At So What Else, we believe every child should have access to meaningful learning opportunities after schools let out. That’s why we developed the first So What Else After-School Program in 2009 and have added dozens more in the years since: to provide a safe, enriching environment to at-risk youth when the school day ends.

Our after-school programming runs for 16 weeks from September through December and for 24 weeks from January to June, with a brief break for the holidays in between. All programs are curriculum-based and include a variety of activities such as sports & athletics, health & wellness, healthy cooking,  expressive arts, literacy & writing, and environmental stewardship. Every programs is interwoven with service learning, with an emphasis on empowering students to become engaged citizens who give back to their communities.

To achieve this, we partner with neighborhoods, nonprofits, and schools, bringing programs directly into the heart of the communities we serve. With over 20 active sites in Baltimore, Montgomery County, and Washington, DC, we’re creating a movement to empower and nurture young people from historically underserved communities.

Our 10 Program Pillars

By incorporating The Ten Pillars of So What Else into our out-of-school time lesson plans and activities, So What Else seeks to introduce a value system geared toward molding a more thoughtful, engaged, and well-rounded generation. See our Ten Pillars below!

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