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For Love of Children

  • For Love of Children
  • 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
  • Washington, DC 20003
  • 202-462-8686
  • 1965
  • Shawn Wilds
  • City Leaders Program Manager
  • (202) 349-3522

Program Description

The FLOC Scholars Program serves students in grades 6-12 and beyond, helping them gain the skills needed to graduate from high school, pursue higher education, and succeed in college and career.

Students in the Middle School and High School program are offered a variety of services, including weekly workshops, and individual academic advising sessions. In grade-based workshops, students receive academic and career guidance tailored to their age level. These workshops cover a variety of topics and provide students with tools and techniques to aim successfully for college and vocational schools. In theme-based workshops, students have an opportunity to explore topics of social and cultural concern such as art, health, global cultures, or the environment. These workshops often take advantage of FLOC's connections with local universities, cultural institutions, businesses, and other organizations, and open young minds to the wider world around them.

Middle and high school programs are designed to ensure that students graduate from high school academically and emotionally prepared to attend and complete a post-secondary education. Throughout the program, scholars and their families are helped through the challenging college application and financial aid process. As students ramp up this process in their Junior and Senior years, they are guided through the nuts and bolts of choosing, applying to and financing a higher education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 1%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 33%
  • Other: 2%
  • African American: 62%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 200
  • Middle School: 200
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 200
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%