Passion for Learning (P4L) ( addresses educational opportunity gaps faced by middle school students from low-income families. P4L provides enriching information technology and college awareness-preparation programs for youths who are underestimated and marginalized. Coached by dedicated teachers and tech professionals, P4L’s students prepare a path for success in high school, college and careers.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 pays for a field trip to a tech business or college.
  • $1,000 enables four students to attend college readiness camp.
  • $10,000 pays for a year of an after-school tech program at one school.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Information technology professionals speak to students.
  • Internships