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Upcoming Programs -- Programas para familias

posted Jun 20, 2013, 12:45 PM by L M

Wednesday/Miércoles, June 19. Family Literacy Workshop/Taller para promover la Literatura en Familia. 6:30-8pm. Para asegurarse que los niños esten leyendo al nivel de su grado, los padres aprenderán estrategias divertidas que pueden ser utilizadas en cualquier lengua y incluidas en la rutina diaria. Incluye cuidado de niños/Childcare provided.  Learn strategies to help your child develop their reading skills.  Workshop in English and Spanish/taller en español y inglés. Columbia Grove Apartments, 1010 South Frederick Street.  For more information contact Sarah Levin at sarah@greenbrierlearning.org. Sponsored by Greenbrier Learning Center.

Thursday, June 20.  Financial Success Classes. Come to these free classes to learn about how to make your money go further and how to achieve your goals through smart money management strategies. Classes will focus on goal setting and budgeting, credit and debt management, and creative saving strategies. Everyone who attends all three classes will receive a certificate of completion. Instruction is available in English and Spanish. Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Arlington Department of Human Services, 2100 Washington Blvd., Lower Level Conference Room.  To register: contact Jennifer Abel at jabel@vt.edu; 703.228.6417.

 

Thursday/Jueves, June 20. Financial Literacy/Educación Financiera. 6:30-8pm. Learn the information you need to manage your  money and improve your own financial well-being. Beyond balancing checkbooks, these workshops will help you actively plan for the future. La educación financiera le dará la habilidad de manejar su dinero y mejorar su bienestar financiero. Es más que balancear la chequera, también incluye preparación para el futuro.  Workshop in English and Spanish/taller en español y inglés. Childcare provided/Cuidado de los niños disponible. 5401 7th Road South. For more information, contact Sarah Levin sarah@greenbrierlearning.org.  Sponsored by Greenbrier Learning Center.

 

Saturday, June 225th Annual Regional Soccer Tournament.  Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force in partnership with Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) will host our 5th annual regional soccer tournament at Washington-Lee high school in Arlington, VA.  This tournament provides an opportunity for 100 at-risk youth between the ages of 12-16 to enjoy a day of fun, teamwork and a chance to win prizes.  More importantly, the tournament serves as an opportunity for our youth to learn about the extracurricular programs in our community centers as well as those offered by NVFS.  These programs provide teens with the opportunity to engage in positive recreation and personal development activities.  Teens participating in programs like those offered by NVFS and Arlington Parks and Recreation are less likely to become involved in gangs, engage in substance abuse and other destructive behaviors.  The National Gang Crime Research Center reports that 80% of gang members reported they would leave the gang if offered the right help.  Each participant will receive a t-shirt with a large logo message “DON’T lose yourself in a GANG”, resource information line 703-GET-HELP and website www.preventgangsnova.org  This soccer tournament is organized and funded by Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force.  The grant does not cover food, therefore lunch is $6 per person.  The deadline to submit a registration is Friday, June 14th.  For more information, contact Tito Vilchez at 571/274-2699 or rvilchez@arlingtonva.us'

 

Saturday, June 22Point of Hope Day Camp for children and their parents. Capital Caring, a leading local hospice provider, is holding a fun and therapeutic one-day program for children ages 6-14 and their parents who are grieving the death of a family member.  Separate programs for children and adults. Both programs include group discussion, expressive arts and recreational activities.  Free.  9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Alexandria County Day School, 2400 Russell Road, Alexandria.  For information and/or to apply, please call Carol Mansfield at 703/538-2032, Wendy Maiwurm at 703/333-6963, or by email at FC_AlexPOHCamp@CapitalCaring.org

 

Saturday, June 22.  Disney Pixar "Monsters University"--An Exclusive Invitation for Families with Special Needs.  Be our guest for the opening weekend of Disney-Pixar's newest family fun movie Monsters University Enrolling 2013.  In addition to the free movie, there will be coffee, an introduction to post-secondary education planning for families with special needs, and information from Arlington SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association) and other resource providers.  AMC Tyson's Corner I, Routes 7 and 123, McLean.  8:30-11:00 a.m.  Seating is limited.  Online RSVP by June 19 at Waddell Group  For more information, contact the Waddell Group at 703/881-9173.

 

Monday, June 24.  Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop.  Learn about breast cancer prevention.  Female participants between the ages of 40-64 (with a valid driver's license or passport) will receive a follow-up care referral for a free mammogram, including transportation and translation services.  5:00-7:00 pm. Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC), 901 S. Highland St.  Sponsored by ECDC Project KNOW (Knowledge for Newcomer Women).  Contact Marisa Howard at 703/685-0510 x229 or mhoward@ecdcus.org for more information.

 

Monday/Lunes, June 24. Educational Support/Apoyo Educativo. 6:30-8pm. Learn more about what to expect and how to prepare your child as a student, starting in kindergarten all the way to college. This workshop will give parents the tools to navigate the school system and help their children make a smooth transition as they advance through each grade level. Aprende más al que debe esperar y come puede prepararse para su niño como estudiante en la escuela, desde jardin hasta la universidad. Este taller le dará las herramientas para navegar el sistema escolar y asegurar una transición suave para niños mientras están avanzando en nivel de grado. Incluye cuidado de niños/Childcare provided. Buchanan Gardens Apartments, 926 South Buchanan Street.  For more information contact Sarah Levin at sarah@greenbrierlearning.org. Sponsored by Greenbrier Learning Center.

 

Monday/Lunes, June 24. Financial Literacy/Educación Financiera. 6:30-8pm. Learn the information you need to manage your  money and improve your own financial well-being. Beyond balancing checkbooks, these workshops will help you actively plan for the future. La educación financiera le dará la habilidad de manejar su dinero y mejorar su bienestar financiero. Es más que balancear la chequera, también incluye preparación para el futuro.  Workshop in English and Spanish/taller en español y inglés. Childcare provided/Cuidado de los niños y disponible. 5401 7th Road South. For more information, contact Sarah Levin sarah@greenbrierlearning.org.  Sponsored by Greenbrier Learning Center.

 

Thursdays, July 10-August 7Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women.  Women have unique financial needs. Most will at some time be on their own financially. Some will never marry, some will see their marriages end in divorce, and others will outlive their husbands. This course will provide you with information that you need to take charge of your financial future. The course, which will convene at the Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.) from 6:30-8:30 p.m., includes five classes: July 10 Financial Basics, July 17 Insurance Basics, July 23 Investing Basics, July 31 Investing for Retirement, August 7 Planning for Future Life Events. To register please access the registration form and brochure at this link: http://offices.ext.vt.edu/arlington/news/money-talks-info/money-talk-2013-flyer.pdf. You may also contact jabel@vt.edu with questions.  Cost: $25 for accompanying textbook. Purchase of the book is not required; course is free without book. This is a program of Virginia Cooperative Extension and Arlington Public Libraries.

 

Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program: Part I (ELP I) is a leadership development and college prep program for Latino youth (8th through 12th grades) offered three times each year in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Students participate in activities to increase their leadership and communication skills, self-confidence, and prepare for college. Emerging Leaders matches students with young professional mentors who provide valuable advice in areas such as study skills, goal setting, and career planning. Students also visit universities, engage in community service, apply for and win scholarships, and are eligible for the Emerging Leaders Program: Part II. Emerging Leaders Program: Part I will be taking place in TWO locations this summer:  June 25-August 3, Tuesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-12:30pm in Arlington or June 24- August 3, Mondays 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-12:30pm in Falls Church.  Please visit our website for more information: www.edu-futuro.org.

 

Learn at Home Kits from the Parent Education Program are great summer reading for parents!  Pick up some new tips for parenting from the comfort of your own home, or maybe even at the beach or poolside!  Topics include: Loving Discipline for Children, Family Communication, Bullying Prevention, Internet Safety, Adolescent Development, Stress Management and more.  Get more information or request your free kit today by contacting Cheryl at cfuentes@arlingtonva.us or 703/228-1551

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