Programs

INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center Programs

Download schedules for our Family Education and Moms & Babies classes:

August 2017 Family Education and Mom & Babies Class Schedule:   English / Spanish
November 2017 Opportunity Center Calendar of Events:  English  Spanish

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM & ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center offers educational and complementary programming for elementary school children who lack access to the county’s after-school programs. Our After-School program operates on Monday through Thursday from 3-6 pm. Activities focus on:

  • Homework Completion: INMED volunteers work one-on-one with children to instill a regular homework discipline.
  • Tutoring (all subjects-elementary) and Middle school math: Students enrolled in the after-school program receive one-on-one tutoring on Monday through Thursday. High school students provide math tutoring on Saturday morning. Registration is required for both.
  • Academic Improvement Plans: INMED’s staff works directly with LCPS teachers and guidance counselors to help at-risk students succeed.
  • Self-esteem Building: Via INMED mentors and other activities, children discover their potential and set goals for success.
  • Enrichment Opportunities: INMED volunteers and staff lead age-appropriate cooking workshops, music lessons, art classes and skills development, including mindfulness exercises, to enhance learning objectives.

For more information, contact Erin Lewis at 703-729-4951 or elewis@inmed.org.

SUMMER CAMP

INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center offers several sessions of a 2-week day camp during July and August for low-income children aged 5-12 to keep them academically engaged and to avoid learning attrition over the summer break. Camp is held Monday through Friday from 2-6 pm.  Activities reinforce elementary-level education in the form of:

  • Science experiments
  • Arts and crafts
  • Group games
  • Physical education and recreation
  • Music
  • Cooking

Contact Erin Lewis at 703-729-4951 or elewis@inmed.org for more information.

FAMILY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

The INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center provides education, services and resources that families need to raise self-sufficient children and build strong family units. Some of our offerings include:

  • Healthy Families Loudoun: In-home educational and support services for pregnant women, teens and families with young children. A family support manager works one-on-one with each family to give children the best possible start in life and to ensure the children remain healthy, safe and nurtured.
  • Child Development and School Readiness: Moms & Babies Class and other directed play groups for parents of infants and toddlers promote socialization, early literacy and developmental stimulation.
  • Financial Literacy: Community and center-based education on budgeting, money management, banking and credit for youth and adults through curriculum-based class series.
  • Parenting Education: Center and community-based classes in Spanish on topics, such as health, parenting, fatherhood, healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention.

Download schedules for our Family Education classes or contact Coralis Fernandez for more information: 703-729-4951 or cfernandez@inmed.org. For ancillary support services, contact Erin Lewis at elewis@inmed.org.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND JOB READINESS

The INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center partners with a variety of other organizations and educational institutions to provide skills training and development to youth and low-income adults. Offerings include:

  • Job Readiness: Services to prepare youth and adults for productive employment and economic self-sufficiency, such as computer access for job searches, applications and resume development and job readiness training.
  • Computer Skills Training: In partnership with Computer C.O.R.E., the Opportunity Center provides computer training and career development support to low-income adults in Northern Virginia. C.O.R.E. classes meet two evenings a week at INMED’s Opportunity Center. This 7-credit class is approved by Northern Virginia Community College, with capacity for 12 students.
  • Entrepreneurship and Income Generation: Workshops on small-business training as well as classes that provide potential for teens or adults to earn informal or supplemental income, such cooking and jewelry-making classes.
  • Food Manager Certification: In partnership with Ekklesia USA Church, the Opportunity Center hosts a 7-week course designed to culminate in a food manager certification, which enhances students’ opportunities to work in the professional food service industry.
  • ESL Classes: INMED offers free weekly ESL classes on Saturday mornings to improve English language proficiency. Free child care available.

Contact Erin Lewis at 703-729-4951 or elewis@inmed.org for a schedule of classes or other information.

HOMELESSNESS SUPPORT

INMED provides intensive support services, resources and counseling to help families avoid homelessness or secure stable housing. Our highly successful programs include:

  • Opening Doors: This homelessness intervention program provides support to families with young children. Case managers provide assistance, support, education and resources to help families find permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Family Homelessness Prevention: This program provides in-home services for families at imminent risk of homelessness as a result of job loss, family crisis or other dire circumstances to help them regain stability. Case managers connect low-income households with resources for employment, affordable child care and medical assistance, while helping them build new skills in saving, budgeting and life management.

For more information on INMED’s homelessness support programs, contact Cecilia Diaz-Yap at 703-729-4951 or cdiaz-yap@inmed.org.

 

MENTORING

Becoming a mentor with INMED is an opportunity to reshape the future of at-risk youth. Helping a child with homework at our After-School program or tutoring a child in a core subject are great ways to build trusting relationships that lead to mentoring moments. If you have a heart for mentoring a disadvantaged child, please contact Erin Lewis at 703-729-4951 or elewis@inmed.org.

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