Make it possible for imaginations to be sparked, academic success to be achieved, self-confidence to grow, and wilderness areas to be explored.

Individual donors, foundations and corporations support our program operations. In addition, our founder continues to be personally and financially supportive of City Kids. Our programs are offered at little or no cost to the children.

  • BUILDING RESILIENCY

    Our program is based around three core principles: long-term youth engagement, outdoor adventure and experiential education programming, and goal setting with a focus on future planning.

  • BROADENING HORIZONS

    City Kids Wilderness Project is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that providing enriching life experiences for underserved DC youth can enhance their lives, the lives of their families and the greater community.

  • ENSURING SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

    In the past three years, 96 percent of participants have graduated from high school.

“City Kids has helped my son grow into the young man he is today. His experiences developed his character and resilience. He has been able to accomplish some amazing feats through his participation in the program. The skills he developed will last a lifetime.”

– PARENT OF A CITY KIDS ALUM

Our Mission

City Kids Wilderness Project is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that providing enriching life experiences for underserved DC youth can enhance their lives, the lives of their families and the greater community.

Our Model

Our program is based around three core principles: long-term youth engagement, outdoor adventure and experiential education programming, and goal setting with a focus on future planning. Youth develop a positive self-identity by overcoming challenges, building strong relationships with peers and adult mentors, and exploring personal possibilities.

Our Impact

In the past three years, 96 percent of participants have graduated from high school. In comparison, the DC graduation rate was 61 percent this year. After high school, 82 percent of youth enrolled in college or other formal programs such as vocational training or the military.

“I can do anything, I just have to put my mind to it and work hard enough.”

—PORTIA CHAMBERS
JET 2014

Support City Kids

Make it possible for imaginations to be sparked, academic success to be achieved, self-confidence to grow, and wilderness areas to be explored.

Individual donors, foundations and corporations support our program operations. In addition, our founder continues to be personally and financially supportive of City Kids. Our programs are offered at little or no cost to the children.

Building Resiliency. Broadening Horizons. Ensuring Skills for Success.

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