Monday, May 11, 2009

Literacy Conference - All Ages! - This Weekend!

As part of the All Corps Service Day on Saturday, May 16th, AmeriCorps is organizing a Literacy Conference for all ages!

The conference consists of two 40-minute workshops for children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade and their parents. Scheduled activities and times are as follows:

Registration (free to all participants!)
10:00am - 10:20pm

First workshop

10:30am - 11:00am

Second workshop

11:20am - 12:00pm


Noon - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 2:00pm

Turner at Green Elementary
1500 Mississippi Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20032

(walking distance from Congress Heights metro station)

Workshop Options:
Pre-K/K, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th
American Sign Language, Haiku, Rhyming Words, Fitness & Nutrition, Theater,


Comedy, Spoken Word

Resume Writing, Finance

All are invited to attend!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many children can I bring?
As many as you can. Keep in mind that each workshop is capped at 15 participants, accommodating a maximum of 135 children and 30 parents.

How can I register for the workshops?
Registration will take place from 10:00am - 10:20am at the site and on the day of the conference. If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more, please call Janelle Forde
(202) 549-6692 with the names of each participant, his/her grade, and workshop choices, before Saturday, May 16th.

I am not a parent, but I work with children in a school or organization -- can I chaperon a group?
Yes! Please follow your school's or organization's field trip guidelines.

I am a parent; do I have to participate in the parent workshops.
No. Adults may volunteer alongside national service members in one of the other service projects, such as gardening, picking up litter, and painting murals.

Oops! I almost forgot -- is all of this free?
Yes! The entire day is free of cost for community members (of Earth) to enjoy.

When is it again?
THIS Saturday, May 16th.

photos courtesy of AmeriCorps.

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