The Hoop For All Foundation partners with the Next Level Foundation to executive the Back to School 5K Run/Walk. The Washington DC Back to School 5K benefits underserved DC youth participating in summer programs at the Merrick Center in Ward 8. Through the Village Wellness Curriculum, students learn to build confidence and become goal oriented leaders; each program session also promotes movement and athletics. After successful completion of this program, all students are able to participate in the DC Back to School 5K and receive free school Supplies. The DC Back to School 5K takes place in the Georgetown DC Waterfront and consists of vendors, music, and giveaways. During this event we provide mental health information and resources to all participants and attendees.