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.
To achieve this goal, the Trust created Project My Time to spur the development of an out-of-school time system for the District that coordinates policies, partnerships and programs among agencies, schools, providers, funders and city leaders. Project My Time aims to build on what children learn in school, while providing safe, fun, and stimulating places for children to thrive.
In subsequent years, the initiative will expand to more schools and other sites throughout the District including charter schools, community-based sites and recreation facilities.
Project My Time was created through an $8 million grant to the Trust from The Wallace Foundation. The after-school initiative resulted from the partnership of 50 stakeholders, including the Trust, the Mayor’s office, the DC Public Schools, several District agencies including the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and the local philanthropic community.
For more information, visit www.projectmytime.org.
View a directory of 2010- 2011 school-year grantees by clicking here. And go to Project My Time to see the innovative programs offered at DC Public Middle Schools.