Events & Campaigns
OUT IN THE COMMUNITY
Part of being an advocate for youth wellness and connecting with the community we serve, by providing resources, hosting social gatherings, and sharing our learning resources. Here a few of the events we hold throughout the year.
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Annual & Ongoing
Fly By Nature Foundation's Dream & Steam Academy 1st Cohort Award Ceremony
On Wednesday June 7th, 2023, we will be having our 1st Cohort Award Ceremony & Reception to honor the students from our after-school STEAM program Artificial Intelligence Gaming & Coding Club. We implemented this program at the Seed School of Washington, DC back in October of 2022.The students have worked extremely hard, persevered through intense rigor, long hours, participating in a Global Coding Competition and all of our students ranking in the TOP 50 with our 9th grader ranking 10th. Help us celebrate them for their hard work and wish them well on their next academic journey.
TUMAINICON 2023 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING CONFERENCE
TumainiCon, is a annual SEL conference for students and staff is our biggest event of the year and we are running it back!! Last year, we hosted 250 + students, educators, and school leaders.
This year's conference will be hosted IN-PERSON on Friday, May 26, 2023 at Sky Zone Waldorf from 9:00am-2:00pm, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month!! Our theme for 2023 is "It's Okay Not to be Okay". We want to create a safe space for our students and staff to share their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in an authentic and holistic way, as they navigate the MANY challenges and trauma happening in our community.
Give 8/28 began in 2018 with a vision from YBGB Institute founder, Ebonie Johnson Cooper, to have a giving day dedicated to grassroots, Black nonprofits. n year two, Give 8/28 partnered with the crowdfunding platform, Mightycause to provide an invaluable infrastructure to the day. Give 8/28 builds on the momentum created by Black Philanthropy Month with one concentrated day of giving for Black nonprofits, which leverages online fundraising tools in order to tap into the enthusiasm of the 21st Century philanthropist.
5th Annual DCPS We the Girls Young Women's Leadership Conference
Fly By Nature participated in the 5th Annual Conference this July at Howard University where we facilitated a Bullying Prevention & Intervention workshop. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with We the Girls!
This conference is dedicated to the empowerment of District of Columbia Public School 6th - 12th grade girls. It gives them the opportunity to explore invigorating topics including identity, bullying prevention, yoga and mindfulness, healthy relationships, Zumba, community advocacy, leadership, college readiness STEM and much more. Fly By Nature Foundation and The Community Enrichment Project was excited to be invited to give 2 Bullying Prevention & Intervention workshops for the girls.
Back to School Supplies Drive
Each year in August, Fly By Nature Foundation partners with several Organizations, Local Businesses, Schools and dedicated individuals to collect School supplies for students in the District of Columbia. We also attend community events to distribute supplies for families in need.
"You Have a Voice" Campaign
Our "You Have A Voice" Campaign was created for youth that has experienced bullying. Oftentimes, bullying falls on deaf ears. Sometimes it's simply because the adults are not trauma-informed, do not understand its importance, are not comfortable with handling these situations, or don't believe them. Our goal is to amplify their voices, give encouragement to ask for help, opportunity to educate people on the effects bullying has on youth, and give testimonies of those who have experienced bullying but were able to overcome it. We call on our celebrities, influencers, pro athletes, and corporations to join us during our campaign throughout bullying prevention month. More details will be coming a few months prior to our campaign kickoff. We're planning to kick off the "You Have A Voice" Campaign in September 2022.
10 Pages-A-Day Campaign
Students in the greater D.C. area have lost nearly a full academic year of reading skills due to COVID-19. According to a study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, student’s literacy loss was between 57 to 183 days. Students in D.C. area schools ranked at the top for the most amount of reading skills lost. Through this campaign, Fly By Nature Foundation cultivates mindfulness activities to improve literacy and mental health. If you would like to know when we kick off the next campaign, make sure you subscribe to our mailing list.
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Reading exercises our brain
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Cultivating lifelong love of reading
Preparation for academic success