At Horton’s Kids, they believe that every child, regardless of circumstance, has the inherent ability to succeed.
Horton’s Kids is a community-based social change organization that supports children in grades K-12 living in one of the most violent and under-resourced communities in Southeast Washington, D.C., called Wellington Park. Their Community Resource Center—the main hub of their organization— is located just steps from where the children live, and as such we’ve become a consistent and trusted extension of the families they serve. In their nearly 30-year history, we’ve shown enormous outcomes for hundreds of young people.
The supports they offer are centered on three pillars: academics, health and basic needs, and youth development and enrichment. Their Community Resource Center – the main hub of their organization – is located just steps from where the children live and as such, we’ve become a consistent and trusted extension of the families they serve.
As a result of their robust one-on-one tutoring and mentoring programs, plus Homework Help and other offerings at the Community Resource Center, the high school graduation rate for a Horton’s Kid participant is nearly twice the neighborhood average. Enrichment and character building activities expand a child’s horizon, and the health & basic needs supports they offer help kids just be kids. Their volunteer network is more than 500 strong.See more