freedom-schools-summer-programIn partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund, UPO serves as an affiliate, year-round educational enrichment program that serves children in Kindergarten through second grade. Held at John H. Ketcham Elementary School located in historic Anacostia, S.E. Washington, D.C., this program provides summer and after-school enrichment that encourages and motivates youth to develop a love for learning and exploration.

Through its after school curriculum, children participate in reading activities, receive tutoring and homework help, participate in STEM-based math and science activities, participate in the Destination Imagination Challenge program, and engage in a myriad of creative arts initiatives.

During the summer months, UPO provides a six-week, full day summer camp that continues to foster children’s love of reading, increase their self-esteem, and generate more positive attitudes towards learning.

The Children’s Defense Fund’s model curriculum serves as the foundation for how participating youth are taught and engaged in both the year-round and summer learning programs.

The UPO Effect

One of the five essential components of the CDF’s model curriculum is social action and civic engagement. On the National Day of Social Action 2014, students from the UPO CDF summer camp created a dynamic video to express their views on the importance of voting and childhood education.

For More Information

Contact the UPO Youth Services Center in Ward 8 at:

1649-B Good Hope Rd. SE
Washington, DC 20020

P: 202-610-0466
F: 202-610-2666