Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Washington DC

Friends of FDIA created the Kids On Ice® (KOI) program, providing free figure skating, hockey and speed skating lessons to economically disadvantaged children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn these sports. This program is unique in that all three types of skating are Olympic sports, it offers programming to both boys and…

Homeless Children’s Playtime Project in Washington DC

The mission of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in Washington D.C. A volunteer was helping an older boy with a homework assignment about Martin Luther King Jr – the child was having trouble answering the question,…

Banyan Community in Minneapolis MN

Banyan Community is rooted in the Phillips neighborhood to transform lives by developing youth, strengthening families, and creating community. When School is out, Banyan is in! Closing the Achievement Gap This short little phrase gets repeated a lot here, simply because we have so much going on.Programs go year-round with only brief breaks to catch…

Reach Incorporated in Washington DC

Reach Incorporated develops confident, grade-level readers and capable leaders by training teens to teach younger students, creating academic benefit for all involved. When Kyare was a 9th grade student at Eastern Senior High School, he signed up to be a tutor with Reach Incorporated. At Reach, teens are enlisted to be elementary school reading tutors…

Jazzy Rangel, Merit School of Music graduate

Merit School of Music in Chicago IL

The Merit School of Music works to transform the lives of Chicago-area youth by providing the highest quality music education – with a focus on underserved communities – inspiring young people to achieve their full musical and personal potential. More than 15 years ago, the Replogle Foundation set up The Mary Herron Replogle Scholarship program…