Benchmarks | YMCA DC


To help close the achievement gap for under-resourced youth, the YMCA Benchmarks program at Silver Creek Middle School provides:  

  • Homework assistance 
  • Books and school supplies  
  • Enrichment activities  
  • Life skills development 
  • Family wellness activities 
  • Volunteer service projects 
  • Family and peer counseling 
  • Connections to additional service providers 

Benchmarks currently serves 35 students from 6th-8th grade who have IEPs (individualized education plans) and whose family income levels qualify them for free and reduced-priced meals. 

Beyond Silver Creek Middle School students, the program also serves children from: 

  • Greater Rosemary Hills/Lynttonsville Community 
  • Silver Spring 
  • Southern Montgomery County