We like to think of public education as the great equalizer, leveling the unequal fields on which our children's lives unfold. But it doesn't always work that way: a dispiriting combination of limited possibilities and unlimited obstacles sometimes deepens, instead of mending, the disparities. Expanding from its base in Shaw and Columbia Heights, For Love of Children now opens opportunities for hundreds of children and teens from across DC, offering carefully paced, one-on-one tutoring that brings students to grade-level proficiency in reading and math. After-school workshops teach teamwork, leadership, and community service; and a powerful Outdoor Education Center offers enjoyable challenges. Professional ACT and SAT prep, along with intensive college workshops that teach seniors how to navigate the complex application and financial aid process, all help them get safely to the next stage of the journey. The aim is to make sure that kids stay connected to their education, graduate from high school, pursue college or vocational school, and arrive at adulthood positioned for success. You can join them on their journey.