Our Programs

Here in our nation’s capital, barely half of DCPS youth graduate from high school.  That shocking statistic only leads to more sobering numbers.  According to the DC Alliance for Youth Advocates, there are over 14,000 young people in the District neither enrolled in school nor employed, and less than 42% of 20-24 year olds in DC have fulltime employment.  (DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, Youth Workforce Development Issue Brief – http://www.dc-aya.org/policy-and-advocacy/og/10).  In the highest-need Wards of the city, those statistics are even more grim. 

Everyday, FLOC is changing that statistic by providing opportunities for students to succeed in school, aspire to earn a postsecondary degree, and become contributing members of their communities. Unlike many other youth-serving programs, we provide a continuum of support that guides our students from first grade through completion of a postsecondary degree. Through our Neighborhood Tutoring Program, we intervene early to make sure that students do not fall further behind in reading or math.  Building on those academic skills, our Scholars Program exposes our students to experiences, information and activities that build persistence skills to help them progress through their educational journey and into a chosen career.   

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Neighborhood Tutoring Program

This one-on-one tutoring program helps students in grades 1-12 achieve grade-level competency in reading and math by ensuring they achieve 100% mastery in one skill before moving on to the next. Read more

Scholars Program

The FLOC Scholars Program helps students in grades 6-12 and beyond to gain the skills they need to graduate from high school, pursue higher education, and achieve college and career success. Read more

Outdoor Education Center

The Outdoor Education Center facilitates healthy character development for youth and adults in a powerful outdoor classroom.  The facility and its staff also provide custom-designed retreats for outside groups. Read more