A Day of Wellness and Celebration

We recently gathered at our Benning campus to prioritize the health and well-being of our community with a day dedicated to nourishing both the body and mind.

We kicked off the morning getting our heart pumping with Mr. Sorto’s high-energy fitness class, promoting a healthy lifestyle with enthusiasm and good vibes. As the day progressed, attendees explored their inner artist, allowing their creativity to shine and adding color to their day.

For our active kiddos, the mini sports clinic, led by our LEAP Academy specials teacher, was a hit. A fan-favorite was the scooters, with KIPPsters zooming across the gym with excitement. We hope you had a ball (pun intended).

In addition to physical wellness, mental health resources and reading corners were onsite to help nourish the mind, gain some new insights, and perhaps discover a new favorite book.

Delicious food, fresh haircuts, styling, and live music added the perfect finishing touches to our day of wellness.


Reflecting on this unforgettable event, Ayanna M. Harrison, campus director of operations, shared,”This event was important because it celebrated and invested in the health and wellness of our students, staff, and families. It strengthened our connections and deepened our sense of community here at Benning and with our KIPP DC family. It wasn’t just a choice; it was a moral imperative and the foundation upon which we help build our students’ dreams and collective futures.”

Our operations team worked tirelessly to bring this day to life, as Ayanna M. Harrison further emphasized, “Our ops team saw this as a wonderful opportunity to engage with the families and provide services that some might not otherwise have access to. We aim to ensure our students have the best start in life, and their health is paramount in that journey.

We’re delighted that we could come together as a community to celebrate your well-being and a strong, connected community. We also want to extend a special thank you to Gordon Dental Associates, LTD, for providing dental screenings to our kids and families, ensuring that the KIPP DC community continues to radiate bright smiles.

Remember, wellness isn’t confined to a single event; it’s an essential part of life. We hope this day served as a reminder of the importance of taking care of ourselves and each other.

Posted on October 23, 2023 in Community