The Good Samaritan Foundation

  • DC



United States

About Us

What is the Good Samaritan Foundation?
Reflecting the powerful commitment to service of its founders, former NFL superstars Art Monk, Charles Mann, Earnest Byner, and Tim Johnson, the Good Samaritan Foundation is an all-out effort to reach and teach District of Columbia teens. Good Samaritan began in 1993 and is a public, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization.

What is its mission?
"Serving Youth, Building Leaders"

What does it do?
Good Samaritan gives young people a safe haven for ongoing tutoring, mentoring, life-skills and work-readiness training, job placements, recreational and cultural enrichment opportunities, and scholarship assistance. Building for the future, it weaves leadership development and community service throughout the program. The intent is to support and nurture youth as they explore and strengthen their unique competencies – cognitive, ethical, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical.

What sets the Foundation apart from other youth programs?
Good Samaritan not only develops youth leadership; it is also a leader in youth development. Knowing that short-term, patchwork services and relationships simply aren't enough for many teens, Good Samaritan takes the long view. The program stresses a one-to-one approach and integrated, intensive services over time. Full-scale programming runs 42 weeks a year, and every effort is made to engage students for the entire four years of their high school experience.

Where does it work?
Good Samaritan is dedicated to District of Columbia youth.It started in Anacostia, one of the city's most disadvantaged neighborhoods, where it will be opening its first freestanding Training and Outreach Center. Currently the students we serve attend Anacostia Senior High School in SE DC and IDEA Public Charter High School in NE DC.