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December 2018 Community Calendar

Thursdays and Saturdays (year-round)
Farmers Market

Thursday, December 13
Mayor's 20th Annual Senior Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 27 - Saturday, December 29
National Title IX Holiday Invitational Conference and Classic

Community Spotlight: Teens Run DC

A Q&A with Stephen Hocker, Executive Director of Teens Run DC.

How did Teens Run DC (TRDC) start?

Founded in 2009, TRDC began at Wilson Senior High School with 19 students and 7 teachers. Since then, TRDC has grown from a pilot project to a nationally-recognized organization with innovative and research-driven programming, now serving nearly 500 middle and high school students at eight partner schools throughout the District of Columbia through our curriculum-based approach that employs running, mentoring, and social emotional learning.

What are TRDC's program offerings?

Teens Run DC is the only program for DC's middle and high school students focused on health and wellbeing that supports students academically, physically, and socially, both in and out of school. The organization's founding beliefs that (1) positive change and growth occur within the context of long-term, caring relationships and a welcoming community; and (2) bolstering the physical, social, and emotional well-being of at-risk youth leads to lasting achievement in academics and beyond, and continues to shape the vision and direction of the organization. Our program promotes the physical and mental health of at-risk youth in some of DC's most underserved communities through three key program offerings:

1) Mentoring: TRDC's coaches and volunteer mentors provide consistent guidance to our students and serve as positive role models. Coaches are at each school two days per week and volunteer mentors work alongside coaches during Saturday practices.

2) Social Emotional Learning (SEL): SEL tools are critical for healthy transitions into adulthood, but underserved youth often lack the support to develop these skills. Students meet with coaches for four one-hour sessions each week to learn skills from the SEL curriculum.

3) Running and Physical Activity: In TRDC's distance running program, students develop personal fitness goals. With the help of our coaches, they improve cardiovascular fitness by engaging in a minimum of 150 minutes of physical exercise each week. Our weekday programming is complemented by Saturday practices and races that attract community members to come out and support our students.

Mayor’s 20th Annual Senior Holiday Celebration

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Office on Aging will be hosting and celebrating the holiday season with more than 4,000 Washington residents at the 20th Annual Senior Holiday Celebration. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the DC Armory and will feature live entertainment, health and wellness exhibits, a festive lunch, and of course, giveaways.

This event is free; those interested are required to contact their senior site or call 202-535-1372 for tickets.

#RFKUntapped: More Tastings Coming in 2019!

The revitalization of the RFK Campus continues! To celebrate turning asphalt into action, we’ve partnered with Atlas Brew Works to develop a limited-edition IPA beer called RFK Untapped. Designed by locally-renowned artist Maggie O’Neill, the can is inspired by the idea of visually reimagining a coveted area of the District – while the beer’s name is a nod to the Campus’s untapped potential. The beer officially launched in October of this year. Keep an eye out for further announcements and tasting dates as we head into 2019.

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Missed our meeting on 4.30.18 and want to catch up on the plans for the RFK campus? Check out the video now!

4.30 Community Meeting Video

Missed our meeting on 1.24.18 and want to catch up on the plans for the RFK campus? Check out the video now!

1.24 Meeting Video

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RFK AC 2nd Meeting Summary

See the PPT presented at the October, 2018 community meeting!

NACE RFK Parking Lot Categorical Exclusion August 2018

See the NACE RFK Parking Lot Categorical Exclusion August 2018 here. 

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