PROGRAM OVERVIEW


DFKDC Events

DFKDC events are adaptive clinics held once or twice a month for children with disabilities aged 4 – 24. Through our events, those with physical and developmental disabilities are able to come off the sidelines and unite with their peers. A lot of these children have been bullied in schools, and are left out of activities with able-bodied children. The empowerment and self confidence gained through the clinic will carry over from the field to the home, classroom, and the community, allowing them to realize that their disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. Each child is partnered with a volunteer to learn the essence of teamwork, have a mentor, and also bond over a sense of camaraderie.

DFKDC Holiday Celebration

Throughout the year, Dreams For Kids DC provides a wide variety of adaptive clinics for children with physical and developmental disabilities— from waterskiing and football to cooking and Prom.  The DFKDC Holiday Celebration is more than a seasonal party; it is our culminating year-end event that gives our participants (the beneficiaries of our free DFKDC clinics) the opportunity to “pay-compassion-forward”. Participants engage in a variety of philanthropic activities at the Holiday Celebration including: wrapping presents for underprivileged children; decorating desserts for homeless shelters; making holiday cards for Veterans, and more. The DFKDC Holiday Celebration is a time for fun and philanthropy, and a reminder that their disabilities will not hold them back from reaching their potential.

DFKDC Programming: At A Glance


Demographic Served

Children with physical and developmental disabilities between ages 4 and 24.

Pro Athlete Involvement

Works with every professional sports team in DC (Redskins, Capitals, Nationals, DC United, etc.)

Participants Per Event

On average, each DFKDC clinic or specialty event typically hosts between 25 to 150 participants.

Yearly Presence In DMV

Five years of operation in Washington D.C. Metro area with over 50 successful clinics.

Cost Is Never An Issue

Every Dreams For Kids DC event or clinic is completely free for the participant to attend!

Volunteer Ratio

Dreams For Kids DC volunteers come out in force! We proudly have a 1:1 volunteer to participant ratio.

Community Partnerships

Standing partnerships with more than 70 adaptive athletics organizations.

Clinic Scheduling

Clinics and events are held once a month,
all year long!

For The Overall Good

Provides community integration, higher quality of life, and true empowerment for children living with a disability.

Participant & Volunteer Testimonials