Crittenton Services of Greater Washington ( helps teen girls achieve academic success, make healthy choices and chart bright futures. Through proven curricula, Crittenton helps teen girls believe in their ability to succeed—even in the face of significant challenges. The organization’s school-based programs work with nearly 500 teen girls, teaching them to value their education, build healthy relationships and explore a successful path toward college and careers.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

  • $250 allows one teen to participate in the career exploration program.
  • $1,250 underwrites the costs of a Crittenton teen for an entire year.
  • $10,000 sends 15 teen girls to Crittenton’s Leadership Academy.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with Crittenton’s supply drives for students.
  • Internships