Passion for Learning (P4L)

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Passion for Learning (P4L) (passionforlearning.org) addresses educational opportunity gaps faced by middle school students from low-income families. P4L provides enriching information technology and college awareness preparation programs for youths who are underresourced and underestimated. Coached by dedicated teachers and older student mentors, P4L’s youths prepare a path for success in high school, college and careers.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

• $250 provides five micro bit kits for student electronics projects.
• $1,000 enables four students to attend a one-week college readiness camp.
• $10,000 pays for a year of an after-school information technology program at one school. 

Volunteer opportunities:

• One day: Information technology professionals speak to students.
• Internships