Empowering DC's youth to graduate and succeed in life.

Children in Horton’s Kids are twice as likely to graduate from high school. 

What We Do

Horton’s Kids empowers children growing up in one of Washington, DC’s most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Our research-based programming combines rigorous academic supports with social-emotional development opportunities and health and basic needs services that work together to help children reach their full potential.

We seek to close the academic gap for each child by providing one-on-one tutoring, literacy intervention, homework help, and educational advocacy.

Social-Emotional Learning

Our programs offer children opportunities to broaden their horizons, find new interests, explore their strengths, and give them the chance to enjoy childhood. 

Health & Basic Needs

We serve a neighborhood where the average family has an annual income of less than $10,000. Health and basic needs programs are critical in meeting the children’s basic needs.

Family Engagement

We partner closely with parents to promote their children’s progress, while providing families with essential resources that reduce stress and promote stability.

Make A Difference

Horton’s Kids empowers more than 500 at-risk youth in grades K-12 to improve their academic outcomes, develop important character traits, and access healthy meals. The graduation rate for Horton’s Kids participants is twice the neighborhood average.

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Success Stories

With the goal of seeing every child graduate from high school ready for college, career, and life, Horton’s Kids is having significant impacts on the children we serve. Here are just a few of their stories.
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Home Runs for Horton’s Kids

Home Runs for Horton’s Kids is a family-friendly night at Nationals Park that will raise $700,000 for Horton’s Kids and the children of Wellington Park.

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“My Horton’s Kids tutor always told me I could be whatever I wanted to be… More and more people telling you the same thing, you start believing it.”


“Horton’s Kids has truly been like a second family to me. They have been there every step of the way.”


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COVID-19: Ongoing Updates

Horton's Kids is committed to providing critical supports to the children and families we serve, while adhering to best practices to prevent the spread of the virus. Learn more about our COVID-19 response.

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