This Saturday morning, Georgetown University is hosting local families to come and learn what programs the school offers to the local community which might be of particular interest to parents of young children.
This meeting came about from discussions between the school administration and Ken Archer, friend of GM. There’s a perception (that GM shares) that a lot of Georgetowners aren’t even aware of what programs the school offers to non-students. And, obviously, when you’re not aware of a resource, you don’t take advantage of it. By changing that, it is hoped that a less hostile relationship can be developed between the school and its neighbors as more and more non-students come to realize what a wonderful resource we have in the school.
The thrust of this meeting is partially to let parents know of what programs the school offers, but also for the school to hear about what programs parents would like to see them offer. Some ideas GM has heard batted around include making University space available to child programs (like say Saturday mornings at Yates Field House), or sports clinics. Also, there is a really desire for GU to provide a sort of babysitter clearinghouse function.
If you’re interested in learning more or contributing your thoughts, come to McShain Lounge in McCarthy Hall at (it’s in the relatively new Southwest Quad dorm just south of the football stadium) at 9:00 to 10:30 this Saturday.
The best part is that the school is providing experienced student babysitters who will watch and engage your children with crafts, books, activities and snacks during the meeting. The second best part is that you can come meet GM and his totally awesome three month old daughter.
If you plan on attending, just drop an RSVP to Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.