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Thankful Thursday

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.

The Seeds Are Planted, The Fish Are Swimming!


The OC After School students have planted the seeds that will be cultivated in their indoor aquaponics planters. Today, a variety of fish were added to the system. The water is circulating through the tiers, and the grow lights are beaming overhead. “This is cool,” said one fourth grader. “I can’t wait to get here after school to see what’s happening!”

That’s just the type of reaction we aim for here at INMED’s Opportunity Center. Making learning fun enables our staff ignite a level of curiosity that will help our community’s at-risk children excel at school.