Equipping girls to overcome obstacles, make positive choices, and achieve their dreams.

FOR MORE THAN 134 YEARS, Crittenton Services of Greater Washington has been the top leadership and advocacy organization for youth and teen girls in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We Serve Middle and High School Girls

facing adversity, helping them attain the social and emotional learning (SEL) skills to excel in school, have healthy relationships, and grow into confident and resilient young women.

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Our Philosophy

We believe in a whole-girl, whole-community (holistic) approach. Our programs and activities are specifically designed to meet girls where they are, with mentorship, sisterhood, academic support and appropriate goal setting.


A program for girls navigating the challenges and choices of the 8th to 12th grades.


A 28-week curriculum that focuses on social and emotional learning for 6th and 7th graders.


A positive youth development program for young women who are pregnant or parenting.

Crittenton's Annual High Tea Event

April 25, 2024 @ 11:30 Am - 2:00 pm
This event boasts a strong tradition of elevating the important opinions and voices of our teen girls. Industry leaders in finance, business, government, public health, and philanthropy will have the chance to hear from Crittenton girls about the issues impacting them and how adults can show up, support, and make a difference in their lives.