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Jamie Lee Curtis To Pay Tribute to Youth Who Have Demonstrated Resilience and Overcome Trauma In DC

This story comes to us from Sarah Harrell:

Golden Globe award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling children’s book author Jamie Lee Curtis will celebrate the sixth annual National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at the “Building Resilience in Young Children Dealing with Trauma” program on May 3 in Washington, D.C. Awareness Day is an annual observance of the importance of caring for every child’s mental health sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More than 100 public and private organizations and over 1,000 communities across the country will participate in local events and activities in celebration of Awareness Day.

 

Aidah Collection 3rd Anniversary Runway Show & Benefit In Support of Girls Inc. of the Washington DC

Aidah Collection 3rd Anniversary Runway Show & Benefit In Support of Girls Inc. of the Washington DC

On Saturday May 7th 2011, Washington DC fashion designer Aidah Fontenot hosts her 3rd Anniversary Runway Show & Benefit in support of Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metro Area.

Opening Doors for High School Girls

According to a report published by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the number of women holding computer-related jobs peaked at 36% in 1991. It’s been in decline ever since. Considering how technology-dependent our society has become, that spells bad news. It’s especially concerning for an area filled with companies that deliver cutting edge products and services to the Federal government.

So how, then, do we turn this trend around and encourage young women to go into technical fields? Enter the Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program.

Girls in Technology helps high school girls develop skills needed to architect an academic and professional future in technology. It’s a volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of corporate sponsorships.

Computer Building Competition -- 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

Computer Building Competition -- 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

                                

                                           *****BRING YOUR TEAM OF 4 TO WIN LAPTOP COMPUTERS*****

10:00am -12:00noon   Saturday, April 16th & April 30th

Charles Flowers High School

10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road.

Springdale, MD  20774

WGB Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser

WGB Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser

May 5th is your chance to help cloth thousands of women and children in crisis. Come enjoy Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting, Tequilla Tasting, South of the Border Treats, Music and Raffle from 6 to 9pm at the NEW WGB Store in Sterling, VA.

Click to buy tickets

Location: New WGB Store
20 Export Dr, Sterling, VA

For more info, http://www.homeaidnova.org/ewires/cinco_de_mayo_invite.html


All proceeds benefit Women Giving Back, a HomeAid Task Force

14th ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON TECHNOLOGY

14th ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON TECHNOLOGY

The Youth Summit on Technology is Patriots’ original and signature event and we are excited to have Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker as our Chairman for this year’s annual event.  Last year, this event was attended by over 500 students from 5th-12th grades and a growing number of parents.  The purpose of the Summit is to get students excited about the possibility of college, study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Date:    Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:    7:30am-4pm

Where:  CharlesH.FlowersHigh School

             10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Young fans of the Silver Diner, ‘Next Generation’ diner of choice in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, can audition to be spotlighted in the restaurant’s upcoming TV ad campaign. By filming homemade audition tapes, children ages 5 to 12 can upload their videos to YouTube – with a chance of being selected as one of the featured star talents.

As part of the restaurant’s initiative to communicate the importance of incorporating fresh and local ingredients in traditional menu items, Silver Diner has engaged in a strategic communications campaign, kicking off with a TV commercial set to air throughout the Washington, D.C. media market.

Continuing with the restaurant’s mission to be an active and engaged member of its local communities, Silver Diner is looking for children who are familiar with the diner and understand the importance of eating healthier.