success story

Meet Florence, an accomplished 11th grader

Florence, 16, is in the 11th grade and has been with FLOC for a year now. She is a student in FLOC’s High School Scholars program held Wednesdays nights. Florence enjoys coming to FLOC and looks forward to it each week. She loves how FLOC…

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Meet Nicole

Nicole, 10, is in the 5th grade at Capital City Public Charter School. This is her third year at FLOC, and this year she’s in Tuesday night program for reading and Thursday night program for math. Nicole loves the environment at FLOC, and she is always excited to…

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Meet Samantha

Samantha, 8, is in the fourth grade at Brightwood Elementary. She’s beginning her third year with the Tuesday night reading and Thursday night math programs at FLOC. Samantha’s favorite subject in school is math, and she says FLOC has helped her learn to like math….

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Meet Foday: A Talented and Inspiring FLOC Scholar

Foday is a rising 11th grade student at Bell Multicultural High School and has been involved with both the FLOC Scholars and Neighborhood Tutoring Programs since the 8th grade. If you attended this year’s annual Recognition Event and Empower Awards, you might remember learning of Foday’s hard work navigating the reading curriculum and the…

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Meet Juel and Julian

Juel, 7, attends H.D. Cooke Elementary School. He is in first grade. At FLOC, Juel goes to the Tuesday Night Reading program and has been at FLOC since October 2013. In his free time, Juel likes to play soccer with his friends and build Legos….

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Meet Tewabech: A Self-Determined and Artistic Scholar at FLOC

Upon first interaction, Tewabech doesn’t strike you as a typical high school student. She’s reading George Orwell’s ‘1984’ a second time for fun – this time outside of class to get more meaning out if it. If for some reason you needed ceramic carving tools,…

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Meet Da’Maree: An Enthusiastic Student at FLOC

Da’Maree is a very optimistic student in our Thursday Night Math program. When talking to her I could notice her kindness and her eagerness to learn. Since she started at FLOC this fall, she has shown a lot of improvement in her math skills and…

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Meet Breana: An Energetic LIA Member

As a sixth grader at Charles Town Middle School, Breana has always enjoyed attending our Leaders In Action program. She is an energetic girl; continually answering our questions, helping other students, and participating in every activity. Breana joined Leaders In Action because she “has always…

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Meet Jordan: An Eager Learner in LIA

Jordan is a student participant in our Harpers Ferry Middle School Leaders in Action program. This fun loving seventh grader joined LIA at the beginning of sixth grade. Why, you may ask? During the end of fifth grade he talked to a previous VISTA about…

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Meet Nicholas: A Motivated FLOC Scholar

At fourteen years old, Nicholas has already been with the FLOC Scholars Program for about two years. One of his favorite times at FLOC was a summer zoology program that took students on a field trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo, which he brought up…

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