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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!

Learn more about this honor. 

Please take note of the following information:

BranchOut!'s service period follows the school calendar year, running from September to August of the following year. To qualify, all service hours must be earned during this period. Please note that we are unable to combine hours with other organizations to issue a certificate. However, we are more than happy to provide proof of hours from BranchOut! for you to use with another certifying organization.

Words from Senator Tim Kaine 
Words from Congressperson Andy Kim

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. 

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Our Signature Programs


Learn about our FCPS and HCPSS tutoring programs.

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The Explorer

Learn about our international teen magazine.

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

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Career Panel

Learn about the various job opportunities out there.

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Updated on 3/5/2023

Become a Summer Mentor

Become a School-Year Mentor

Become an Innovator

“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

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