A Division of FedCap Created to Change The Lives of Children Leaving the Foster Care System.
Our Vision – by inspiring youth to achieve greatness, preparing them to succedd and opeing a path to college, they will become confident and self sufficient adults.
On any given day there are 575 youth in foster care between the ages of 12 and 17, placed there through the Child and Family Services Agency, the child protection arm of DC government.
Of these, 135 are age 17, and will leave foster care within the next several years.
Most have been living in foster care for well over 4 years. When adolescents live in foster care for any length of time—it impacts their lives—forever.
They have a hard time finding a job, they rarely go to college, many end up homeless, pregnant and stuck in the cycle of poverty.
Washingtonians for Children is committed to helping youth go to college, graduate and become employed.