Horton’s Kids children face numerous challenges. They live in one of the most at-risk communities in Washington DC. In addition to being geographically isolated, it has one of the highest violent crime rates in the city, and only 19% of adults have a high school diploma. Local public schools are among the most chronically underperforming in the district – only 15% of elementary students read at grade level.
In response to these needs, Horton’s Kids provides a comprehensive model of support, and seeks to continuously improve its programs to ensure services are as effective as possible. 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. The high school graduation rate for a Horton’s Kid is nearly twice the neighborhood average.
Learn more about the organization’s outcomes and stories of success below.
Horton’s Kids is making a difference! Each year, Horton’s Kids helps children improve their academic outcomes, develop important character traits, and access healthy meals and other basic need items. This comprehensive model makes children in our programs far more likely to graduate from high school ready for success.
Read about Horton’s Kids alumni who overcame tremendous obstacles and persevered to find success!