District of Columbia Public Schools will launch a brand-new pilot program called DC Meets Washington to introduce rising 7th and 8th grade students at Browne and Cardozo Education campuses to the city and industries that make up Washington, D.C.

DC Meets Washington, which runs for five weeks, includes a morning session focused on college and career exposure and an afternoon session focused on academic programming. During the morning component of the program, students will learn from experts and experience college and career opportunities within the IT, engineering, hospitality and government sectors. They will meet with local leaders from each of these sectors, and participate in site visits where they will directly experience professional and postsecondary opportunities in each of these fields.

Examples of site visits for each sector may include speakers from and visits to the floor of the United States House of Representatives, a prominent architecture firm, the DC Convention Center and the Georgetown University Schools of Public Policy and Foreign Service. The program runs from June 30 – August 1 and enrollment is currently ongoing.

During the afternoon, students will receive academic supports in literacy and/or STEM from a community-based organization. DCPS is currently reviewing applications from various organizations to finalize a provider.

For more information: Dcps.dc.gov