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…

Volunteer Food Drop-Offs

We love our community of volunteers! If you are interested in helping out for one or more of these drop-off opportunities, please email your availability to Yael at yael@citykidsdc.org, with "Friends of City Kids" in the subject line. Thank…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…