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 girls, and parents can choose from either a team sport … Continue reading Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Washington DC

Homeless Children's Playtime Project in Washington DC

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, “Why are you thankful for MLK?” – realized he was … Continue reading Homeless Children’s Playtime Project in Washington DC

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 and children’s book authors. Through the experience, both the students … Continue reading Reach Incorporated in Washington DC