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.