WTEF addresses the dangers children face, and the opportunities they deserve, in the often empty after-school and summer hours. Located in Ward 7 where virtually all participants live, it offers a free, intensive academic, life-skills, and tennis instruction program: homework help, individualized math and reading instruction, STEM robotics, mentoring, presentations on community safety and health, college and career preparation, and 90 minutes of tennis daily. The summer program is free as is a game-based education and tennis program that serves students in 13 DC public and charter schools. Year to year, 100% of WTEF youth complete homework daily and advance to the next grade; 84% are at or above grade level in math and English; 90% have robust exercise four times weekly. All seniors enter post-secondary programs with financial aid and/or scholarships – and a change in prospects that lasts a lifetime.