TOMORROW: CAPE League Sample Saturday and Enrollemt: This Saturday (space is limited)
- Hello DC Area Families,We are in our winter enrollment period for CAPE League. CAPE League is an arts and enrichment, social youth program which meets on Saturday, and is a year round program (we do not accept partial year members). Saturday programming usually goes from 10am-3pm.The program is for children 11-17 (10 in special circumstances). Our quarterly sample Saturday (February 2nd) is tomorrow. It begins at 10am (the schedule is below) and lasts until about 3:30pm. Our location at the Perry School is 128 M Street, NW. Please bring your child there at 9:45am. Tomorrow they should bring $5 for lunch and activities.You must be confirmed beforehand to attend. Please respond to this email with a confirmation for your child's name and age (I will respond letting you know your children are confirmed).The purpose of this day is to sample the program before applying, so please do have an interest in the program. See one of our press releases below. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 202-631-7331.Thank you,Tracy PressSaturday, February 2ndMeet at Perry School (9:45am)
Magazine Project: Play Reviews and Theme Project (10am-11:30am)We will finish up on two aspects of the Arts and Cultural Magazine project that we are working on.The kids will finish writing their play reviews from the Nutcracker, which we saw in December. Kids will be given tip in creative writing. We will go over what goes into a review and how to make it your own. Remember, the kids will be competing for prizes with their reviews.They will also finish creating collages from magazines. The focus of thie activity is Themes. Members will be placed in pairs to create a collage based on a theme/topic that will be chosen for them. The purpose is to get the kids familiar with the content in magazines and understand how themes aer important.CAPE Brunch/Global Youth Service Day Project (11:30am-12:30pm)We will continue discussing our 2013 Youth Service Day project and continue building our wish list and project outline. The project is hosting a Youth Social Day at a local non-profit that will involve building relationships and having fun with other youth in the community. We will also have brunch before heading to the showCAPE Wars and Prizes: Presidential Pop Quiz (12:30pm-1:15pm)In celebration of the second inauguration of President Obama, we will have a competition focus on American Presidents! Members and guests will be paired in teams of three and will get questions based on facts about U.S. presidents. Since our members like money so much, it will be a a Dollar per Ding. For each correct question the team gets $1. And don't worry - we will give you a little cheat sheet tomorrow, so you can study up. (this time I will actually attach it)Field Trip: Washington Auto Show (1:15pm-3pm)We will go out to visit the Washington Auto Show. The kids can view exciting new cars, hang out and participate in a number of family friendly activities.Also, here is the outline for C.A.P.E. areas of focus for the winter (December-February).Community: Political Involvement, Holiday OutreachAcademics: Debate Team, Creative WritingPersonal Enrichment: Multi-Cutlural Experiences, Career Exploration
Entertainment, Arts and Sports: Arts & Culture Magazine, Winter Sports and Physical Fitness-----C.A.P.E. League is a comprehensive, year-round program created to fully integrate the lives of young people in the DC metro area with a broad education and great opportunities that will influence them positively. The program’s strategy is to reach out to youth who are not responsive to other programs, or in special situations, and engage them per their interests in the arts, entertainment, sports or media– while developing them in a variety of other key areas. It is designed to provide an outlet for both fun and enrichment, while providing the pathway for personal growth. The League aims to be a part of its members’ entire adolescence, serving them throughout their formidable years.C.A.P.E. is an acronym for the components of the League and what we focus our activities on:· C – Community Involvement· A – Academic Enhancement· P – Personal and Professional Development· E – Entertainment, Sports, Media and ArtsThe League is geared toward youth who may not be exposed to or able to afford to take part in productive and diverse activities. We recruit youth who are classified as “at-risk”, are from foster homes, a part of single parent and/or lower-income families, or have social or academic inadequacies. However, the program is open to all youth who wish to welcome new opportunities. We aim to provide an outlet for stimulating occupation; while presenting activities that educate and enhance them beyond the classroom. Throughout their membership, they are introduced to the business of entertainment and sports; as well as the performing, literary, and visual arts.C.A.P.E. League MembershipThe program targets youth from underserved communities, between ages of 11 and 17. Membership includes monthly activities - at least 45-55 per year. Membership also includes the following:· Tutoring, computers and academic enrichment through the school year & summer· Mentor or mentor groups that addresses their personal growth and/or professional interests· Structured arts, entertainment, media & sports programming and instruction through the year· Free or reduced summer programming and after-school activities through our partnerships· Group volunteer activities and community service projects· Academic, professional and personal enrichment components - designed to meet the needs of each member (see below)· Recreational and educational field trips· Relationships/partnerships with National Alliance of African American Athletes, Howard University, Monumental/Washington Sports, Technology Playground, Live Nation, Words Beats & Life, Perry School, Essence Magazine and other organizations for additional resourcesThe program is affrodable to all participants who meet the criteria, in the form of scholarships PBM. It is valued at $3,500 per year (but donations subsidize the costs for families).
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