Community Outreach


Fitwize 4 Kids Ashburn has strongly felt that giving back to the community and teaching our children and members the importance of doing so, is one of our utmost goals and missions.

This year we are thrilled to introduce our new Inspire Community Service Program: Inspiring Kindness, Growing Compassion, Giving Back, Changing Lives.

Each month we will offer service projects for our After School/Kindergarten Enrichment students to actively participate in. These projects will be centered around a specific monthly theme that will engage and encourage children to give back to our community, all while learning how to serve. Check out all of the awesome things our students are doing for the community each month!

2017-18 INSPIRE COMMUNITY SERVICE CALENDAR

 

Theme & Activities Discussion & Videos  
April
Taking Care of YourselfSchedule4/6: What is Stress?  Discussion about what makes us stressed – how we can identify it4/13: How can we manage stress?  Breathing and yoga exercises4/20: Nutrition seminar videos4/27: Make stress balls
April is the month our children begin to feel the pressure and stress the end of school year brings. Teachers are wrapping up the fourth quarter and prepping students for SOLs. We will talk about stress, what it feels like, what it does to our bodies, and how we can manage it through various exercises and techniques.

 

March
Removing Barriers: Celebrating our DifferencesSchedule
3/9: Discussion/videos about the many of “differences” there are & drawing a self-portrait for the portrait wall.3/16: Videos & thumb print activity3/23: Nutrition seminarDiversity Lesson Plan:
One World, One Heart BeatingIt’s Okay To Be Different: Teaching Diversity
In March we “dare to be different in a world full of ordinary.”  We will hold discussions and activities centered around how we are all unique and it’s our uniqueness that makes us special. In addition, March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. We will incorporate this into our curriculum, discussing the challenges the disabled face and how we can help to be more inclusive. Information below may be used during our Friday lessons:

February

Spreading the Love; Feeding the Hungry

Collecting items for “Birthday in a Box” project to be donated to Loudoun Hunger Relief later in the month. Please consider donating:

  • Boxed cake mix
  • Icing
  • Cake decorations
  • Candles
  • Balloons
  • Party favors
  • Invitations, etc.
  • Shoe boxes

February 16th Activities include:

  • Students should bring in a picture of their pet
  • We’ll make dog treats in baggies or
  • Make a bracelet with a paw charm

See our February flyer for more details.

 

February we focus on what love is and different ways we can show it, random acts of kindness and celebrating Love Your Pet Day. Information from  below may be used during our Friday lessons:

What’s Love & Different Ways to Show it

Videos

Random Acts of Kindness

Love Your Pet Day

January

Mind & Body Health: Having Hope and Being Kind

To be donated to the Loudoun County Homeless Center:

  • Collecting hotel & travel sized items for homeless donation
  • Collecting breakfast foods

See our January flyer for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will begin to incorporate our character education program in with our INSPIRE monthly themes.  January we will focus on gratitude, kindness (to include anti-bullying activities) & hope. January videos include:

Gratitude

Healthy Mind & Having Hope

Bullying

 

 

December

It’s Better To Give Than to Receive: Giving Back to Those In Need

  • Collect toys for Toys for Tots
  • Giving Tree collection
  • Letters to service men & women
  • Spare change collection for “Cents for Service”
  • Collecting hotel & travel sized items for homeless donation
Activities and discussions will be centered around giving to those in need as we collect toys for the holidays for local families to donate to Toys for Tots, and adopt a classroom in TN (Giving Tree). We will include how Toys for Tots started and how it’s a Marines program, which will start us on our first activity of writing letters to service men and women. December videos:

See our flyer for more details

 

 

November

National Hunger & Homelessness Month: Love Thy Neighbor.

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Bags for the Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR)
  • Collection of non-perishable breakfast food items to donate to the people who live at the Loudoun Homeless Services Center (LHSC)
  • Cards made for LHSC
We discussed how people around the world, and in Loudoun County, can be hungry and homeless. Thankfully we have Loudoun Hunger Relief and the Loudoun Homeless Services Center available to people in our county when they assistance.

Hunger Information and Videos
https://www.loudounhunger.org

General Information about Homelessness:

 

 

October

National Breast Cancer Awareness: Believe in a Cure

  • Pink friendship bracelets
  • Ribbon pins
  • Breast cancer pumpkins
  • 10/28 Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser: Believe in a Cure, raised nearly $1,600; 100% of proceeds to go LBHN.
We kicked the month off with discussions about breast cancer statistics and inspiring videos of courageous children who have struggled with someone close to them having breast cancer.

 

 

September

Childhood Cancer Awareness: Lets End Childhood Cancer. Together.

  • Tissue paper flowers
  • Chemo Care Kits delivered to Fairfax Hospital
  • Tri for Love Marathon
  • Two-by-Four Race against childhood & canine cancer
We kicked-off our INSPIRE Community Service program this month with the theme of Childhood Cancer Awareness. Here are the videos and information presented:

 

 


We are continually looking for new opportunities to help out our community, so if you have any suggestions, please feel free to let us know.

Healthy Bodies

Strong Minds

Build Character