SW Children Enjoy a Day of Skating

As Christmas came closer and children’s patience became thinner, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) volunteers Macellus Watson and Andre Wilkinson helped the children ease their impatience for Christmas with a day of ice skating. Kamari, Musa, Harroon, Usuf, Bennie, and Kaylin all enjoyed the slippery ice at the Canal Park rink by the […]

Computer-for-Kids Graduation

Four students completed the Computer-for-Kids course: Stevon & Ravon Benson, Landen Johnson, and Miracle Matthews. Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. (photo caption: Miracle Matthews with her Computer-for-Kids certificate. Also in the photo are (L to R) Paul Taylor, speaker at the Graduation; Bruce Levine, SWNA President; Thelma Jones, SWNA YATF Chair; and Gerald Brown, volunteer instructor.

YATF Supports Summer Basketball Leagues

The basketball court located in Lansburgh Park is more than a place to play pick-up basketball. For many boys in the community, it was the catalyst that helped to train 22 of them in the fundamentals and intricate details of basketball form and play. The idea of working with young people in a sport that […]

Computers for Kids Graduates Get New Laptops

Miracle Matthews (7 years old, Amidon-Bowen student) and her mother and Gianii Marshall (10 years old, Tyler Elementary student) pose with the new laptops they received through SWNA’s Youth Activities Task Force’s Computers for Kids (CFK) program. For more information about the program, check out our article on page three of the July issue of […]

Computer-for-Kids Graduation

photo caption: CFK Instructor Gerald Brown, YATF Chairperson Thelma Jones, and SWNA President Kael Anderson. In front (L to R) graduates Miracle Matthews and Giannii Marshall (absent from photo is graduate Dynaja Roach). On June 8, three special young ladies became the most recent graduates of the 2014 Computer-for-Kids (CFK) program. Created in 2007, the […]

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Programs

caption: A table of football awards for the Wolfpack players. A plaque was given to the SW Assembly’s Youth Activities Task Force for supplying team uniforms and equipment. caption: In the community room of Channel Square, Greg Boykin, left, conducted an awards banquet for the five teams of the Wolfpack football program at King-Greenleaf Recreation […]

SWNA Youth Go on Field Trips

December and January have seen Southwest youth on field trips to the National Christmas Tree near the White House, skating at Canal Park, and to Gaylord at National Harbor in Maryland. The trips, all sponsored by the Assembly’s Youth Activities Task Force, have been funded by contributions largely from generous residents of Southwest sending tax-deductible […]