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A New Program Model: Snow Club

In the winter of 2021, City Kids implemented our first ever Snow Club programming for all youth. In prior years, City Kids would facilitate occasional trips on the slopes, but now as a grantee of Vail Resort + Katz Amsterdam Foundation’s Epic for Everyone Youth Connection to Winter Sports Program, we are able take 30 […]

The Grand Climbing Experience

Every summer, City Kids JETs have the opportunity to climb the Grand Teton, the tallest peak in the Teton range with its summit standing at over two and a half miles above sea level. On August 7th, Desahray and Leon, two first-year JETs, experienced one of the biggest thrills of their lives as they took […]

City Kids’ Core Values

City Kids’ Core Values are the principals we use to guide our work. From our programming to making decisions for the future of the organization, these five values are incorporated into everything we do.

Meet City Kids’ New Deputy Director!

We are happy to introduce you to Caroline Hamric, who joined the City Kids staff as our Deputy Director in September. Q: Welcome to City Kids Caroline! Tell us about yourself and what you bring to City Kids. A: Thank you! I’m so pleased to have joined the City Kids team. I’m a Virginia native […]

Fall Program Update

by Rodney Fuller, Director of Programs DC For the first time since the fall of 2019, we have over 20 trips planned for City Kids youth this season! City Kids is excited to welcome our new JET Program Manager, Ginny Brooks, who joined our team full-time in September. Prior to this fall, Ginny served as […]

City Kid, Don’Zeal, featured in The Washington Post

Navigating the Wilderness, Avoiding Predators Urban and Rural Perspective by Courtland Milloy August 30, 2022 at 6:25 p.m. EDT About 2,000 miles from his home in Southeast Washington, 16-year-old Don’Zeal Davis pitched a tent in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. He spent the next 24 hours alone in the wilderness, a kind of training exercise held […]

Summer Camp in Jackson

As the Mountaineer cohort returned to their home away from home, you could see the smiles spread across their faces as they stepped off the bus at Broken Arrow Ranch. After a long 14-hour day of travel filled with stories of past adventures and anticipation of the trips to come, Summer Camp at City Kids […]

Polo Clinic with Recreational Habits

On June 4th, 2022, twelve participants of the brand new Ranger Cohort attended a polo clinic that was led by City Kids partner organization, Recreational Habits. Recreational Habits is a clothing brand that aims to bring the exclusive world of recreational field sports and country living to traditionally underrepresented communities. To start the day off, […]

Summer Programming in DC

For youth living in Washington DC, summers are filled with local traditions and rites of passage. One specific rite of passage is the Mayor Marion S. Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program. A locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with enriching and constructive […]