Giving Back

We Want to Help

For more than twenty-five years, we have provided well over a million dollars in pro bono and scholarship services to under-resourced, first-gen to college, and historically marginalized students in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

We want to do our part, believing that every student who graduates from high school deserves the opportunity to go to the right college. We support these quality organizations and hope that you will as well.

Our Commitment to Financial Aid

“I founded PrepMatters to help students and families pursue their goals. Every day, my PrepMatters colleagues and I work to remove obstacles to young people’s learning and educational success. We all know that one such obstacle can be family finances. As a former Pell Grant student, I am keenly aware of how my success was supported by others. Talent is found in every family, school, and community, though the advantage is rarely as widespread. 

Since its beginning, PrepMatters has worked to make our educational resources widely available, including by providing financial aid. If your family is one with more dreams than means, please let us know.”

Ned Johnson, president & tutor-geek PrepMatters.


CollegeTracks is a non-profit program that works to improve college access and support college success among students most at risk of not attending college: first-generation college-bound, low-income, minority, and immigrant youth.

CollegeTracks works with students and families at five Montgomery County Public High Schools to explore their postsecondary education options, advise and support them through the complicated college admissions process, and help them secure the financial aid they need to attend college, and continues to advise and support them through college.

Support College Tracks



CONNECTdmv provides resources to support academically talented middle and high school students of color at DMV-based independent schools on issues of Transportation, Technology, Tutoring, Transition, and Touchpoints

A 501(c)3 nonprofit, CONNECTdmv is helping high-achieving students of color achieve even more by working directly with DMV independent (private and parochial) schools, through parents’ associations and with our partners. Their work involves creating the connections and networking to help students find internships and jobs. ConnectDMV’s mission is to provide the resources needed to help close the opportunity gap and, in the end, to help us all better connect.


For Love of Children

For Love of Children (FLOC) is a nonprofit organization that has worked to protect and inspire thousands of Washington, DC’s most vulnerable children and youth, and to strengthen their families, since its founding in 1965.

FLOC’s mission is to offer educational services that equip high-risk children and youth with the skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty, become life-long learners, and make substantial contributions to their communities. Through example and partnership, For Love of Children will use education to empower young people and their families to close society’s achievement gap.



PEP is a nonprofit organization, founded in Montgomery County, Md., in 1982 with the mission of providing parents with the support and training they need to raise children who are confident, capable and responsible.

PEP offers classes and workshops that teach practical parenting skills geared to each stage of a child’s development – whether parents are looking for new parenting techniques or are faced with serious parenting concerns. With four seasonal class schedules a year, classes are offered throughout Montgomery County, as well as in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia and are open to all parents, guardians, caregivers, grandparents or other interested adults. PEP’s Noted Author Series brings a nationally known parenting expert to the area each fall. PEP also offers programs for couples, as well as for children, including a Babysitter training class, Summer Friendship Day Camps, and an annual Can Do Kids Fair for children ages 4 through 10 and their parents. Contact PEP at, 301-929-8824 or 703-242-8824


Semper Fi & America’s Fund

Through the American Council on Education’s Severely Injured Project, in 2007 PrepMatters began providing free GRE, GMAT, and LSAT tutoring to soldiers receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Hospital. We are grateful for the opportunity to support these men and women as they work to return to the classroom, building lives away from the battlefield.

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