Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Look for another Mentor Program update in November. The next Mentor Day is November 19th!
Mentor Rafia Zahir-Uddin and mentee Derricka Black at Quiztal City.
Mentor Omar Newland and mentee Malik Clark after planning their first outing at World Wide Webly Park.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The field is set and the race is on for leadership positions in the TMA student government. Candidates submitted applications to run last week, and the campaign began Monday ahead of this year’s Student Government Association elections, set to take place November 8.
Students running for school-wide office will speak at the Pep Rally on Tuesday, October 25, while candidates for class representative will speak to their classes at lunches next week.
Here are the candidates for office for the 2011 election:
Collecha Newby (12th grade)
Kesha Payton (9th grade)
Nick Tucker (10th grade)
Taylor Middleton (12th grade)
Elsie Mayo (12th grade)
Doneeisha Brown (9th grade)
Allanxandria Hall (12th grade)
Freshman Class Representative
Sophomore Class Representative
Junior Class Representative
Senior Class Representative
This month, students engaged in exercises focused around the central theme of Negotiation. Working in pairs and small groups, the budding lawyers argued opposing opinions over cellphone use and school uniform policies. At Foley Lardner, students excitedly took to the podium to present closing arguments both for and against school uniforms. An impressed Foley Lardner attorney acted as Principal and announced the final ruling, “Students will wear uniforms, but there will be dress down options two or three times per week.” The board room erupted in cheering.
Students boarded buses back to TMA as the sun broke out from the clouds. Skills learned from the first lesson on negotiation will be useful to students when they return for Law Day next month and tackle a case on individual rights. At the conclusion of the lesson, attorneys from each firm come together to nominate and select two “Lawyers of the Day” from each group. The following students were selected as October’s “Lawyers of the Day”: Amorri Jackson, Anthonya James, Cedric Harper, Cericia Wallace, Chanita Platt, Cristal Sandoval, Damon Carrington, Doneeshia Brown, Eric Izzard, George Harris, Isiah Anderson, Joseph Staten, Lamont Street, Marie Edmonds, Olivia Wilson and Tyree Phillips. Congratulations! This month’s recipients were awarded chipotle gift cards for their exemplary performances. Check back here next month for November’s nominees and a recap of the Individual Rights lesson.
Washington, D.C. 20020
After-school program located in Anacostia. Includes tutoring and playground recreation with youth.
The LAYC provides education, recreation, culture, skills training, and support services to Latin@ and other youth. The Center has many different volunteer opportunities and events; check under the Volunteer page for specific info.
Washington, D.C. 20003
* An advocacy network for young people all over Washington. Outreach programs include a residence for teenage mothers, a crisis intervention telephone hotline, a run-away shelter and neighborhood "safe houses." There are many opportunities available, including tutoring, peer counseling, and hotline attendant. This program involves considerable training. Minimum age for volunteers is 16.