Lots of our kids and mentors gathered at Anacostia Park for a last hurrah before school resumed for many on August 8th. (Select schools are turning into year-round schools this year, under a plan announced last spring by Schools Superintendent Kayla Henderson.) The park is a largely undiscovered gem located just blocks from our offices in Historic Anacostia, and home to shore birds and other wildlife. One of the great assets of Anacostia Park is its rollerskating rink, where mentees and mentors alike had a great time zipping around (or struggling to stay upright). We will be back to the park on September 10th to explore the wildlife in and surrounding the Anacostia River, thanks to a collaboration with the Department of Energy & Environment's Wildlife Management Branch, and friends at Anacostia Riverkeeper.