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Charles C. Stephenson, Jr. co-author of “The Beat: Go-Go’s Fusion of Funk and Hip Hop” was invited give a brief introduction to go-go, a genre of music that originated in Washington DC and blends the styles of funk, R&B, and hip-hop to create a unique and distinct sound. Following Mr. Stephenson’s remarks, the popular female go-go band, Be’la Dona, took the stage providing an exciting night of live entertainment as the Leaders had a chance to unwind, enjoy some ice cream and even show off their dance moves!
White House Visit & Panel Discussion
The Jeter’s Leaders began their day at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EOB) where they heard from a panel of President Obama’s key staff members. The Jeter’s Leaders presented Michael Strautmanis, Deputy Assistant to the President, with a signed Jeter’s Leaders jersey for President Obama. Strautmanis shared professional guidance with the group and urged them to continue to work hard in school and in their communities. Kyle Lierman from the Office of Public Engagement spoke to the Leaders about his job as White House Liaison to the Sports Community and Ronnie Cho, Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement talked about his role as White House Liaison to Young Americans. The discussion offered the Jeter’s Leaders an opportunity to gain insight into a variety of careers that are directly related to their social change efforts.
Following a discussion with the President’s staff, the Leaders were escorted to the White House to explore the legendary residence that has hosted dignitaries, diplomats, and world leaders.
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art with Special Address by Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole - CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS
The Jeter’s Leaders visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) on Friday afternoon. They were welcomed with an inspirational address by Director of the museum, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole.
The NMAfA fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa and humanity. The museum’s collection of over 10,000 objects represents nearly every area of the continent of Africa and contains a variety of media and art forms.
The Jeter’s Leaders visited the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis where they learned about the evolution of the Navy and its impact on the history of the United States.
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The Jeter’s Leaders Complete HandsOn Greater DC Service Project at The Arts and Technology Academy in Washington, DC - CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS
Not only did the Jeter’s Leaders leave a lasting impact on the youth they mentored at The Arts and Technology Academy, they literally “left their mark” by painting Derek’s 10 Life Lessons on the benches that they built for the learning garden that they cultivated at the school.
Following the project’s completion, the Jeter’s Leaders were recognized by the Dean of Students and staff from The Arts and Technology Academy and HandsOn Greater DC staff during a closing ceremony in the auditorium.
Turn 2 Foundation President, Sharlee Jeter, presented the school with a $10,000 donation on behalf of Derek and the Jeter’s Leaders.
Highlights from Wednesday Evening
After dinner, the Jeter’s Leaders posed for some silly photos and reflected on the impact of their trip during their evening journaling session.
The Jeter’s Leaders are “HandsOn” in Washington, DC - CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS
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In collaboration with HandsOn Greater DC Cares, the Leaders are lending their time and services to The Arts and Technology Academy, a public charter school in Washington, DC’s seventh ward. Over the next two days, the Leaders will help to beautify the school’s garden, provide mentoring services to the student population, assist in clerical work, and provide necessary building support.
About HandsOn Greater DC Cares:
HandsOn Greater DC Cares comprehensively mobilizes volunteers and strengthens nonprofits to better impact communities and the key issues in the Greater DC region. HandsOn Greater DC Cares works with a network of more than 860 nonprofits, 43,000 volunteers and a host of corporate and foundation partners to positively impact the region. Through their partnerships within the past year, HandsOn Greater DC Cares has engaged more than 43,000 volunteers in volunteer opportunities through their flexible volunteering program, trained and placed 52 business professionals on local nonprofit boards, and developed and executed 90 large-scale projects engaging more than 6,500 volunteers in facilities beautification projects across the region, including projects at 45 DC public schools.
The Jeter’s Leaders are “HandsOn” in Washington, DC!
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