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Empowering Youth Through Mindfulness

Empowering Youth Through Mindfulness In Year 1 of our groundbreaking partnership with Inward Bound Mindfulness, we’ll focus on empowering youth through mindfulness, sharing a commitment to personal empowerment, and nurturing a deep connection with nature. City Kids staff and Inward Bound faculty will lead programs to introduce the transformative potential of mindfulness, fostering self-awareness, well-being, […]

Fall Programs Update

Mountaineers in the Potomac River in late October. City Kids participants and staff kicked off the fall programs season with two fun gatherings, one for volunteers and one for participants and families! We have weekly programs for all cohorts, and monthly events for participants across different cohorts to come together. We’re very excited to announce […]

Leading The Way: Montae’s Journey from Camper to Camp Director

Our new Camp Director, Montae Franklin, is a City Kids alum and former staff member! He met with Yael Schoenbaum, our new Development and Communications Manager, to share and reflect on his experiences, the impact of City Kids on his personal and professional development, and the significance of being a leader at such an influential […]

Summer Update: WY

Summer camp at Broken Arrow Ranch is off to a fantastic start! The Fox Cabin successfully completed their first backpacking trip to Elkhart Lake. Part of the Mountaineer cohort (rising eighth-grade campers) braved challenging weather—the team’s ingenuity and determination kept the pace swift and morale high! Another part of the cohort, the Moose Cabin, canoed […]

Summer Update: DC

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at City Kids is not your typical summer job. SYEP is a locally funded six-week program sponsored by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) that enables high school participants (JETs) to earn money, gain positive work experience and exposure, and develop essential skills to thrive professionally. Arii Sylvers, Program […]

The Rewilding Collective: Empowering Youth and Nurturing Conservation

We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership that will amplify our mission of connecting D.C. youth with nature and nurturing their sense of belonging and resiliency. This spring, City Kids has been invited to join Conservation Nation and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education in The Rewilding Collective to embark on a transformative journey of exploration, […]

VIDEO | The CK Journey

The City Kids journey begins when youth enter the program in the sixth grade and continue through middle school, high school, and beyond. Watch this video to learn more!