Their energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and we often learn as much from them as they learn from us. Our current students reside in one of six participating locations, and enjoy weekly classes offered on-site after school.
- are between the ages of 5-19 years-old.
- live in Washington, D.C. (primarily Wards 7 & 8).
- reside in transitional or long-term housing for homeless families.
- are not required to have previous training or provide their own equipment.
Homelessness and poverty in Washington, D.C.
- 3 out of 10 children were living at or below the poverty line in 2010.
- As poverty in the city rises, so does homelessness.
- Washington, D.C. currently has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the country.
- In 2010, there were 1,535 children in homeless families, up over 7% from 2009.*
*Stats provided by Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless