Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

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Crittenton Services of Greater Washington ( helps 600 teenage girls annually achieve academic success, make healthy choices and chart their own bright futures. Through proven curricula, Crittenton helps teenage girls believe in their ability to succeed—even in the face of significant challenges. The organization’s virtual and school-based programs teach teenage girls to value their education, build healthy relationships, speak up for their own needs and explore paths toward college and careers.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

  • $250 provides one teen with stress- and anxiety-reducing materials to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • $1,500 underwrites the costs for a Crittenton teen for an entire year.
  • $10,000 sends 15 teenage girls to Crittenton’s Leadership Academy.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with supply drives for students.
  • Ongoing: Serve as an executive adviser or board member.
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  • Internships