On June 13th, FLOC held its annual Fred Taylor Scholarship Dinner at St. Francis Monastery to honor and celebrate our graduating seniors from both high school and postsecondary. Students, families, postsecondary coaches, board members and FLOC alumni filled the room to recognize our students’ hard work and highlight their achievements.
The beginning of summer for most of us means a time to relax, take a break from school and enjoy the weather. Here at FLOC, we have finished our school year programs, congratulated our high school graduates and celebrated another successful year of programs.
Last week, FLOC held the 9th Annual Recognition Event and Empower Awards at the Woman’s National Democratic Club. The event was well attended with a great mix of students, families, and volunteers from both the Neighborhood Tutoring Program (NTP) and the Scholars program.
Our 7th Annual Book Festival took place at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery on Saturday November 16th. Over 130 people attended the event including FLOC students, volunteers, parents, and board members. This year we were able to celebrate our annual literacy event by distributing over 1,170 books to the 73 students who attended.
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.
My first two weeks at FLOC have been fast and exhilarating. As the new College Access Coordinator, I have the privilege of overseeing weekly workshops for middle and high school students in the Scholars Program. With less than a week under my belt, it was time for my first Returning Family Orientation.
I am super excited to write my first blog as the new Bilingual Program Coordinator at FLOC. Although I have only been here for a month, I have participated in several fun activities and have observed some amazing tutor-student pairs.