BEST Kids seeks to promote better futures for youth in the District of Columbia’s child welfare system by developing and supporting one-on-one mentoring relationships between the youth and caring, consistent adults.
Mentoring DC's Foster Care Youth
BEST Kids Mentoring Program™ is guided by the belief that all children are talented. Through our one-on-one volunteer mentoring, our extensive training, staff support and our experiential-learning-based peer group, we encourage our youth to discover and develop their unique skills and abilities. Beginning with children as young as six and continuing, as needed, until adulthood, BEST Kids Mentoring Program™ works to enable youth to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society.
2015 Superhero 5K & Fun Run
Our 3rd Annual Superhero 5K & Fun Run is right around the corner. We are celebrating the everyday heroes that make a positive difference in the lives of youth in DC's foster care while also raising funds to support the BEST Kids mission. There are many ways to participate in this fun event including running/walking the race, becoming a sponsor, donating, or volunteering. See our event page for more information.
“BEST Kids helped me by showing me things that I wouldn’t have been able to do, and they pushed me forward so when I get older I’ll be able to do these things on my own.”