Horton’s Kids is a community-based organization that serves 500 children, grades K through 12, living in an isolated neighborhood called Wellington Park in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. Horton’s Kids’ mission is to empower at-risk children and prepare them for successful and healthy lives through educational opportunities and comprehensive programs tailored to their needs. We provide a holistic, research-based continuum of academic, enrichment, and basic needs supports designed to empower children to succeed.
Horton’s Kids believes circumstance should not dictate a child’s future, and that every child should graduate from high school ready to succeed in college, career, and life.
Academic programming helps children overcome deficits, improve literacy and math skills, stay on track to graduate high school, and become ready for college and career.
Recognizing that opportunities for learning extend beyond academics, Horton’s Kids provides a diverse selection of activities that allow children to cultivate three key characteristics: grit, self-control, and optimism.
Health and basic needs programs combat risk factors in the neighborhood, reduce stress in children’s lives, and ensure children’s fundamental needs are met.
For many children, the Community Resource Center is the only safe, consistent, and accessible source of healthy food and other critical resources within walking distance of their apartments.