Thankful Thursday

Today we thank after-school volunteer Dr. Sarbari Gupta from RESET for all the fun and engaging #STEM activities she organizes for our kids. This one is called “Walk the Line” to teach algorithm programming. In this activity, kids form teams to create algorithms to help a blindfolded teammate walk trails that consist of several right angles. The team that reaches the end of the trail first scores a point. Teams change trails and repeat the activity until every team member gets a chance to walk the line. The team that scores the most points wins—the game and a new life skill!   Learn more about RESET at @RESETDC or

Share Your Talents

Do you have a skill or talent to share with our kids or families? Consider leading a free workshop for low-income families or a fun skills development session with our after-school kids—like a soccer skills clinic or beginner music lessons. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Yahaira Hanon at to learn how you can share your gifts.

Parents helping their child’s academic achievement

Studies show that parent engagement in the educational development of their children improves achievement more than any other single factor. At INMED’s Opportunity Center, we facilitate parent involvement to help our kids achieve their academic goals.

After-school coordinator Yahaira Hanon meets with parents monthly to update them on our academic enrichment activities and provide information on parenting topics, tips and community events they may want to enjoy with their children. This month, Yahaira invited the @LCPBSterling to make a presentation of its many free services for children and families. It’s a community treasure and terrific community partner!