The YMCA's mission is to foster the spiritual, mental and physical development of individuals, families and communities according to the ideals of inclusiveness, equality and mutual respect for all. Serving over 200,000 individuals in the region last year, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington offered $2.4 million in subsidies to over 10,000 individuals so that they can take advantage of our many programs and services. Our outreach to the public across the region includes diverse child care (pre-school, afterschool, and summer camp) and groundbreaking wellness programs, including the Diabetes Prevention Program and the Fit & Well Seniors Program.
The IDEA Public Charter School serves approximately 200 high school students, ages 13-18, and prepares them in occupations to help address the labor shortages in technology and the construction trades in Washington DC, and the Deanwood community in particular. The school’s curricula integrates academic and occupational careers for both potential drop-outs and college bound youth. To complement an integrated academic course of study, IDEA also forges partnerships with employers like Truland Construction and NEWSSERVICE (an IT company) so that students may take advantage of the internships and master classes offered by professionals in the construction, engineering and IT fields.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. National Capital Area Council (NCAC) was organized in 1911 and today stands as one of the oldest and largest councils in America.