The Greater DC Diaper Bank was able to distribute 8,124 pounds worth of wipes during the 2021 donation campaign.
Content categorized as Youth
As Pride month ends, service providers for unhoused queer youth remind us of the work left to be done.
D.C. Council committees proposed small increases to housing programs and social services during the markup process, but did not meet housing advocates’ demands.
Workforce development programs in D.C. aren’t helping youth experiencing homelessness, causing many youth to turn away from the programs.
Serve Your City-Ward 6 Mutual Aid, a D.C.-based nonprofit, is raising money to send children in Ward 6 to summer camp. The group plans to… Read more »
Students, alumni and faculty are calling for the university to cancel its housing contract with Corvias, but the student occupation of Blackburn University Center is about more than housing conditions.
Schools in all wards were without proper ventilation systems. Parents took matters into their own hands, providing different services to alleviate worries about spreading COVID-19.
Local Templeton Academy sophomore Miguel Coppedge started a fundraiser last year to benefit children in foster care and families experiencing homelessness. His charity donations are destined for St. Ann’s Center for Youth, Children and Families, the place where he was adopted at age 2.
The mayor’s budget includes a major influx in digital inclusion funds after the pandemic worsened digital inequity.
The Playtime Program, a D.C.-based nonprofit, is expanding its partnership with shelters to bring programming for children experiencing homelessness to families in Maryland.
SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) recently opened its third facility to help meet the transitional housing needs of local LGTBQ youth.
Rodney Stotts, a falconer in the DMV, uses his birds to educate young people beyond the classroom – which the education system desperately needs during the COVID-19 pandemic as children struggle with mental health.
Community organizations are trying to help children and families in need but have limited resources
Fletcher opines a piece on the effects COVID-19 has on at-risk students entering the job force, and the importance of career counselors in their trajectory.
L. Morrow on the promise of young activists in politics.
Sandra Jackson from the House of Ruth on the importance of childcare for Black women.
SMYAL provides economic and housing support during the pandemic through a housing program for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.
In this heartwrenching personal essay, a native Washingtonian recounts the many struggles she overcame when young to finally want to be alive.
Dudley shares his frustrations with the “system” through poetry.
Teachers and local organizations are pushing for more support for homeless students so that they can successfully stay on track while taking classes.