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Recent Happenings at SOME – November

Thanksgiving Celebrations

Each Thanksgiving, SOME’s Affordable Housing Programs prepare a Thanksgiving meal for residents and staff to enjoy together. We encourage the residents of both our Family Housing and Single Adult Housing to get involved in the preparation for the celebration. SOME Place for Kids, our after-school program, worked on arts and crafts projects for Thanksgiving decorations and residents were invited to participate by decorating plates for their meals to be served on. At Barnaby and Chesapeake’s Thanksgiving Dinner, our newly formed Step Team preformed for the first time and it was awesome!

To ensure that everyone who comes to SOME in need has a chance to celebrate, we also serve a special Thanksgiving Meal for our guests in SOME’s Dining Room and we hand out Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets so families and individuals can cook a complete Thanksgiving Meal without worrying about the cost. These Thanksgiving Day Dinner Baskets were donated by generous individuals and companies. Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and donors who helped make this Thanksgiving season special for all!

CET Graduation

On November 17th, students of SOME Center for Employment Training graduated. We were so happy to celebrate with graduates, friends and family at the SOME CET Graduation Ceremony. SOME Center for Employment Training prepares students for careers as Medical Administrative Assistants and Building Maintenance Service Technicians. Our training model focuses on a holistic approach, industry skill development, basic education, human development or soft skills and career development. We continue our relationship with the students after their graduation work with them during their employment to ensure their success. It was so great to celebrate with the students graduating and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the graduates as alumnus of the program! “Once a CET, Always a CET”

STEM Power

We had such an amazing time at a #STEMPower class taught by the Little PHOENIXES Foundation for the boys and girls of SOME Place for Kids, our after-school program. The STEAM Team creates customized lessons plans and hands on experiments for the children to participate in. “Children are introduced to STEAM terminology, concepts and principles through easy to understand lessons and projects that can be repeated, and improved upon, on their own.” This past month the STEM Power Team taught a class on architecture and had the kids create their own skyscrapers!  

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