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District Launches COVID-19 Incentive Program for Youth


The District kicked off its COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for the city’s youth on Saturday, August 7, offering AirPods, iPad, and more.

The launch of the program was announced by Deputy Mayor of Education Paul Kihn, DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Lewis Ferebee, and DC Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt who came together with families and community members at the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Sousa Middle School in Southeast Washington for an immunization event.

Prizes are now available on-site to children aged 12-17 and their parents at these DC public schools:

  • Brookland Middle School
  • Sousa Middle School
  • Johnson Middle School

Teens will be able to receive a $51 VISA Gift card or a pair of AirPods while supplies last. Parents or guardians accompanying the children are also eligible to receive one $51 VISA gift card per child vaccinated.

All DC youth ages from 12 to 17 who get vaccinated against COVID-19 will also be eligible to win an iPad or a $25,000 college scholarship, according to the Mayor’s Office.

In a release on Friday, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser also called on residents and visitors to attend this year’s Summer Restaurant Week, which runs from Monday, August 9 to Sunday, August 15.

“DC is open and, once again, Restaurant Week offers a fantastic opportunity to experience DC’s world-class dining scene,” said Bowser. “Restaurant Week is one more opportunity for people to get out and show our support and gratitude for the workers and local businesses that have sacrificed so much to help us protect DC and crush the virus.”

New restaurants participating in the event include Angolo, ANXO, Boundary Stone, Flower Child, La Bise, Le Sel, GATSBY, Gypsy Kitchen, and TruLuck’s in DC.

Throughout the week, participating businesses will offer multi-course brunch and lunch menus for $22 per person and multi-course dinner options for $35 or $55 per person.

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