Art Therapy
DC Public Schools is launching a city-wide program that makes short-term therapy services available to students. Art therapy is used with students that have experienced emotional or traumatic experiences and have difficulty expressing their feelings with words. The art therapist is at Johnson MS every Wednesday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Students are referred by the school psychologist and social workers. 

The Adopt-a-School Program 
The Adopt-a-School Program is a DCPS initiative launched in 2015 by the School Partnerships Division (SPD) in the Office of Family and Public Engagement. This program provides a structured pathway for partnership between DCPS schools and our community of supporters. This program is intended for corporate and community organizations interested in building relationships with schools that support student success for a minimum of one academic year. The Redskins Charitable Foundation currently adopts Johnson MS in this program.

BlackFem (REIGN Initiative)
BlackFem, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit wealth and financial literacy organization designed for girls as young as 3 and women up to adulthood. We are empowering women and girl of color to creat financial stability and sustainability for themselves. One by one, we are correcting the extreme resource deficiency that characterizes this demographic.

Blacks in Government
Blacks In Government® (BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland. The NGA division works with area schools with volunteer opportunities and donations.

City Year 
Since 2000, City Year AmeriCorps members have positively impacted DC’s schools. The Comcast NBC 4 team at Johnson Middle school is comprised of 10 young adults ready and willing to serve. City Year collaborates with Johnson on the following:
  • Attendance monitoring and engagement 
  • Socio-Emotional support
  • Support in Math and English
Communities in Schools
Communities in Schools work hand in hand with schools, communities and families to surround students with a caring network of support. Partnerships provided to Johnson from CIS are:
  • Sasha Bruce workshop meets Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch. Students work on modules on healthy relationships, boundaries, goal setting, planning, communication and conflict management.
  • Martha’s Table provides a visual arts program and after-school programming that includes students designing their own sneakers and learning about entrepreneurship.
  • Children Inc.'s student sponsorship includes food, clothing, Healthcare, and education. Special programs include, backpack feeding, back to school funds, and warm clothing funds
  • Transitions Healthcare Capitol City provides weekend food bags to families in need.
  • P.O.W.E.R. (Providing Opportunities with Educational Readiness) provides weekly Code4Life workshops, STEM based programs, social/emotional skill building, and parent engagement workshops.
DCCFE ( District of Columbia Council for Excellence) 
DCCFE is a 501(c)3 charitable organization managed by an independent Board of Trustees that awards scholarships for tuition, fees, and other college related expenses to graduating students from Washington, D.C. area public school systems. DCCFE’s mission is to assist in alleviating some the financial burden on students and their families so they can focus on graduating college.

DC Rape Crisis presents the Sister Action Sister Strength (S.A.S.S.) Club 
This is a welcoming and affirming group of female students who talk about stuff on their minds such as relationships, femininity & womanhood, health, stress, love, body image, dating violence, and anger management. The club is held after school on Thursdays at 3:30pm.

Embassy Adoption Program 
Each year, Johnson participates in DCPS Global Ed’s Embassy Adoption Program which partners sixth graders with an international embassy. The partnership allows students to be immersed in the culture of a country that is foreign to them through visits from the embassy partner to the school. In many cases students have the opportunity to taste the food, participate in a cultural dance, and practice speaking the language of the country that they are partnered with. This year, sixth graders are partnered with Scotland and are excited to engage with Highland dancers, wear kilts, and celebrate Burns Day with their embassy partner. Johnson will also represent Scotland at the DCPS Model UN in June.

First Home Care in collaboration with Foundations for Home and Community
First Home Care provides school-based support for children and youth under the age of 18 who are experiencing issues such as behavior problems, school related issues, adjustment difficulties, and home disruptions. They offer diagnostic assessments, community support services, community based interventions, therapy/counseling, and medication/somatic treatment. First Home Care is slated to begin providing services at Johnson in December 2017. 

Hands on DC 
Hands on DC is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that organizes projects to improve the physical condition of Washington, DC Public schools. Hands on DC also raises funds to support local college scholarship programs and encourage greater community involvement in the public schools. 

GoodPartners bridges the gap between communities in need and the organizations and individuals seeking to provide resources to them. 

Step AfriKa!
Step AfriKa! promotes an appreciation for stepping and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. Step AfriKa accomplishes this mission through arts education activities, international cultural exchange programs and performances world-wide. 6th and 7th grade girls practice with Step AfriKa! on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia 
The United States Attorney’s Office provides youth engagement programs such as internet safety/cyber bullying presentations, knowledge is power (teen dating/domestic violence) presentations, youth motivation program, safety seminars, and youth court/youth council restorative justice programs. The USAO will assist with the implementation of youth court in JMS beginning the 2017-2018 school year.

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation
The mission of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is to make a positive and measurable impact in the lives of children in the community. The focus areas for Johnson are:
  • FITT ( Frequency, Intensity, Time & Type) is a youth health & wellness initiative. Redskins Fitt is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and assist middle school students in the development of their personal fitness goals.  Students will track their progress in the Redskins FITTbook, an in-school tool that includes lessons on physical activity, nutrient and cognitive development. Workshops take place twice a year at Johnson.
  • Play60 Program is designed to educate on how to live well by eating right and encourage all young fans to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.


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