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Mayor Vincent C. Gray & District Agencies to Launch 2014 One City Youth Summer Initiative & Truck Touch

Friday, June 6, 2014

Mayor Vincent C. Gray & District Agencies to Launch 2014 One City Youth Summer Initiative & Truck Touch

Event to Offer Fun & Information on Summer Services for Children, Teens, Adults & Seniors

WHAT/WHO:  Mayor Vincent. C. Gray and representatives from more than 10 District government agencies will launch the 2014 One City Youth Summer Initiative and stage the annual Truck Touch event. The day will provide an opportunity for children, youth and families to enjoy activities and receive information on all the services, programs and activities available for District residents during the summer.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 7, 2014
              9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Truck Touch & One City Youth 
                                              Summer Initiative Activities
             11:00 am: Mayor Gray will deliver remarks
                                                 
WHERE:  RFK Stadium Parking Lots 6 & 7 (located off Oklahoma Avenue NE)
                2400 East Capitol St NE

BACKGROUND:  The District’s annual agency-wide Truck Touch is partnering with One City Youth for the One City Youth Summer Initiative kickoff. City agencies and first responders will display the vehicles used to provide infrastructure support and emergency and medical services. Agencies also will provide information and a wide variety of mobile services, from health screenings to voter registration information.

As part of the One City Youth Summer Initiative, numerous agencies (including the Department of Parks and Recreation, the DC Public Library, the Metropolitan Police Department, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Serve DC, the Department of Public Works and the Department of Human Services) as well as community-based organizations will engage young people and their families in fun, safe, educational and recreational activities throughout the day. Some of the interactive activities for children and youth are the fun wagon, basketball tournaments, moon bounce, line dancing, arts and crafts and much more.

Government agencies and non-profits will also distribute information about programs and services available to District children and youth during the summer months. OSSE, for example, will be sharing information about the DC Free Summer Meals Program, and MPD will offer tips to keep young people safe.