For children in the Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks neighborhoods of Ward 8's Anacostia section, academic success can be an elusive goal. Faced with struggling public schools and—in 98% of cases—household incomes below $10,000, many of the neighborhoods' students perform below grade level, and others end up abandoning their educations without finishing high school. Horton’s Kids works to help more than 160 of Anacostia's students with services such as mobile tutoring, enrichment activities, family-support programs, and educational advocacy.
During the summer Horton’s Kids Summer Camp helps provide students with a healthy, constructive environment, mitigating the "summer slide" in literacy that can occur during the long break and engaging kids with outings around the city. Throughout the six-week program, students focus on improving their literacy in half-day classes and exploring DC on daily field trips. Some excursions promote fitness, such as trips to the pool, and others focus on education, such as visits to museums. The summer camp also augments the class work and activities with healthy meals and snacks every day of the program.
Join G-Team and donate $5 to help Horton’s Kids improve literacy and enhance the summer experience of underserved children. If G-Team members raise $500, one child can attend summer camp for three weeks. Each additional $500 raised will fund three weeks of camp for one additional child.
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