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Congrats to Our Bike Winners at Merry Memories Event 2022
The line was long for this year's Bike Raffle at the #MerryMemories toy giveaway event in southeast Austin's #DoveSprings community. But the wait paid off for 70 lucky families who drew a winning ticket for the opportunity to return to River City Youth Foundation to pick the bike of their choice. RCYF held two bike unveiling days for families to come choose a bike, one right before Christmas and another after New Year's Day. Merry Memories is Austin's second largest one-day toy giveaway. #ATX #HolidaysinAustin #GivingBack #ChristmasinAustin
25th Anniversary of Merry Memories Event at River City Youth Foundation
The stars were lit, the trees were bright, and there was such a wonderful spirit of joy and peace that filled the 25th Anniversary evening celebration for RCYF's annual #MerryMemories event in southeast Austin's Dove Springs community. More than 200 volunteers united from all different backgrounds coming from nearby schools, churches, neighborhoods, businesses, and city departments to host an unforgettable production that included a walking path filled with blessings for families. The event featured a Posada Christmas play, a toy giveaway, a bike raffle, holiday choruses and performers, and a special hot meal distribution. More than 70 bikes were won by families. Visit rivercityyouth.org to see more highlights of the holidays at River City Youth Foundation!
2021 Merry Memories Sleigh Stop Toy Giveaway
See highlights of the 24th Annual Merry Memories toy giveaway at River City Youth Foundation. This year's Sleigh Stop event was a drive-thru format for families. More than 2,000 children in the southeast Austin #DoveSprings community received toys, bikes, and gifts. More than 300 volunteers helped to create magical holiday memories! #ATX
Video Games + Learning to Code = Summer Fun
It was video games and coding for Week 3 of summer camp at River City Youth Foundation. During our GamerNation week, students learned how to code their own video games, from dance party themes to sports entertainment. They also learned about the many careers that are in high demand in the video game industry, especially here in ATX. See all of our summer stories at rivercityyouth.org.
LET'S GO! --Summer Camp Field Trip to UT VisLab
At the UT VisLab, RCYF summer campers learned about supercomputing and the important role of data visualization in solving some of the world's biggest climate and medical challenges. It was an awesome experience to witness one of the world's largest computer screens and to talk with some of the scientists and researchers doing incredible work! See all our summer camp experiences at rivercityyyouth.org
RCYF's Amazing Summer Field Trip at Capital Factory Robotics
As part of its annual Star Scientists week, River City Youth Foundation summer campers took a fabulous field trip to Capital Factory's robotics and automation site. They met with coders and innovators and learned how robots are helping to address the labor shortage. They also had some gaming fun with the team at GelBlaster! See more of RCYF's summer camp experiences and field trips at its website rivercityyouth.org
Kiddos Have FUN Learning About Science at RCYF's Summer Camp
During the second week of summer camp, RCYF's annual "Star Scientists" week proved one of the best and funnest ever! What an action packed week it was---filled with curiosity, surprises, and funny moments! Girls loved becoming chemists while making their own beauty lotions and moisturizers. Boys had fun learning about physics and motion while conjuring up bottle rockets. Everyone had a blast making tie dye swag! Check out more of RCYF's summer stories at rivercityyouth.org
RCYF Visits Peppermint Parkway!
What a fun ride we had at Peppermint Parkway! Our students got to cruise through the cool drive-thru lights display at Circuit of the Americas (COTA). The event was wonderfully decorated and even featured a holiday carnival with tons of rides and treats to enjoy. Many of RCYF's students had never visited COTA so seeing such a HUGE racetrack blew them away. Thanks to Glimmer of Hope Foundation for giving RCYF this great holiday gift! #ATX #DoveSprings #YouthPrograms #Holidays #Nonprofits
Youth Poetry Slam at River City Youth Foundation
Here is one of our favorite highlights from 2021.Our students participated in a Poetry Slam. They spoke out on issues important to their hearts and their community. They used their words to enlighten, encourage, and inspire. They are the voices of the future! Music Used: Tsutchie - Sincerely
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