THEARC Offers Safe Alternative For Ward 7&8 Youth During Spring Break Vacation
Washington, D.C. – April 10, 2015 – Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) in Ward 8 is proud to announce a pilot program targeted at keeping Ward 8 and Ward 7 youth safe and engaged during Spring Break vacation. YouthNights@THEARC runs from Monday, April 13, 2015 to Thursday, April 16, 2015 beginning at 8PM each night and ending at 11PM. Free shuttle service to and from THEARC will be provided. YouthNights@THEARC is free for ward 7 and 8 youth ages 8 – 18.
YouthNights@THEARC Schedule of Events
April 13: 4x4 Basketball Tournament and Games with WPGC’s DJ Flexx
April 14: Teen Poetry Slam featuring FRESHH Inc. and DC Youth Slam Team
April 15: Movie Night in THEARC Theater
April 16: Open Mic with WPGC’s Joe Clair and Shack Nd Pack
Nightly Shuttle Pickup
7:15PM Congress Heights Metro Station (Alabama Ave SE Entrance)
7:25PM Manor Village (Corner of Alabama Ave SE and Stanton Rd SE)
7:35PM Woodbury Village (Corner of Alabama Ave SE and 23rd St SE)
7:45PM Orchard Park Village (Corner of 22nd St SE and Southern Ave SE)
Nightly Shuttle Dropoff
10:15PM Congress Heights Metro Station (Alabama Ave SE Entrance)
10:25PM Manor Village (Corner of Alabama Ave SE and Stanton Rd SE)
10:35PM Woodbury Village (Corner of Alabama Ave SE and 23rd St SE)
10:45PM Orchard Park Village (Corner of 22nd St SE and Southern Ave SE)
YouthNights@THEARC was created in response to the community’s outcry for safe, positive events for local youth during a recent increase in street violence. As THEARC marks 10 years of serving the needs of Ward 7 and Ward 8 families, THEARC and its 10 resident nonprofits feel compelled to act.
YouthNights@THEARC was made possible with the support of Building Bridges Across the River, WC Smith, WPGC, 7th District Metropolitan Police Department, ArtReach at THEARC, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington FBR Branch, Children’s Medical Center at THEARC, Covenant House Washington, Levine Music, LIFT-DC, The Washington Ballet, The Washington School for Girls, Trinity at THEARC, I CAN at THEARC Theater, Rocketship, ANC 8B, DC Trust, Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, The Washington Informer, and generous private donors.
For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation please visit http://www.thearcdc.org/node/7386
Twitter: @THEARC_DC #IamTHEARC #YouthNights
Officially opened in October 2005, The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is a $27 million, 110,000 square-foot campus located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC's Ward 8. THEARC is a home away from home for the many underserved children and adults of east of the river, enabling them to participate in dance classes, music instruction, fine arts, academics, continuing education, mentoring, tutoring, recreation, medical and dental care, and other services at a substantially reduced cost or no cost at all. THEARC was established by Building Bridges Across the River, a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the quality of life for children and adults by providing leadership, management, and fiscal oversight of the campus and grounds. Through a collaboration of partner organizations, THEARC provides access to quality educational, health, cultural, recreation and social service programs. By providing these programs, BBAR and its partners aim to contribute to the revitalization of the Ward 7 & 8 communities.
THEARC Partner Organizations
Building Bridges Across the River / Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington: FBR Branch / Children’s National Health Center /Children's Health Project of DC / ArtReach at THEARC / Covenant House Washington / Levine Music / Trinity Washington University / The Washington Ballet / Washington School for Girls