The Trust’s Programs for Children & Youth
The Trust is committed to providing high-quality programs for youth that support their healthy development, academic achievement, leadership, growth and success. The Trust leads several key initiatives tailored to meet the needs of DC youth through in-school and after-school programming, conferences, academic enrichment and recreation. These initiatives include Project My Time, the Carrera Trust program at the Arts and Technology Academy Public Charter School and G.A.M.E.: Girls Acquiring Meaningful Experiences.
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Effective Youth Development
The Trust oversees a number of special local initiatives, including supporting the District’s Effective Youth Development plan, aimed at engaging the District’s hardest-to-reach youth, ages 16 to 24, who are unemployed or out of school. The Trust supports the plan through grants, technical assistance and evaluation. In 2007, the Trust awarded $5.7 million in competitive grants to 15 organizations to work with older youth in non-traditional out-of-school settings. More>
Project My Time
Project My Time is an initiative begun in 2007 to ensure that every child in DC has access to high-quality programs after school, on the weekends, and during summer. The goal is to better prepare students to complete high school by providing engaging, high-quality out-of-school-time activities. The project targets middle school students, and supports their transition into and out of these grades. More>