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Community Minute: Afterschool and summer programs for youth in D.C.

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Kid Power is a local nonprofit organization that provides after-school and summer programs to approximately 400 youth throughout the District. The organization promotes academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and civic engagement in underserved communities. Through its Academic Power Hour, students receive small group academic instruction aligned with school day learning. The Citizenship Workbook civic engagement program uses literacy-building to teach US history and encourage youth-led community action. Kid Power also runs The Veggietime Project, where students connect a nutrition and environmental science curriculum to hands-on gardening, cooking, market, and service operations. Each summer, Kid Power runs the Summer Leadership Academy, an academically rigorous summer program which keeps students in school and engaged with various service and athletic activities.

For more information, contact:
Kid Power, Inc.
755 8th NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-383-4543

Support for the WAMU 88.5 Community Minute is provided by the Meyer Foundation.
 

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