Community Youth Mapping, Camp SEED and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

Tags: Education, Environment, camp seed, community youth mapping, free summer play days, metro trackwork
  • Wednesday saw the beginning of the second Community Youth Mapping project, which will highlight needs and services available for City youth in the East End.  For a six-week period, 20 teens under adult supervision, will talk with business managers, nonprofit representatives and others about how various organizations can support them.  Vice Mayor Kerry Donley stated: "[This project] is a statement about Alexandria and the resources we have for our youth.  This helps the City Council [and makes] us more youth friendly."  
  • Attention parents of 6th to 10th Graders: Fairfax County is sponsoring a free camp! Camp SEED (Students Encouraging Environmental Discovery) will be held in two week-long sessions: August 8-12 and August 15-19.  During the sessions, attendees will gain an appreciation of nature, and spend two nights in Shenandoah National Park! Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Registration is required.  
  • If you ride Metro, you might want to read this article.  It  goes into detail about the trackwork taking place on weekends and even has a link to the full trackwork schedule released by Metro just days ago.  The article states that rather than single-tracking trains, Metro will soon close stations completely and ask passengers to use shuttle/bus connections in order to complete the necessary refurbishments faster.
  • As reported in last week's ACTion column, the City is allowing use of three synthetic turf fields for free during weekends this summer.  It has recently been announced that this will continue through August 14th! Enjoy yourselves!

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