In 2016, the Capitals launched a partnership with DC Public Schools that introduced more than 48,000 students across 111 schools through a multi-week street-hockey curriculum. The Caps provided each elementary, middle, and high school P.E. teacher in the city with hockey skills training from the Washington Capitals community relations and youth hockey staff, as well as equipment.
The Capitals expanded this programming into Baltimore during the 2018-19 season, introducing hockey to more than 75,000 students across more than 150 Baltimore City Public Schools.
The Capitals also provided 42 Baltimore City Recreation & Parks recreation centers with a full set of street hockey equipment. For nine consecutive seasons, the Capitals have also hosted an annual Baltimore Street Hockey Tournament to further engage Baltimore residents with the sport.
The same programming also launched in Montgomery Public Schools. The Capitals introduced more than 110,000 students from across the county's 180 elementary and middle schools to hockey during the 2019-20 school year.