Somerset provides youth programming at 9 of our 11 affordable properties with Resident Services staff. Our programs include:
After school programs for children in grades k–5th offered Monday–Friday for 3 hours during DCPS school days. The program focus is homework completion and social-emotional learning. Dinner is provided for all participants at no cost.
Summer camp for children in grades k–5th offered Monday–Friday for 5 hours during 5 weeks of the summer break. The program focus is preventing summer learning loss and exposing participants to new experiences. Breakfast, lunch and a snack provided for all participants at no cost.
Homework help for children in grades k–12th offered two to three days a week for 2 hours during DCPS school days. The program focus is homework completion. Dinner is provided for all participants at no cost.
Teen College & Career Readiness
Teen college & career readiness for 6th–12th grade students is a new initiative. The program assists students on the path to high school graduation and the post-secondary college and career opportunities aligned with their interests and goals. The RSC assists students in developing organizational, time-management, and study skills that help students improve and maintain a strong grade point average and encourage their overall academic success. Students also have monthly workshops with staff to encourage the development of life skills, and to provide exposure to post-secondary college and career opportunities. The program is supplemented by various community partners including the DC Central Kitchen. Their Community Meals program provides free, nutritious meals for program participants.