Children and Youth

Programs abound for children and youth, ages birth to 24, in DC. Click here to find health, after-school, art, sports, and tutoring services, just to name a few.

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Supports for families include respite, health insurance, family support, and food programs.

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Search here for information about services and supports for adults as they age, need to learn new skills, and much more!

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A new youth-focused website! is a new website from the DC government that is all about children and youth. The new website features a calendar of child, youth, and family events sponsored by government agencies and community organizations; a search tool so you can find almost any kind of program or services you need; and news about children and youth.


Kids eat free all summer

Children and youth, 18 and younger, can eat for free as part of the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program. All children are eligible and no application is necessary. Details about the program including where young people can go for the free meals is online at Find Free Summer Meal Sites in D.C. for Summer, 2013.


Travelling Farmers Market

A Farmer's Market On Wheels shows the very real interest in fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables the food deserts across the District. "When the program piloted in 2012, Bartley anticipated that he would have produce left over. Instead, demand was so high he had to rearrange the operation to make sure there was a convenient place to restock because some days he was out of produce before the third stop."

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