Yuma encourages young women to "give back" to the D.C. community and collaborates with the PALS program in this effort.  

High school and college women make time to tutor and mentor inner-city middle and high school girls every Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Contact: Michele Wittig at Applications available online.  Orientation and training courses for PALS volunteers take place at Yuma before the summer and fall sessions.

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Oakcrest School

As the former home of Oakcrest School, the Yuma Study Center proudly continues the building's commitment to the growth and formation of strong women through its partnership with Oakcrest. Providing opportunities for summer service allows Oakcrest students to further their own commitment to service in the Washington, D.C. area.  Visit the Oakcrest School site for more info.


Camp Kittimaquundi

This fun-filled summer camp encourages and develops the Christian and human virtues necessary for becoming a positive influence on family, friends and society. 

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Spiritual Attention
  • Leadership Talks

For more information visit the VanNess Center website.



LeadersNow International

LeadersNow International is a membership-based organization that is open to any girl in grades 7 through 12. Membership in the organization provides young women with comprehensive training in character development, leadership skills, style, poise, etiquette, career exploration, mentoring and service to the community.

For more information visit LeadersNow International.