Show Up, Stand Out is a free program from the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) in Washington, DC. The program helps parents to get their kids to school every day and help to solve the problem of truancy in DC schools. If your child has 5 unexcused absences, this program is for you.

While Show Up, Stand Out is sponsored by the DC government, all emails, visits, and phone calls are confidential. Our team members are here to help parents get their kids to attend school and to help with problems that hinder their attendance.

To find the Show Up, Stand Out team member for your child’s school,

Show Up, Stand Out has partners working with over 60 elementary and middle schools in DC, and is striving to help more than 4,000 students this year. Our team members come from the following organizations:


Show Up, Stand Out is proud to be part of the Every Day Counts! Taskforce, a citywide effort established by the Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser to ensure every DC student attends school every day. Comprised of a diverse group of DC agencies and stakeholders, the Taskforce works to increase student attendance by bringing the entire community together to support students and families. To learn more about the Every Day Counts! Taskforce, visit