Thanks to our funders So What Else is able to serve over 3,000 youth from nearly 50 communities, yearly, located throughout Montgomery County, Pg County, Washington DC and Baltimore City.
What We Do
So What Else’s out of school time programs fill the gaps that are left by underfunded school systems providing lessons and activities that supplement, enrich and reinforce children’s learning in the classroom.
We help children reach their greatest potentials through opening up new pathways to learning. Students participate in lessons, activities and disciplines that they typically wouldn’t be exposed to. Supporting their development in becoming well rounded and engaged future citizens.
34% of children under 14 go unsupervised from the time the school bell rings, until their parents get home from work, So What Else provides a safe place for children to spend after school hours and fill that time with enriching programs such as Olympiad Sports, Expressive Arts and Integrative Wellness.
So What Else’s volunteer branch promotes community engagement by connecting volunteers to participate in rewarding projects and initiatives in the DC metro area.
Our students are encouraged to “Pay It Forward” by participating in service projects, allowing them to take pride in being able to give back to their community.
So What Else hosts high school and college interns allowing budding youth advocates a chance to learn and grow alongside our children. Many of the interns are working to become the next generation of psychologists, educators and youth development professionals.
So What Else’s new chapter in Baltimore is the catalyst in joining together several community organizations. This year was the first So What Else summer camp, brought to over 50 children in a desperately needed community.
We offers youth rich and rewarding out of school time programming, guided by our value system: "The Ten Pillars of So What Else.”
oTeamwork and Sportsmanship
oLeave No Trace
oBe True to Yourself
oPay It Forward/Civic Responsibility