BranchOut! is a program created by Veritas Education Leaders, a 501 (c)(3) organization based in Northern Virginia, to close the achievement gap and encourage participation in civic engagement.
BranchOut! Innovator is a Congressional Award-winning program where participants use their skills in programming, curriculum design, and marketing to build a mobile application that will help students prepare for required state tests. While the BranchOut! mentoring program is over the summer, BranchOut! Innovator is a year-long program that takes place remotely.
“Working with BranchOut! mentors [has] been a cultural enrichment experience for our participants...This mentoring program gave mentees and mentors an opportunity to learn from each other's different cultures, and embrace their new learning experience through unique and fun STEM projects.”
— Willston Multicultural Center Management Team