Youth in the National Capital region face some of the most challenging odds in the United States. They rank at the wrong end of the scale in graduation rates, teen pregnancy, crime, obesity, gang activity, etc. To counter these challenges, BGCGW offers holistic programming to give our children and teens the support and guidance they need to succeed.
Bright Beginnings serves about 186 children annually whose families are living in crisis shelters or transitional housing. Bright Beginnings, Inc. was established in 1991 by the Junior League of Washington, who identified a critical need for quality childcare among homeless families in Washington, D.C. Since then, Bright Beginnings have met the needs of over 1,500 homeless children by providing families with childcare and on-site therapeutic and family support services.
Founded in 1994, Work to Ride (WTR) is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit community-based prevention program that aids disadvantaged urban youth though constructive activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports and education.