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DC mobile woodshop seeks to spark early interest in carpentry

D.C.-based nonprofit Zenith Community Arts Foundation will roll out a mobile woodshop with a ribbon cutting Nov. 18 as an experimental classroom in a 20-foot truck to teach students woodworking skills. It is initially being offered at Ballou STAY Opportunity Academy in Ward 8 for 18- to 24-year-olds who are considering a career in the building trades. Students can learn everything from math skills to handling tools and making projects.

Goombay Inc. Rock Creek Park

Yesterday we had the pleasure of taking a group of teens from the Ballou Stay Opportunity Academy on a 5.7 mile hike through Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. The majority of the teens have never been on a hike or have never walked that distance.
Some of the challenges like steep long hills and intense rock scrambles were met with resistance but as they conquered each obstacle, that resistance became less and less.
Hopefully during their bus ride home they thought about their accomplishments and will use this new confidence in their everyday life.
Great job @balloustay
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Kids Ride Free Program

Mayor Muriel Bowser established and championed the Kids Ride Free transit subsidy program to ensure that enrolled District students who are also District residents can get to school and school-related activities for free.

Take the Shot, DC

Pediatric Vaccination Pre-Registration

To pre-register for a vaccinations, please click the button below to complete the required questionnaire so that DC Health can gather information for your child's vaccine appointment. You can also call the Vaccination Call Center at 1-855-363-0333 to make an appointment.
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