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.
Academics

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.

Learn More

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.
View More Stories

Save the Date!

Give Thanks & Give Back
A Virtual Celebration of Resilience
November 18, 2020 |  7PM EST

Learn More

“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.”

Macey
Macey

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

Tyrec
Tyrec

Our Corporate Sponsors

A Virtual Celebration of Resilience

November 18, 2020 |  7PM EST

Learn MORE