|Y.E.S. Club students gathered around Abingdon's Giving Tree to showcase donated goods for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.|
|Y.E.S. Club students went on a walking field trip to the Shirlington Library. Students were given a tour of the library and met the librarian. Students also applied for library cards.|
This year, Ms. Cerrato, Ms. Steinmetz, and Ms. Carter have the pleasure of leading three Y.E.S. Club mentorships at Abingdon. The theme of this year’s YES club is building life skills for an everyday toolkit! Our YES club members are learning and developing skills to become an engaged and informed citizen in both their school and surrounding community. More specifically, members are building positive relationships, developing healthy habits through cooking and exercise, are continuing to focus on academics, and are learning more about their own creative skills. Many projects are currently underway, so stay tuned for an exciting update. Ms. Cerrato’s Y.E.S. Club members will be showcasing the art of scrap-booking, Ms. Steinmetz’s members will be sharing healthy and tasty recipes, and Ms. Carter’s members will be presenting the “how to” of jewelry design.
All three Y.E.S. Clubs work together to sponsor different community service projects. This year, Y.E.S. Clubs sponsored the Giving Tree, a collection site for non-perishable food items for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). With assistance from Abingdon students, staff and families, 392 pounds of food were donated to the AFAC! Y.E.S. Club members also enjoy healthy and fun activities together, such as bowling, ice skating, and walking to the library.