Tart Lumber

Super article on Sterling’s beloved Tart Lumber, a family-owned enterprise since 1951, in the summer issue of Loudouner. Current owner and CEO Elizabeth “Libby” Tart Fritsche serves on the Board of Trustees of INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center, where her leadership and generosity have made a tremendous impact on vulnerable children and families in Loudoun.

“If we can try to get families the help they need to combat homelessness and provide services to children who need after school care, that’s fantastic,” Libby says in the article. “I wish it could cure all the problems in Sterling but I hope it takes away some of the despair that children have.”

Read more about the Tart-Fritsche family and support Tart Lumber! http://www.loudountimes.com/pdf/special_sections/2017SummerLoudouner/mobile/index.html#p=44
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Full STEAM Ahead

Students in Session 3 of our Summer Camp learn about engineering, the “E” in INMED’s expanded focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) in our programs at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling, VA. INMED uses participatory education to help low-income children, youth and families to develop and strengthen skills to be workforce competitive.

If you have a skill to share, please consider offering a workshop to our program participants at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center. More information is available by contact Maria Vasquez at mvasquez@inmed.org. If your company or organization would like to support our programs financially, please contact Cecilia Capece at ccapece@inmed.org. Learn more about our programs at https://opportunitycenter.us.

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INMED Volunteers

Congratulations to Maeve McQuillan and Vihita Kanteti, two high school students who completed the Loudoun Cares Claude Moore Community Builders (CMCB) project by volunteering with INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center after-school and summer camp programs. The CMCB program connects teens with unique volunteer experiences at respected nonprofit organizations while supporting nonprofits with much-needed volunteers. This experience helps students develop skills and qualifications that give them a competitive edge in higher education and future careers, in addition to preparing them for a lifetime of service.

Maeve and Vihita gained valuable experience in planning and executing elementary-level after-school and summer camp programs. Loudoun Cares recently presented INMED with a commemorative plaque in appreciation for supporting the CMCB program. Learn more at http://www.loudouncares.org/what-we-do/claude-moore-community-builders/.

If you or someone you know is looking for volunteer opportunities at INMED, please contact Erin Lewis at elewis@inmed.org

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INMED’s Summer Camp

A friendship quilt and shaving cream clouds were just two of the hands-on educational activities on the first day of Session 3 of INMED’s Summer Camp at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling yesterday. It’s not too late to volunteer or! Contact Erin Lewis at elewis@inmed.org or call 703-729-4951 for details.

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INMED in the Loudouner

Great article about INMED and its Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling in the “Health & Wellness” section of the 2017 summer issue of Loudouner, a quarterly publication of the Loudoun Times Mirror. Click here to read it online: http://www.loudountimes.com/pdf/special_sections/2017SummerLoudouner/mobile/index.html#p=52

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Emojis are more than just whimsical social media icons.

Summer campers at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center are using super-sized emojis to help them learn how to express their emotions in constructive ways—even at the earliest ages. Fun with emojis is just one activity of the self-esteem course developed and led by INMED’s intern Rita Kailani. Learn more about summer camp and other programs for children and families at https://opportunitycenter.us.

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Thank You to Comfort Cases for Donation

INMED would like to send a sincere thank you to Terri Aufmuth and all of the associates at Comfort Cases for their generous donation of 50 backpacks for distribution to our program students and young participants at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center. The pile of back packs took up most of our lobby! Please visit their website at www.comfortcases.org to learn more about this amazing group of hard-working volunteers and the support they provide to the community.

4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

INMED Partnerships for Children is pleased to announce that we have earned a 4-star rating (the highest rating possible) from Charity Navigator for the 5th consecutive year. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Its team of professional analysts examine tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 8,000 of America’s most viable and trustworthy charities.

Charity Navigator’s rating system examines two broad areas of a charity’s performance: financial health and accountability and transparency. Its ratings show potential donors how efficiently a charity will use its support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time, and its level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.

To read INMED’s evaluation, visit https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=5438

To support INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center, visit https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/opportunitycenter

Full STEAM Ahead

Students in Session 3 of our Summer Camp learn about technology, the “T” in INMED’s expanded focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) in our programs at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling, VA. While Loudoun is one of the most affluent counties in the nation, thousands of children do not have access to the Internet, computers or other technologies at home. INMED offers the opportunity for children, youth and families to develop and strengthen skills to be workforce competitive.

If you have a skill to share, please consider offering a workshop to our program participants at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center. More information is available by contact Maria Vasquez at mvasquez@inmed.org. If your company or organization would like to support our programs financially, please contact Cecilia Capece at ccapece@inmed.org. Learn more about our programs at https://opportunitycenter.us.

@INMEDCenter  @INMEDChildren  #STEM  #STEAM  #academicenrichment  #skillsdevelopment  #competitiveworkforce