Sunday, October 23, 2011

Building Better Futures Volunteer Opportunity

Dear Junior Friends

Thank you so much for your interest in mentoring and tutoring students through the Building Better Futures program. It truly is a rewarding experience to work with these bright, motivated young students. Here are a few details about the program:

For Tutors:
Tutoring takes place Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at our Minnie Howard (9th grade) campus and our King Street (10th-12th grade) campus from 3:30 - 5:00pm. Tutoring begins this Monday, Oct. 3.
Tutors work with the same one or two students each day, e.g. Sue Carter comes every Monday to tutor Ahmad and Jose in Chemistry.
We have certified teachers on-site to provide on-the-job training and guidance to tutors. We can also arrange group training, but subject area, if desired.
If students don't have specific assignments to work on, tutors can assist with organizational and study skills (we can provide some material) or even play Scrabble or chess.

For Mentors:
We offer mentoring to up to 30 students (usually our college bound students, but not always) which is a one-on-one relationship between adult mentor and student that lasts all year.
The mentor spends an average of 1-2 hours per week with the student, either in person or via phone and email.
Often the mentor assists the student with the college research and application process.
The BBF staff are currently matching students with tutors and mentors, so interested individuals should submit the application as soon as possible. Instructions for returning the form are included in the attachment. Some background checks are required for new participants. Returning tutors and mentors may only need to complete a Child Protective Services check; we will provide all necessary paperwork.

Male volunteers are also needed for both tutoring and mentoring positions. Spread the word to your husbands, boyfriends, friends and co-workers!
For more information, contact a board member! Mentoring is an important way to connect with some of the people we help through The Campagna Center!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Junior Friends - The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is around the corner

It's not too early to buy your tickets to the hottest holiday weekend in Alexandria!
The Taste of Scotland Patron ticket sales and General Admission ticket sales are on sale now.
 Patron tickets are $175 per person or $275 per couple.
 General Admission tickets are on sale for $100
Tickets are now available for the Holiday Designer Tour of Homes and we can take pre-orders for Heather & Greens, an Old Town Holiday tradition!
 Holiday Designer Tour of Homes tickets are $30.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Junior Friends Shopping Event this Thursday at Kiskadee

Please join us at this awesome store for the first Junior Friends Shopping Night of the year!!! Take advantage during the event of a special 20% discount on in-stock, full-price items on the sales floor!!! Beverages and hors d'oeuvres provided. A fun way to get out and see other Junior Friends members! Hope to see you there!

Kiskadee 2205 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Facebook Pages for all Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Events

For one stop Facebook info on Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, check our Facebook page!

Check out all of the fantastic local vendors that will be part of Marketplace on Facebook.

For Taste of Scotland Facebook updates click here.

Parents can bring some holiday cheer for their little ones by bringing them to the Deck the Halls with Santa event. Our Facebook updates can be found here!

Last but not least, our famous Scottish Christmas Walk Holiday Designer Tour of Homes will have updated Facebook info here.

Each page will have frequent updates as we add more information. So go to Facenook and like all of the pages for the latest and greatest info on our Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend!


Junior Friends, the Scottish Christmas Waslk Weekend is right around the corner. Here is a preview of events!

DECEMBER 2-3, 2011

More Than A Weekend… An Alexandria Tradition
Click Here for Weekend Events

In their 41st year as host of the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade, The Campagna Center is proud to kick off Alexandria’s holiday season with the fresh scent of heather and the festive melody of bagpipes once again! With this historical year, the Center has partnered with The Scottish Government (PREMIER SPONSOR) to celebrate this honored tradition.

The Campagna Center's Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend events, with the exception of the Parade and the Holiday Designer Tour of Homes, will be held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. The Memorial is located at 101 Callahan Drive (at the intersection of King & Callahan) in Alexandria. Events held at the Memorial include:

•Christmas Marketplace (FRIDAY ONLY)
•Heather & Greens Sale
•Deck the Halls with Santa
•Taste of Scotland
What better than a city rich in Scottish heritage to serve as the gathering site for more than 100 clans and pipe and drum bands from far and near with their faithful companions, the terriers and hounds. Along with this year's Premier Sponsor, The Scottish Government, The St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. partners with The Campagna Center and the city of Alexandria to sponsor the annual parade.

Click here to purchase various Campagna Center tartan products that honor and celebrate Scottish culture.

Consistently ranked by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the South, The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade draws nearly 30,000 individuals and families to the Parade.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mark Your Calendars: Nov 6th is the National Race to End Women's Cancer

Junior Friends, we have our own team this year to support the fight to end women's cancer! We have dear Junior Friends who are women's cancer survivors. Help us fight to protect women and find a cure!

Please don't forget about the National Race to End Women's Cancer on Sunday, November 6, 2011! Check out and join the Junior Friends team!!

To join our team: Go to Join Existing Team and Follow Prompts
Join: Junior Friends
or sign up to volunteer!

We will see you on November 6th!

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