our impact 

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. 

 
There are so many staff, there are so many different activities, the kids are getting a lot of individual attention, and I find that they are more interested and ready to come to the center each day.
— Seble, Community Partner
Thank you SO much for your INCREDIBLE support of our Day of Service with the McLean School!
The students and staff were so impressed by your enthusiastic facilitation of the lessons. The kids seemed to learn a lot and enjoy serving. I can’t imagine doing any major event without So What Else involved!
— Cristin Cane, Founder and CEO of Charity Connect
So What Else helped us mature a little more and helped us learn how to take care of our community... they actually understand you. Also they like to have fun, thats the most important thing - that they like to have fun.
— Steve, 7th Grade

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

oNon-violence

oLeave No Trace

oPositivity

oCreativity

oBe True to Yourself

oPay It Forward/Civic Responsibility

oCompassion

oConstant Growth

 
 
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