Since 1994, INMED Partnerships for Children’s Loudoun County programs have served the most vulnerable children and families in the community where we have established our global headquarters.
Our Youth Programs include an Homework Help, STEAM Club, Babysitter Certification and The Hangout.
Through our new virtual Homework Help program, students in grades K-5 can receive assistance with specific homework questions in the four core subject areas (math, science, English/language arts, history/social studies). Sessions are delivered via Zoom for one hour on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Email Tanisha Cox to register.
Friday night fun is taking a new form for kids of all ages in Loudoun County. In partnership with Educando Con Amor, we have taken our popular Saturday STEAM Club at the Opportunity Center virtual. Delivered via Zoom, activities include math gymnastics, science experiments, emotional intelligence and arts-and-craft projects, all led by our volunteers. Students also have access to a full library of fun, how-to arts-and-crafts videos by local teens in the P.A.S.T.A program. Email Rosa Tobar to register.
Affordable childcare is an ongoing challenge for the parents we serve. Without it, working parents are forced to leave their young teens and preteens in charge of caring for their younger siblings. It’s a huge responsibility, and most youth are not adequately equipped.
Partnering with Loudoun County Child Protective Services, we’re offering free babysitter certification classes. Held under COVID-compliant conditions at our Opportunity Center in Sterling, kids learn everything from CPR and first aid to how to respond in a variety of emergencies. We also have facilitated informational workshops for parents to help them understand the county’s rules for leaving children home alone. Keeping children safe is a key component of building healthy, resilient families! Email Paula Callaghan to learn more or register for an upcoming class.
Navigating the teenage years is challenging for most youth, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it even more complicated. With the support from Loudoun County government and Loudoun County Public Schools, INMED USA has developed a program to help teens cope with COVID-related and other typical stressors.
Called The Hangout, the program provides an opportunity to share and participate in activities where teens feel safe in a space that’s dedicated to them. Held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at our Opportunity Center, groups of 10 teens participate in socially distanced activities, such as mindfulness, team building, working with therapy dogs, physical fitness and painting, as well as preparing and eating a meal together. The activities, which are led by INMED staff and volunteers, help teens build strong support networks.
Special thanks to Reston Limousine for providing door-to-door shuttle service for our participants. Email Rosa Tobar for more information or to register.
The Healthy Families Loudoun program’s intensive, long-term virtual home visiting and case management services are targeted toward helping families build a foundation for success, where the outcomes of our work are evident in stronger, more self-reliant families, a healthier community, and children who enter school ready to learn and succeed. Learn more about our Healthy Families Loudoun program.
Parent Education and Support Groups
Our Spanish-language Parent Education and Support Groups that provide at-risk families with the opportunity to overcome social isolation and strengthen parenting, coping, relationship and life skills. Participants receive emotional and practical support, direct assistance in accessing community resources culturally and linguistically appropriate education in six key areas:
- Positive parenting
- Preventing family violence
- Building strong relationships
- Child health and development
- Adult health and well-being
- Personal and family capacity building/life skills, such as financial literacy
During classes, children are engaged in developmentally appropriate activities that also build socialization and language skills.
El Futuro Program
INMED USA’s El Futuro program is designed to accelerate economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic among the disproportionately affected Latino immigrant community in Loudoun County. Through a variety of educational and skills development initiatives including: Basic Computer Skills for Parents, Life Skills Workshops, Free Family Essentials and COVID relief, and Access to Community Resources.
The INMED School at Paxton Campus (Coming in 2021)
As the most affluent county in the nation, Loudoun produces high-achieving students with unlimited opportunities to reach their full potential. But many youth in our region never get the opportunity to achieve their dreams, because they are economically disadvantaged, have a disability or are unable to adapt to traditional classroom settings. The INMED School at Paxton Campus in Leesburg, VA is designed to provide an innovative learning environment for middle-school and high-school students to set them on the path to self-reliance and purposeful lives.
In addition to a general education curriculum, INMED will offer hands-on learning courses in sustainable agriculture, health, nutrition, business development, entrepreneurship, marketing, economics, environmental science, international studies, and horticulture—all centered around an aquaponics greenhouse and outdoor organic school gardens. INMED has an impressive history of aquaponics and adaptive agriculture education around the world. The INMED School at Paxton will partner with our INMED affiliates on three continents to offer exciting opportunities for international collaboration for our INMED School students. Our goal is to graduate a new crop of agri-entrepreneurs each year. CLICK HERE for more details. (link to existing page for Paxton)
Visit Us at:
INMED Opportunity Center
21630 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 130
Sterling, VA 20166
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