Shop to Donate

Mark your calendar to shop for INMED at Sterling Restaurant Supply’s new store at One Loudoun! Sterling Restaurant Supply (SRS and formerly Fortessa) will donate 15% of every purchase to the charity of your choice between September 18th through the 30th. It’s a win-win: beautiful tableware for you AND a gift for INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center! Learn more at https://www.sterlingrestaurantsupply.com.

Developing Job Skills for Success

We’re pleased to announce that INMED is offering a new 8-week course in floral arranging on Saturday mornings at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling, beginning on September 9th from 10 am – 12 pm.  The course will be facilitated by community partner Ekklesia USA. Contact INMED Programs Director Maria Vasquez for more information and to register: mvasquez@inmed.org, 703-729-4951.

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Building Confident Kids Fundraiser

Help kids in crisis by supporting community partner Building Confident Kids at its very first fundraiser on Saturday September 16 from noon to 2:30 pm at Bowl America in Sterling. The $35 admission fee includes bowling, shoe rentals, prizes, giveaways and more. Bring a group for even more fun! Register online at Buildingconfidentkids.org. For additional information and sponsorships, contact Christina Krogh at  info@buildingconfidentkids.org

New Programs at our Family & Youth Opportunity Center

We’re so excited to share all the great new programs we created over the summer at our Family & Youth Opportunity Center, such as our new computer lab, library/study space and music room. A steady stream of INMED community partners, donors and supporters stopped by last Friday for a sneak preview at our open house. With their assistance, we are able to provide program activities to children and families, situated in Loudoun County, that have the fewest resources.  Note: Our program (student) enrollment process for participants are based on referrals from the elementary schools in our district.  It is not an open registration for the After-School Academic Enrichment Program (which occurs during the week:  Mon – Thurs).

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Thank you to our community partner Five Stones Institute and Dr. Martha Calihan

A BIG thank you to community partner Five Stones Institute and Dr. Martha Calihan for their mindfulness classes for our kids in INMED’s summer camp sessions. Five Stones is using the practice of mindfulness to teach our children to define and understand ways to address stress, anger and frustration and to develop a set of personal tools, such as controlled breathing, meditation and relaxation, to support calm and balanced responses to stressors.

Do you or your company have a unique skill to share? Please consider leading an enrichment workshop, seminar or course for our After-School or Family Education programs. Contact Programs Director, Maria Vasquez for more information: 703-729-4951 or mvasquez@inmed.org.

For more about mindfulness, visit http://fivestoneswellness.com/ #mindfulness

Thankful Thursday

Today is the first day of school for children in Loudoun County. We are thankful to Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, Sterling Supervisor Koran Saines and all the other Supervisors who supported and encouraged INMED’s efforts to provide free bus service to students in our after-school program at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling. We now pick up students from the Sterling, Rolling Ridge and Guilford Elementary Schools, who would not otherwise be able to get to the center on their own. Learn more about our youth programs at the Opportunity Center at https://opportunitycenter.us.

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Year-Round ESL Classes

We’re pleased to announce that our free beginner, intermediate and advanced ESL classes will be offered year-round every Saturday morning, beginning on September 9th (for Beginners) and September 16th (for Intermediate) at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling. Free child care is provided. There is a $50 work book fee, but some assistance is available. Contact Programs Director Maria Vasquez for more details and to register: mvasquez@inmed.org or 703-729-4951.

Free Dental Clinic

Don’t miss the FREE dental clinic in Sterling on August 26! Hope for Tomorrow, a local nonprofit, understands that a bright smile is priceless, which is why it is hosting a dental clinic at Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling on Saturday, August 26 from 8 am to 3 pm. Services will include cleaning, extractions, fillings and more. For more information, call 301-963-5079 or email info@hftusa.org

After-School Academic Enrichment Program with STEAM-related activities

INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center is expanding its After-School Academic Enrichment Program to include STEAM-related activities. If you have expertise in computer science, music instruction, and art appreciation and are willing to share this knowledge on a volunteer basis, once a week for an hour—please contact Cecilia Capece at ccapece@inmed.org. Every student you help will increase their opportunity to succeed!

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FREE Saturday Cooking Class

Students in INMED’s FREE Saturday cooking class at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center are exploring the culinary arts and learning skills for becoming self-sufficient. Special thanks to community partner Ekklesia USA for providing instructors for this class. Students pictured here cooked a Latin American favorite called salchispaguetty (spaghetti with hot dog), which they proudly served to their parents. For more information about our kids’ cooking class on Saturday, contact Programs Director Maria Vasquez at mvasquz@inmed.org.

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