Our after school programs inspire students to believe in themselves and provide them with the critical tools necessary to succeed in life. Volunteer tutors work with our partner organizations and schools to educate on Study Skills, College Preparation, Career Exploration, and Financial Literacy.


SYC partners with Jan’s Tutoring House, Claster Educational Services, Brighter Career Pathways, and Smith-Rivas to provide early career exploration, study skills workshops, tutoring, and college prep.


Learning Opportunities

Working with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and local universities, SYC provides a Financial Literacy Workshop to give students an essential introduction to finance.



Volunteers, parents, and students work together to strengthen their communities and create significant change that has a lasting impact. Our events range from Equal Access to Arts and Book Drives to Community Clean Up Events and much more!

Community Engagement

SYC strives to engage the youth of D.C., local businesses and organizations, and volunteers from around the region in meaningful and fun community projects such as:


  • Anacostia River Clean Up Day

  • Book Drive for DCPS Schools

  • Days of service with Service Never Sleeps

  • Restaurant Fundraisers

  • And many more

Check our Event Calendar for upcoming opportunities to make a real difference.


SYC empowers students to experience sports they would normally never have access to. We have the only Rowing Program in SE D.C. and also facilitate the opportunities to try Swimming, Scuba Diving, and Tennis.



SYC partners with Capitol Hill Arts Workshop to provide yoga classes on Fridays! 



Our aquatics program partners with Turkey Thicket Recreation center in the fall and summer to provide unique opportunities for swimming, water safety, snorkeling, and even scuba diving.  



A popular sport in the region but rarely accessible to underserved youth, SYC’s rowing program, in partnership with the Anacostia Boathouse, is one of a kind.

See our current schedule here .