Horton's Kids

Horton's Kids is 23-year-old, 501(c)(3) organization that serves more than 500 youth and their parents from the Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks neighborhoods in Washington, DC's Ward 8. Wrap-around services include a variety of education, enrichment, advocacy, and support programs.Horton's Kids' cornerstone is a thrice-weekly tutoring program in the Rayburn House Office Building and the U.S. Department of Education.

Horton's Kids' programs are made possible by more than 500 dedicated volunteers, many of whom work on Capitol Hill. Horton's Kids also offers STARS (also known as Rising STARS and STARS), which is an after-school program for older youth that focuses on developing 21st Century life skills and building a foundation for college and career readiness.

In the spring of 2012, the teens developed four mock business plans that address four social issues prevalent in their community and across the nation: bullying, teen pregnancy, nutritional eating, and homelessness.

In this video, the four groups of STARS students participated in filmed interviews to showcase the mock social ventures that they developed over the semester.

Learn more about Horton's Kids: www.hortonskids.org 

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