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Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Theater, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Kid Power is a civics-based organization that provides academic, artistic, and service-learning opportunities for youth in under-served neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.  Kid Power empowers youth to become informed and engaged advocates for change in their own lives and in their communities. 

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250+ youth

Geographic areas served: Washington, DC

Programs: Kid Power-DC is dedicated to working with students in under-served communities. It provides year-round youth development programming for approximately 200 students throughout the District of Columbia. KPDC's programs include: 1) The Citizenship Project: Using a literacy-building and civic engagement curriculum, students and their high school mentors investigate US history and the building blocks of citizenship, produce visual and performing art works, and implement youth-led community action projects; 2) CookieTime!: Middle school students operate a small baking business in partnership with CakeLove bakery and use the profits to fund local community projects and service trips outside the District of Columbia; and 3) Extra-Curricular Programs: In the Explorers Club, students participate in weekly workshops, such as boxing, yoga, cooking, acting, dance, chess, and visual arts. KPDC also operates a full-service day and overnight summer camp.

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