudoun’s Healthy Families and Moms & Babies programs, it’s never too early to start. Our staff and volunteers work with parents to give the gift of literacy to their children. This video on INMED’s YouTube channel is a great example.
INMED is thankful for all our supporters and volunteers, who give so much of their time and resources to build better futures for children and families around the world. Today, we recognize and thank Sherry Fortier of Peers and Students Taking Action (PASTA). Sherry (pictured here with OC Executive Director Maria Vasquez) is a new member of the INMED Loudoun Programs Advisory Board and has been active in supporting a variety of our activities at the Opportunity Center over the past two years. PASTA is a student- run volunteer group committed to helping the community by learning how to run volunteer programs, researching the needs of their peers and taking action to fill those needs. PASTA members have volunteered in our After-School Program, summer camps and will soon begin middle school math tutoring on Saturdays from 10 am – noon.
A big THANK YOU to Sherry and the PASTA volunteers to giving their time to help our kids at the OC.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Opportunity Center! Friday, September 30 from 4:30-6:30 pm, featuring a festive dinner, a money management workshop for parents, activities for the children, a raffle and fun for the whole family. For more information, contact Coralis Fernandez at 571-465-5999 or send an email to email@example.com.