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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 […]

Welcome New CK Staff Victor and Arii!

Victor Medina – Ranger & Mountaineer Program Manager Victor Medina comes to City Kids from Groundwork Hudson Valley where, as the Youth Programs Manager, he worked to inspire youth to take on conservation challenges and cultivate a relationship with the natural spaces in their communities. His passion for the outdoors developed through a youth program […]

Summer Hiring – 2022

City Kids is currently hiring for our summer seasonal staff team in Jackson, Wyoming.  This is a tremendous opportunity to be a part of a mission-driven, cohort-based youth development organization, serving DC youth from sixth grade through high school and beyond. In this continuous learning environment, each team member can make a big impact in […]

Snow Club Update

By Dan Ebert, Development Manager and Victor Medina, Ranger & Mountaineer Program Manager   This January and February, City Kids implemented our first ever Snow Club programming for all youth! As a grantee of Vail Resort + Katz Amsterdam Foundation’s Epic for Everyone Youth Connection to Winter Sports Program, City Kids was thrilled to participate […]

Spring 2022 Program Update

By Rodney Fuller, Director of Programs DC Greetings City Kids Family! Spring has arrived in DC, and with it, exciting updates from City Kids. Our extraordinary program team just completed a series of five Snow Club trips to Whitetail resorts in Mercersburg, PA. All cohorts were represented and the youth performed amazingly on the slopes. […]

City Kids Wilderness Project Annual Report 2020-2021

Twenty five years ago, City Kids opened its doors with a mission to use outdoor spaces to spark inspiration, provide practical life skills, instill self confidence, and offer opportunities that push DC-based youth to explore their sense of personal possibility. How we deliver the mission has evolved over time, however, the connection City Kids youth […]