“I have attended Kid Power since I was 8 years old. I lived in a troubled neighborhood and it was rare for me and my siblings to have fun outside. Then we joined Kid Power, and it changed our lives. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be the person I am today. I was a troubled student, and joining Kid Power made me want more for myself!"
Armani, Kid Power Alumna
“I was drawn to Kid Power because I saw they really made an impact in the communities that they serve and that they sought input from those communities instead of just assuming what was needed. As soon as I stepped foot into the door at Kid Power, I knew this was the organization that I really wanted to work in, no matter what the capacity.”
Jessica Truitt, Former Staff
“I was excited because the kids were learning about financial literacy, and a lot of us didn't grow up having that. She seemed to be having a lot of fun."
Tanisha Roberts, Parent
“Serve DC’s success is reflected in Kid Power’s success. We want to make sure that everyone has a positive experience, from the young people served by Kid Power’s programs to the AmeriCorps Members that serve those young people.”
Serve DC AmeriCorps Program Director
“I learned a lot but the one thing that Kid Power expressed to every single child every summer...always give back. And I think that’s what will really stick with me for the rest of my life. No matter where life takes me I’ll always remember to give back.”
Wilmon Lee IV, Alumni
“My mentor taught me to be open to new opportunities. She has truly taught me the value of having good connections. But the most important lesson I've learned from her was to make sure I serve a purpose and that I'm confident in what I want to do. Knowing someone cares enough about me and my future encourages me.”
Bryana, Mentors, Inc. @ Kid power Protégé Alumna
“Organizations like Kid Power are extremely important. Not only to the youth they serve but to the community as well. The community values and education that I received while at Kid Power were definitely not taught in school.”
Tajah Franklin, Alumna
“I learned a lot but the one thing that Kid Power expressed to every single child every summer... always give back. And I think that’s what will really stick with me for the rest of my life. No matter where life takes me I’ll always remember to give back.”
Wilmon H. Lee IV

Who We Are

Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical & emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in under-served communities throughout the District of Columbia.

Our Programs

Kid Power’s FREE programs serve more than 1,600 DC youth.

After-School Program & Summer Leadership Academy

GRADES: 2nd – 8th

High Impact Tutoring Program

GRADES: 2nd – 5th

Mentor & Enrichment Program

GRADES: 6th – 12th

In-School Health & Wellness

GRADES: Pre-K – 5th

Our Impact

The program helped 92% of students maintain or improve their ELA standardized test scores and 7% move from below proficiency to approaching, meeting, or exceeding proficiency. Furthermore, according to DCPS school-day teachers, because of Kid Power programming, 63% of Kid Power showed improvements in regular classroom attendance, 43% showed an improvement in academic performance, and 51% showed an improvement in classroom participation.

The program helped students increase their civic knowledge, ability to design a service-learning project, and their confidence with debate and public speaking skills by 21%. Further, 73% of students reported increased understanding of the importance of helping others and 95% of parents said Kid Power helped their child understand the importance of community service.

Students showed a 17% increase in their nutritional, environmental science, and gardening knowledge.  Highlights included a 32% increase in students’ ability to identify different parts of a plant and a 16% increase in healthy food knowledge.    95% of parents reported that because of Kid Power programming, their students both understand the importance of making healthy food choices and able to make healthier food choices. Additionally, 91% of parents reported that their children now help cook healthy meals at home. In terms of social-emotional growth, 95% of parents said that their children have better conflict resolution skills, while 68% of surveyed students said that they have better self-confidence.  Additionally, 73% of youth demonstrated increased positive social behaviors, such as assertiveness, while 67% showed increased creativity

On average, positive social-emotional scores increase 3% over the summer. Our daily Summer Leadership Academy serves 125 students and runs 7 hours/day for 5 weeks. Students participate in morning academic classes (ELA, Math, and Civics) and afternoon enrichment sessions based on the VeggieTime and Citizenship Programs. The Academy provides workforce development skills such as public speaking, marketing, financial literacy, team-building, and goal-setting. In just 5 short weeks, Kid Power saw significant growth.

Social Media

🚨 Last chance to double your impact! 🚨
Our Season of Opportunities campaign is ending soon and we need your help to reach our $12K goal to support DC youth this summer. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10K, until June 30th and it will:

📚 Engage young minds with educational activities
🥗 Promote healthy living
💡 Inspire future leaders

Plus, we will draw our final donor raffle on 6/28 to win 2 Tix to @thewashingtonballet, The Nutcracker!

DONATE TODAY and make this summer unforgettable!
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Congratulations to Andrianna Dunbar for winning this week's raffle prize to @fogo. As we approach the final week of our Season of Opportunity Campaign, we are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of our community. Our final raffle giveaway prize is 2 tickets to the @thewashingtonballet. 🩰🤍

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Congratulations to Randi Garnick for winning this week's sports memorabilia raffle prize. As we approach the final weeks of our Season of Opportunity Campaign, we are eternally grateful for the support of our community. Next week’s raffle prize is a gift card to @fogo. Perfect for a dinner for two 🍝🥗🍷.

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Celebrate our graduates! Take a look back at our Mentoring Program’s graduating seniors. As we reflect on the memories, the laughs, and the connections made, we are so excited to see the incredible impact our seniors will make on the world. We can’t wait to see our seniors tonight at their Mentoring Graduation Ceremony. #Classof2024 #Graduation #DCMentoringPrograms #DCPublicSchools #MentoringMoments 🎓❤️ ...

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Zamiya and mentor Landon bonded over many things, including their love for Harry Potter. Following graduation, Zamiya is interested in becoming an EMT. Landon shares, “I am so proud of Zamiya, I am proud to have been her mentor.”
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Protégé Jeremiah reflects on his experience with mentor Andrew. One thing that surprised Jeremiah about his mentor was how much he learned about building relationships. Andrew shares, “I always knew Jeremiah was special…he has taken every challenge with a positive perspective.”
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Graduating senior and protégé Faithful has been matched with her mentor Jennifer for 3 years. Following graduation, she is most excited to go to college and see the world. Jennifer says, “I know Faithful will be hugely successful in university and have such a big impact on this world.” #DCMentoringPrograms #DCPublicSchools #DCHighSchoolPrograms #DCNonprofits #Graduation #KidPowerDC ...

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Protégé Dana sees herself traveling to different countries following her graduation. Dana and her mentor Jill have made extensive memories together over their two years together, from getting lost at museums to seeing new places in the city. Jill says, “It’s been such an amazing journey to watch her grow, and we’ll keep growing even after her graduation.”
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Congratulations to Susan Sall for winning this week's raffle prize to @yogaheightsdc! Your collective contributions are helping to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our students. Watch out for next week's prize: your choice of signed sports memorabilia from a few of your favorite teams! #DoMore24 #SeasonofOpportunity #DCPublicSchools #Raffle #DCNonprofits #DCPS ...

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Osaro, a graduating senior and protégé in our mentoring program, shares that he is most excited to “gain independence and learn more about the world”. Some of Osaro’s favorite things about mentor Neal include his reliable advice and consistency. Neal states, “I know all of Osaro’s hard work will propel him into this next phase of his life, I’m always here to support him.”

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Celebrate our graduating seniors with us! Today, we shine a spotlight on Kynnedie. Her mentor, Tabinda, shares, "If this is what the next generation looks like, we’re in good hands. I cannot thank Kynnedie enough for that. I am so proud of her." We’re thrilled to celebrate Kynnedie as well as our other graduating seniors at our annual graduation reception on June 12th!🎓🎉

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Family Engagement Nights provide families with a firsthand glimpse into our After-School program. From activities such as planting seeds to making yogurt parfaits and clay-made volcanoes, our Engagement Nights are the perfect opportunity to connect and create. We can't wait to create more memories at next year's Family Engagement Nights. In the meantime, let's get ready for Summer!
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Congratulations to this week’s raffle winner, Justin Quinn! We cannot thank you enough for your generous support of our programs. Together, we can transform this summer into a Season of Opportunity.

Next week’s prize is a 5-class pass to @yogaheightsdc. Interested in learning more about our campaign and our amazing raffle prizes? Press the link in our bio!

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Partnering with Kid Power will inspire youth leadership through academic advancement, physical & emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement.

Volunteer

Each year, hundreds of volunteers and mentors take part in Kid Power’s variety of rewarding volunteering opportunities; making Kid Power a truly transformative experience for DC youth.