16th Annual Father's Parade by River City Youth Foundation 2020
(Music Credit: Mondo Grasso "Family" River City Youth Foundation hosted its 16th Annual Father's Parade & Fiesta for #DoveSprings families in southeast Austin. Due to the pandemic, this year's event was modified to be a car parade. Families decorated their cars for the occasion and the winning dads received $100 gift cards provided by Lowe's. The purpose of this longtime annual parade for RCYF has always been to create awareness about the positive influence that fathers (and father figures) have on their children's academic and social success. Research shows that a positive father role model has a greater impact on the family than other role models. This year with the pandemic underway RCYF called on all dads and father role models in the community to use their influence in a positive way. RCYF asked dads to take these 3 steps to protect their loved ones during this challenging time: 1) Wear a mask at work, in public, and at family gatherings. 2) Stay 6 feet apart at work, in public, and at family gatherings. 3) Tell your family and friends to do the same because Covid-19 spreads more easily from one person to another than other illnesses. RCYF provided each father in the parade a supply of masks for work and home. RCYF thanks its partners for the event Lowe's Southeast Austin @LowesMedia Hungry for God Young Men's Ministry @HungryforGodATX Strong Fathers, Strong Families (Mike Hall) @StrongFathers A Glimmer of Hope Foundation @aglimmerofhope Austin Fire Department @austinfiredept Travis County Constable Precinct 4 @George4TCCPct4 This year's 2020 event was dedicated to our fathership hero Alphonso Rincon. His passion to help fathers become exemplary school and community role models has influenced many programs around the country. Even though he is no longer with us, Alphonso's legacy lives on forever.
GamerNation Week - Video Game Coding at River City Youth Foundation Summer 2020 Austin, Texas
Teens and elementary students learned how to code through fun video game design during River City Youth Foundation's annual GamerNation week. GamerNation is in its 7th year as a summer camp class at River City Youth Foundation. Even during the pandemic, students stayed safe while learning key tech skills this summer that will help them compete in the future digital economy. #DoveSprings #ATX #SafeSummer #SummerCamp #FutureofWork
Star Scientists Week at River City Youth Foundation Summer Camp 2020
Elementary students had an awesome time participating in Star Scientists week at River City Youth Foundation's Summer Camp in southeast Austin's #DoveSprings community! The students engaged in fun activities while learning concepts in Biology, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Engineering. They topped of the week with a fun field trip to the #AustinAquarium.