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Education Initiatives

DC Public Library's Summer Reading program

The Nationals sponsor the DC Public Library's Summer Reading program. Summer is a great time for kids to get caught up in a good book, and those registered in the Summer Reading program that have read at least eight hours will receive a Summer Reading ticket voucher from their library for two free tickets to a Nationals game!

NatsPrep

The Washington Nationals are proud to partner with D.C. Public Schools' Career Academies on Hospitality and Tourism to offer NatsPrep, an in-depth course for hospitality, sports promotion and event management careers. In addition to working with school leadership to develop and modernize curriculum for inside the classroom, the Nationals also work directly with students throughout the year by providing experiential seminars with Nationals executives and paid summer internship experiences for top students.

Washington Nationals STEM Education

In coordination with DCPS and Science of Sport, the Washington Nationals are working with teachers to use baseball as a tool to engage students in STEM learning. The innovative and unique professional development opportunity includes baseball-themed STEM curriculum and hands-on, project-based activities that align with Common Core Standards.

Intended for math and science teachers in grades 3-5, the training is part of a three-month program culminating in the Elementary DC STEM Fair in June. Participating teachers represent elementary schools from every ward in D.C. and students of participating teachers will also have their STEM projects showcased during D.C. Public School Night at Nationals Park on May 23.

White House at Bat: A Presidential History Challenge

The Nationals have partnered with the White House Historical Association to challenge DC-area students to create a storyboard for a 50-second video that examines the Constitutional powers of a (racing) president. The projects focus on decision-making in the White House, and consider how executive decisions throughout history were influenced by and impacted the diverse constituencies that make up the American citizenry.

Five winning entries will be shared during a Washington Nationals baseball game at Nationals Park. Additional details are available at whitehousehistory.org/nationals.

Everybody Wins! DC

The Nationals continue their partnership with Everybody Wins! DC, the largest children's literacy and mentoring organization in the metropolitan area. Front office staff volunteer their time to serve as reading mentors for students at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School as part of the Power Lunch Program.