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Here at J.O. Wilson, we offer one of the largest after-school programs in the city. In order to be able to offer after-school programming to over 300 students, we partner with external organizations to provide our families with programming options. Champions provides after-school programming to 101 total students in grades PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten. The DCPS after-school program supports and provides after-school programing to 100 students in grades 1st and 2nd. Lastly, Kid Power supports and provides after-school programming to 150 students in grades 3rd-5th. If you have students in different grades, you may need to register for different programs for each child.

Champions programming for students in grades PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten 

Please refer to the Champions website for program information, tuition rates, and how to register. The  Champions On-site Director at J.O. Wilson is Ms. Ellen Boakye.

*Vouchers are accepted.

The voucher must have “KinderCare Education or Champions with your student’s school address” listed as the provider.

DCPS After-School Program Registration for grades 1st and 2nd

Registration Opens June 22, 2021, at 9:00 AM (For JOW rising 1st and 2nd-grade students)

  • First, enroll your child in the regular school day.
  • Allow one or two business days for the school registrar to complete your child’s school day enrollment.
  • Then, enroll your child in the After-school Program online at You must use a computer, not a cell phone or tablet, to register. Need assistance? Please ask the school registrar or call 202-442-5002.

The DCPS After-School program is only for rising 1st and 2nd-grade students only.

J.O.W. Kid-Power After-School Registration for grades 3rd-5th

Students in grades 3rd-5th grade participate in the After School program with Kid Power. Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia. Kid Power embraces youth voice and believes that every young person can become an informed and engaged advocate for change in their own lives and in their communities.

The After-School program operates for three hours a day, Monday through Friday starting with the Academic Power Hour. Students receive homework help and small group mentoring/tutoring taught by Kid Power instructors who work collaboratively with DC teachers to assist with school-day instruction. Students then participate in the enrichment activities: To register for the after-school program use the link below and please indicate the grade that your student will be in for the coming school year. Be sure to select THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM when registering.