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A Youth Community Outreach Program

Official Certifying Organization


We are an Official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award!


Service, community, and self-growth is at the core of everything we do!


We want to thank our many volunteer members for their commitment to serving local students! Your willingness to BranchOut! has paid off! 


Learn more about this honor. 

About Us

BranchOut! is an award winning program created by Veritas Education Leaders, a 501 (c)(3) organization based in the Washington DC area.

BranchOut! is organized and guided by education experts and professionals. It is driven, led, and managed by student leaders with the goal to share STEAM knowledge across communities while promoting civic engagement and cross-cultural understanding. 


As an award-winning community outreach program, we have received endorsements from US Senator Tim Kaine, Congressperson Andy Kim, former Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Maryland State Senator Susan Lee, Maryland Delegate Lily Qi and other leaders in the community. BranchOut! also became an official organization in 2018 to certify the U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award. Our innovator program won the US Congressional App Challenge award in 2020. 

Celebrating Our Anniversary
Words from Senator Tim Kaine 6th Year Anniversary(2021)

 Tutoring & Mentoring

Learn about our tutoring program


Learn about our team of app developers, designers, and marketers

The Explorer 

Learn about our teen magazine

Career Panel

Learn about the various job opportunities out there

Our Signature Programs

Become a Summer Mentor

Become a School-Year Mentor

Become an Innovator

BranchOut! Innovator

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.