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Struggling with School Work

Horton’s Kids
Horton’s Kids offers programs promoting education to students in pre-K to 12th grade.
Address: 100 Maryland Ave NE, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20002
Metro: Union Station (Red Line) or Capital South Station (Blue/Orange/Silver); Bus: 97, 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36
Contact: Julie Lonardo (
Phone:  202-554-5033
LAYC - SES Tutoring Services
LAYC’s SES Tutoring services provides after-school tutoring to elementary and middle school students.  
Address: 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Metro: Columbia Heights Station (Green/Yellow Line); Bus: H1, H2, H3, H4, 52, 53, 54
Contact: Luis Quinones (
Phone:  202-319-2225
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Sasha Bruce Youthwork offers tutoring services at their office on Wednesday evenings, from 6-8pm.
Address: 741 8th Street SW, Washington, DC 20003
Bus: V1, V4, 90, 92
Phone:  202-675-9340
Hours:  Wed 6-8pm
For Love of Children –Tutoring and Scholars Program
For the Love of Children free tutoring for students in grades 1-12.
Address: 1763 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Bus: 42, 43, H1, 90, 96, L2, X3
Contact: Elizabeth Metz (
Phone:  202-462-8686

Jan’s Tutoring House
Jan’s Tutoring House provides one-on-one mentoring and tutoring by paring students with mentors.
Address: 1527 and 1529 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003
Metro: Potomac Ave Station (Blue/Orange/Silver Line); Bus: 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, M6, V1, V4, B2
Contact: Tonya Woods (
Phone:  202-547-1345
Mentors Inc.
Mentors Inc. provides mentoring support for public and charter high schools students in Washington, DC.
Address: 1012 14th Street NW, #304, Washington, DC 20005       
Metro: McPherson Square (Blue/Orange/Silver Line); Bus: 80, D1, D3, D6, 52, 53, 54
Contact: Rameka Blakey ( or 202-495-3761)
Main Phone: 202-783-2310

After-School Activities

Words, Beats, and Life
Words, Beats, and Life used Hip-Hop artists to help individuals and communities throughout DC.
Address: 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20010   
Metro: Columbia Heights Station (Green/Yellow Line); Bus: H1, H2, H3, H4, 52, 53, 54
Phone:  202-667-1192
Young Ladies of Tomorrow (YLOT)
Young Ladies of Tomorrow works with teenage girls ages 14-17 who have become involved in the juvenile justice system.
Address: 78 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Bus: G8, 80
Phone:  202-332-7184
Teens Run DC
Teens Runs DC incorporates distance running as a tool to mentor youth towards personal goals.
Address: 2607 Bowen Road SE, Washington, DC 20020  
Bus: 94, A33, W8, W6
Contact: Jen Edmond (
Phone:  301-537-0009
Dance Place
Dance Place is a year-round dance program for children, teens, and adults.
Address: 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone:  202-269-1600
Hours:  Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm; Sat: 10am-2pm
Metro: Brookland Station (Red Line); Bus: G8
Life Pieces to Masterpieces
Life Piece is a home away from home for young men and boys looking for more support.
Address: 5600 Eads St NE, Washington, DC 20019
Bus: V2, V4, X9
Phone:  202-399-7703
Beacon House DC
Beacon House DC provides programs for ages 5-18 who reside in the Edgewood community in Ward 5.
Address: 601 Edgewood St Ne, #15, Washington, DC 20017
Bus: D8, G8
Contact: Pam Brier (
Phone:  202-529-7376
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides long-term, one-on-one mentoring youth ages 6-18.
Address: 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, 6th floor, Washington, DC 20004
Metro: Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange/Silver); Bus: 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, A9, D1
Phone:  202-783-558
Youth in Mind
Youth in Mind provides support, guidance, and encouragement through groups aimed at youth ages 7-17.
Address: 2801 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Metro: Columbia Heights Station (Green/Yellow Line); Bus: H1, H2, H3, H4, 52, 53, 54
Phone:  202-882-8832
Hours:  Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Kid Power DC
Kid Power DC promotes academic advancement along with physical wellness. 
Address: 400 E St W, Washington, DC 20024
Metro: Federal Center SW Station (Blue/Orange/Silver); Bus: P6
Phone:  202-383-4543

Health Education

Athletes United for Social Justice (The Grassroot Project)
The Grassroot Project uses sports to educate and mobilize youth.
Address:  727 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Metro: McPherson Square Station (Blue/Orange/Silver) or Metro Center Station (Red/Blue/Orange/Silver);
Bus: 11Y, 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 36, 52, 54
Contact: Tyler Spencer (
Phone:  202-559-7923
Hours:  Mon- Fri: 9am-5pm
Girls Health Ed
Girls Health Ed educates girls and young women, 8 to 17, about their overall health.
Address: 5 Thomas Circle, Box 27, Washington, DC 20005
Metro: McPherson Square Station (Blue/Orange/Silver); Bus: 52, 53, 54
Contact: Sara Hillware (
Phone:  202-415-0999
Hours:  Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
The Women’s Collective
The Women’s Collective provides HIV/STD testing, education, care, and support.
Address: 1331 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018
Bus: 82, 83, 86, B8, B9, S41, T14, T18
Contact:  Chantil Thomas (
Phone:  202-483-7003
Hours:  Mon- Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
Promising Futures
Promising Futures engages youth ages 11-24 as peer educators, mentors and trainers.  
Address: 418 10th St, SE, Washington, DC 20003
Metro: Eastern Market Station (Blue/Orange/Silver); Bus: 30N,30S,32,34, 36
Contact: Miranda Ward (
Phone:  202-441-7562

Getting Into College

Girls Prep Now
Girls Prep Now supports for African-American and Latina-American girls between the ages of 16-21.  
Address: 1629 K Street NW #300, Washington, DC 20006
Metro: Farragut North Station (Red Line); Bus: 38B, D6, 3Y, 16Y, 80, D1, D3, D5, S1
Phone:  202-642-9363
Hours:  Mon-Fri: 9am-10pm; Sat: 9am-12pm; Sun: 9am-11:30am
College Bound
College Bound provides students in public and public charter school with academic and college support.
Address: 128 M Street NW #220, Washington, DC 20001
Metro: NOMA Station (Red Line) or Mt. Vernon (Yellow/Green Line); Bus: 96, D51
Phone:  202-842-0858
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP)
DC-CAP provides counseling and financial assistance to students in DC public and charter high schools. Every student has access to a DC-CAP advisor in their high school who can point them towards college planning and preparation services. 
Address: 1400 L St NW #400, Washington, DC 20005
Metro: McPherson Square (Blue/Orange/Silver Line); Bus: 80, D1, D3, D6, 52, 53, 54
Phone:  202-783-7933