Mentee-Mentor Outing Opportunities
African American Civil War Museum Tour
Description: The tour is free with a paid option to be given after the museum tour, a walking tour in the U Street community visiting select ‘heritage sites.’
Date and Time: Sat, March 10th, 2:00-3:30PM
Location: African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo
Description: Join some of the station’s most notable personalities, as well as leading fitness and health experts, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Prepare for entertaining, exercise-related fun and education, including health tests and checks, presentations, Zumba, yoga and dance classes and much more.
Date and Time: Sunday, March 11th, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC 20001
DC Emancipation Day
Description: The capital city was a dichotomy during the Civil War. Slave traders still bought and sold slaves in the city, while abolitionists in the community fought fiercely against slavery. Congress issued the DC Compensated Emancipation Act in April of 1862, nine months before Lincoln made his Emancipation Proclamation. It was a legal and symbolic act that officially ended slavery in DC and led to the eventual national decree. Washingtonians, as well as the District of Columbia government, celebrate Emancipation Day each year with a parade, live music, food, and fireworks.
Date and Time: Saturday, April 14th
Description: Passport DC is a month-long festival in May that pays tribute to Washington, DC’s thriving international culture. As part of the festival, the first two Saturdays in May are devoted to embassy open houses. Consider this your chance to stroll Embassy Row – a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue NW that runs through Dupont Circle and Upper Northwest – and visit some of the more than 170 embassies based in the nation’s capital.
Date and Time: Embassy visits- May 5th and May 12th
Location: Throughout DuPont Circle and Upper Northwest
Mentor Training/Enrichment Opportunities