Education & Youth Development

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All Ages Read Together

Mission: All Ages Read Together is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to educating children in need with free preschool programs in their communities. We envision a future where all children, especially our most vulnerable, enter school prepared to learn and succeed. We strive for a future in which public education includes universal access to preschool, making the need for AART obsolete. 

Organization contact information: Julie Brunson | 


Children's Science Center

Mission:To inspire a love of learning STEM by providing unique opportunities to explore and create.  Learn more about our mission-driven community programs.

Organization contact information: Kara Pascale,



Mission: Provides tuition-free career awareness and leadership development programs for high school students from under resourced backgrounds.

Organization contact information:, 773-396-6362


Mission: FACETS seeks to help parents, their children, and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County. FACETS envisions a day when everyone in Fairfax County has access to adequate and affordable housing and nobody is homeless. We seek to engage and educate our community in providing long-term solutions and resources to break the cycle of poverty for our neighbors in need.

Organization contact information:  Suzanne Hough | FACETS Volunteer Manager | 



Mission:The George M. Hampton Middle School Leadership Program recruits, trains, and encourages college students to serve as workshop facilitators and mentors to the students in order to inspire leadership development, social responsibility, and personal growth. The LEAD Office along with several other student organizations (Mason DREAMers, Mason F1rst Gen, Leadership and Community Engagement LLC, and the L-TEAM) and university departments (Admissions, Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education, and Social Action and Integrative Learning) partner together to bring leadership workshops to the students at Hampton Middle School throughout the academic year during their Health and Physical Education classes.   

Organization contact information: Lisa Snyder | | 


Higher Achievement

Mission: Higher Achievement seeks to build a world where every child’s promise and potential are realized, regardless of circumstance.Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous after school learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.

Organization contact information: | DC Office: 202.861.7753


KEEN Greater DC-Baltimore

Mission:To empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches

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National Air and Space Museum

Mission:The increase & diffusion of knowledge; Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world

Organization contact information: Kelly Harro,, 202-633-2558


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Reading Partners

Mission: Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. 

Organization Contact Information: | 202-701-9110 


SchoolTalk D.C.

Mission: SchoolTalk helps youth with disabilities and their peers thrive in school and achieve fulfilling post-secondary outcomes by creating spaces that emphasize self-determination, community building and inclusion.

Organization contact information:202-907-6887 |


Second Story

Mission: To provide support to at-risk children, youth and families through counseling, shelter, crisis-intervention and neighborhood outreach. Our programs recognize that families are interdependent and that a crisis or challenge facing one family member affects everyone. We therefore empower children, teens and families to work together and build on their strengths.

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