So What Else Inc. is providing 35 diverse after-school programs weekly during the school year, 15 weeks of quality day camp over the summer and serving more than 1,500 kids a year. All of our programming is free of cost for youth, families, host schools and centers.
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So What Else is a grassroots service organization focusing on the empowerment and development of youth, through out of school time enrichment and community service.

Latest News

Big thanks to our partners this summer

We'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Nourish Now, Vie de France, and Leveling the Playing Field. Their partnerships have always been invaluable and appreciated, but we know our summer programs would not be what they … [Read More...]

Summer Camp 2015!


So What Else is pleased to announce the kick off of our summer camp day programs on Monday June 22nd! During our camps youth will get to explore and discover through hands on learning, outdoor play and creativity … [Read More...]

Bottle Brick Bench Success with Green Path Academy


We are pleased to announce the 2nd bottle brick bench in Maryland is finished! Big thank you to our Green Path Academy Staff who worked so hard with Roland Park County School to build this beautiful bench. Students … [Read More...]

Join Our Summer Student Board!


Are you a high-school student who is passionate about serving your community? Are you looking for SSL hours this summer? Join our student board and become a SWE 2015 Intern. Intern roles include working at our summer … [Read More...]

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Olympics
    Date: August 7, 2015
    Time: 9:00 am --- 5:00 pm
    Location: 301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

    Olympics is one of So What Else’s biggest annual events, and we look forward to a day of sports, arts and crafts, service, and other fun activities with over 400 kids at one of our PG County locations!  We will…

  • Anacostia Park Clean-up with Mission Continues and National Park Service
    Date: August 8, 2015
    Time: 10:00 am --- 3:00 pm
    Location: Anacostia Park (1900 Anacostia Drive South East, Washington, DC 20020)

    Volunteers will be doing a large-scale cleanup with veterans, students from Community Services Foundation, and So What Else staff and providers. We will be spending the day picking up trash around the park and along the waterfront and enjoying the…

  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
    Date: August 14, 2015
    Time: 9:15 am --- 8:15 pm
    Location: Montgomery Village Fairgrounds (16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg MD 20877)

    Join us and our long-time partners Nourish Now as we serve up some grub at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair!  We will be working in shifts of 5 people throughout the day to cook and sell food at this awesome…