Washington D.C.

The Washington, D.C. Beat the Odds® program honors outstanding high school students from the Washington, D.C. area who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Started in 1990, the program identifies and rewards young people who have experienced great hardship in their lives and supports and trains them to become future adult leaders.

Learn more about the Washington, D.C. Beat the Odds® program.

Congratulations to our 2016 Beat the Odds Winners Who Will Be Honored at our 2017 Awards Ceremony!

Elsa Serrano Arita – Herndon High School, Herndon, VA

Jonathan Benitez – Washington Latin Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.

Christian Ndaye – Cardozo Education Campus, Washington, D.C.

Tallya Rhodes – H.D. Woodson Senior High School, Washington, D.C.

Khalis Williams – Oxon Hill High School, Oxon Hill, MD