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Leaders In Action Students Learn about Physical Wellness

The Leaders In Action (LIA) students from West Virginia recently completed their first lesson from the curriculum on the seven dimensions of health. While involved in this unit, focused on physical wellness, the students participated in many interactive and educational activities to reinforce the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Please Join Us at FLOC’s 7th Annual Children’s Book Festival!

Save the date for the 7th Annual FLOC Book Festival taking place on Saturday, November 16th from 4-6 p.m. at Pepco Edison Place Gallery. FLOC’s Book Festival is a time for children and their families to celebrate reading and books!

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David: ‘I Am a Future Leader for Our City’

On Thursday, October 17th, the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) and the Afterschool Alliance hosted the 12th annual Lights On Afterschool, an event celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America’s children. David, a 12th-grade Scholar, was asked to deliver remarks on his experiences in afterschool programs.

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Maintaining Your Cool

Today I had to prove that I knew about Drake and, in fact, I was ridiculously pleased to announce that I owned his first two albums. Last week I proudly shared that 2 Chainz would be performing back in my home country. The looks of awe on my student’s face was priceless. Score, big time. Major cool points. I’ve rarely been more grateful for friends who are DJs.

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Middle School Scholars Visit the University of Pennsylvania

Early on a bright and sunny October 14th, 25 Middle School students from the FLOC Scholars Program boarded a bus headed for the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn).

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Meet Jacob: A Leaders In Action student from Harpers Ferry Middle School

Jacob, a student involved in his second Leaders In Action (LIA) year, has been chosen as our Student Spotlight for the month of October.

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NTP Welcomes New Team of Corps Members

Fall has finally arrived. After what felt like an endless summer, a series of gray and rainy days have left us with cool nights and increasingly colorful trees. At FLOC, everything kicks into high gear in the fall.

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Seventh-grade Scholars Design Festive Cards

Last week, the 7th-grade Scholars kicked off their exploration of community service by making Halloween cards for hospitalized children. The students enjoyed designing festive cards and writing words of encouragement for other kids who may not have the opportunity to spend Halloween with their friends and family.

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Passing on Life Lessons

This quote began to have meaning for me when I started volunteering at FLOC in September 2012.  I was a recent college graduate, finishing up my very first internship in DC, and yearning for an opportunity to give back in this community.

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Leaders In Action 2013-2014

The Outdoor Education Center is gearing up for Leaders In Action 2013-2014! Last year’s program was extremely successful, with many field trips, guest speakers, outdoor activities, and even an alternative spring break trip to Charleston, WV! The OEC hosts Leaders In Action (LIA) at two local middle schools, Charles Town Middle School and Harpers Ferry Middle School where we meet weekly from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

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