Just Imagine

A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization preparing inner city children from Washington, DC for college by: providing scholarships to sleep away camp, access to standardized test prep, academic and life skill workshops, college tours, and community service projects.

Our Story

Just Imagine (JI) started in 2011 as a way to make the sleep away camp experience accessible to DC students who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Throughout the years, Just Imagine has grown into a college prep program that sees sleep away camp as just one piece of the college prep puzzle. JI provides opportunities to children as young as 7, and continues to support these students through high school graduation. 


Summer camp programming has always been the backbone of Just Imagine. Just Imagine sends children all over the country and internationally to traditional and specialty sleep away camp programs.


Check out our current summer camp partners!


Navigating the college selection process can be daunting. Starting Sophomore Year, JI Scholars are invited to participate in College Tours across the country with their peers. These experiences help give student's a frame of reference when it comes time to apply and ultimately choose the college that is right for them.

Learn more about where our students have toured!


Over the course of the year students participate in monthly workshops which span subjects like:

  • Writing 

  • SAT Prep

  • Mental Health

  • Cooking


Just Imagine's graduates have been accepted to, and attend a wide range of colleges and universities. Among our graduates are:

  • McKinnley Tech's class of 2019 Valedictorian

  • 2 Full Merit Based Scholarship Recipients

  • A Gates Scholarship Recipient

Click to see more about Just Imagine graduates!

  • Financial Literacy

  • Character Building

  • Job Interviewing

  • The Arts


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