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Horton's Kids--Have a Dramatic Impact on a Child


Horton’s Kids empowers children growing up in one of DC’s most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. They serve 500 children in grades K-12 living in Wellington Park, a neighborhood where 80 percent of adults don’t have a high school diploma and the average annual household income is less than $10,000. With support from committed volunteers, Horton’s Kids’ goal is to change the life trajectory of children by providing academic, youth development, and health and basic needs supports. Their impact is dramatic: in fact, children in Horton’s Kids are twice as likely to graduate from high school.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Weekly Tutors at the Rayburn House Office Building
§  Monday or Tuesdays  6:30pm-8:00pm
§  September-May
§  Tutors are paired with one child in Kindergarten -7th grade for the school year.

Weekly Tutors at the Department of Education LBJ Building
§  Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:15pm
§  September-May
§  Tutors are paired with one child in Kindergarten -7th grade for the school year.

Mentoring
§  Flexible Commitment: weekly communication and monthly outings or meetings
§  Mentor a child in 8th-12th grade

Apply to volunteer at https://www.hortonskids.org/volunteer-application/

Contact: Matt Weisberg, Volunteer Coordinator, Matt@hortonskids.org

Website:  www.hortonskids.org