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Mayor Bowser to Host “Summer in the City” to Connect DC Youth with Summer Opportunities

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Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes (OST Office) are inviting parents and families of school-aged youth to the 2nd annual Summer in the City, set to take place on Saturday, April 6 from 11 am to 2 pm at Raymond Elementary School in Ward 4. At the event, families will be able to connect with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community-based organizations to learn more about the summer programs available to their students.

“From employment opportunities to learning experiences, Summer in the City is a one-stop shop for families to learn more about the fantastic, high-quality summer programs available for youth across DC,” said Mayor Bowser. “If your family is looking for a way to keep your students engaged and active during the summer months, then I encourage you to attend this year’s Summer in the City.”

Sponsored by Learn24, the OST Office, and the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME), Summer in the City will connect children, youth, and families to summer programming, internships, and employment opportunities available to school-aged (K through Grade 12) youth. At the inaugural Summer in the City in March 2023, over 250 families were connected with summer programming opportunities for their students.

“We launched Summer in the City last year to centralize what’s available for District families and to showcase coordination across agencies and organizations that provide summer opportunities,” said Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn. “This year, with our theme ‘Engagement for All,’ we can’t wait to spotlight our Learn24 network and partners delivering incredible programs that improve academic performance, social and emotional development, and health and wellness.”

The OST Office, located in the Office of the DME, leads the Learn24 network, which consists of OST programs, government agencies, the Commission on Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes, the Institute for Youth Development, and other key stakeholders committed to ensuring all District youth have access to quality OST programming. Since 2017, the OST Office has facilitated programming for over 68,000 youth through $90 million in awards, emphasizing the Bowser Administration’s continued commitment to developing District youth and students beyond the classroom.

View more information and register for this year’s Summer in the City.

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