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On this page you’ll find youth-focused resources to connect to general educational development (GED)/pre-GED classes, college preparation, scholarships, and tutoring and other educational support services.

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Centro SOL

Our mission is to promote equity in health and opportunity for Latinos by advancing clinical care, research, education, and advocacy at Johns Hopkins and beyond in active partnership with our Latino neighbors. Centro’s staff dedicate their time and expertise to promote excellence for Latino Health and organize working groups, who meet periodically. Centro’s staff also creates partnerships with the community, which are open to grow in number. Participants and accomplishments include Youth Summer Program, Teen Testimonios for Mental Health, Embajadores de Salud, Diabetes Prevention Program, and LFAB Latino families Advisory Board and Parenting Groups.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 5200 Eastern Ave Mason F. Lord Bldg. Center Tower Ste. 4200 Baltimore MD 21224

 (410) 550-1129

  •   Advocacy
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   School readiness
  •   Volunteer opportunities

AZIZA-PE&CE Youth programming

AZIZA/PE&CE Youth Programming (10yrs) is a progressive, social, entrepreneurship model developed to improve the quality of life of marginalized youth ages 12-24. It serves as an in-school, OST (out-of-school time) and summer program. AZIZA/PE&CE uses fashion, fitness, arts, music, mentoring, entertainment, and education to develop social, emotional, cultural, life, and critical thinking skills.

3503 N. Charles St Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 775-6652 

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Baltimore Algebra Project

We are a youth led, youth ran grassroots organization that tutors/teaches students of different ages around the city and focuses on educational justice by doing organizing and activism work.

235 N Holiday St Baltimore MD 21223

 (410) 240 9125

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) First Generation Affinity Group

The BEST First Generation Affinity Group is a group of representatives from universities and private and public schools in Baltimore that provides a united voice and collaborative efforts to support first generation college-bound students.

808 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 752-2225

  •   School readiness

Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL)

BUDL uses the art of debate to change lives. BUDL brings learning to life by making it relevant, real, and fun. In competitive debate and in the debate classroom, students do more than just memorize and spit back facts. They own and direct their learning, and they approach a topic from where they are, and by doing so they find their voice, their purpose, and their power. Students in BUDL develop a thirst for knowledge and become inspired to seek and utilize new information.
Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL) provides debate-based education for 3rd through 12th graders. We partner with schools to have extracurricular debate practices and monthly weekend debate tournaments.

2601 N Howard St Suite 150 Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 752-2835

  •   Arts
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Baltimore Youth Arts

Baltimore​​ Youth​​ Arts​​ (BYA)​​ is ​​an ​​arts ​​education ​​and ​​job​ ​readiness ​​program ​​that ​​provides​​creative and​​ entrepreneurial ​​opportunities​​ to​​ youth,​​ with​​ a​​ focus​​ on​​ those​​ who​​ have​​ contact​​ with​​the juvenile​​ or​​ criminal​​ justice​​ systems.​​ Our​​ mission​​ is​​ to​​ assist​​ young​​ people​​ in​​ gaining​​ the​​creative, personal,​​ and​​ educational​​ skills​​ that​​ will​​ enable​​ them​​ to ​​become​​ leaders​​ in​​ their​​communities.​​We believe​​ that​​ the​​ arts​​ are​​ a​​ path​​ towards ​​social,​​ emotional,​​ and​​ educational​​development

116 ​​W.​​ Mulberry ​​St. Baltimore MD 21201

 401-339-8449

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB)

BGCMB works to create opportunities for all children & youth to get involved in the community and to reach their full potential. We provide a safe place for youth to learn and grow, fostering genuine and ongoing relationships between our youth and caring adult professionals, sponsoring positive, life-enhancing programs, and by promoting character development, hope, and opportunity.
We provide after-school programs in the areas of Academic Success, Good Character & Leadership, & Healthy Lifestyles. Club hours and activities vary from club to club.

1201 S Sharp St Suite 302 Baltimore MD 21230

 (410) 637-3838

  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Boys Hope, Girls Hope

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities, and education throughout college.

8005 Harford Rd 101 Suite 101 Baltimore MD 21234

 (443) 503-3463

  •   School readiness

Breaking Down Barriers through Creativity in Community

This program is an opportunity for Baltimore City Public School high school students to work alongside graduate students in the MICA Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts Program to develop innovative arts and social justice based programs with and for community.

1430 Carswell St Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 952-7003

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health at Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane

Clinic focuses on primary care and family planning care. We are a community-based and hospital-based clinic. Youth-friendly services also offered.

200 N. Wolfe St Baltimore MD 21287

 (410) 955-5710

  •   Birth control
  •   Condoms
  •   Health insurance
  •   HIV testing
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Mental health
  •   Parenting
  •   PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   PrEP
  •   Sexual health education
  •   STD testing
  •   STD treatment
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Youth-focused clinic
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ChooSmith Youth Empowerment

Choo Smith facilitates positive growth in the lives of youth, their families, and communities through after school tutoring, mentoring, and youth basketball camps.

10045 Red Run Blvd. Suite 120 Owings Mills MD 21117

 (410) 863-7474

  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Youth development

Civic Works

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills, development, and community service

2701 St Lo Dr Baltimore MD 21213

 (410) 366-8533

  •   School readiness

Civic Works’ YouthBuild

YouthBuild gives a second chance to Baltimore City youth who have dropped out of high school. We provide construction training and certifications, assistance in earning a high school diploma or GED, and job placement services. Civic Works strengthens Baltimore communities through education, skills development, and community service. We are a non-profit working in Baltimore communities for over 20 years, and we are deeply committed to service.

2701 St. Lo Drive Baltimore MD 21213

 (410) 366-1831

  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Health insurance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Code in the Schools

We provide a wide range of innovative in-school, after-school, and summer programs in partnership with community organizations, Baltimore City Public School System, local government, and industry. We expose youth to key concepts early, help them develop 21st century skills and capabilities, and build pathways from school to jobs and higher education. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable instructors travel between 22 partner sites, teaching key skills in under-served areas.

We host our after-school program (Prodigy Program) Monday-Thursday and on occasional Saturdays. We ask students to commit to a minimum of 3 hours a week. Codeworks is hosted during the summer.

10 E North Ave Suite 300 Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 982-0706

  •   Job readiness
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Youth development

CollegeBound Foundation

CollegeBound works exclusively in Baltimore City public schools to encourage and enable students to pursue a postsecondary education.

300 Water St Suite 300 Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 783-2905

  •   School readiness

Community Advocates 4 You

Community Advocates for You is a network of professionals, parents, and community advocates who have joined forces to provide person-centered support to individuals with disabilities and their families.  Most of our services are at no cost to our clients.

P.O. Box 113 Owings Mills MD 21117

 443-219-2883

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Foster care
  •   Homeless
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Special health care needs

Community Assistance Network, Inc (CAN)

The Community Assistance Network, Inc. (CAN)’s mission is to work in partnership with the community to develop, operate, and support programs that reduce vulnerability and promote personal growth, stability and self-sufficiency among low-income residents. We do this by providing shelters, eviction prevention, budgeting, after school and summer programming, weatherization and a food pantry.

Community Assistance Network, Inc. (CAN) operates three shelters. Homeless individuals seeking Emergency Shelter must call the Baltimore County Department of Social Services at 410-853-3000 (prompt #2 for Homeless Screening Unit/Adult Services) in order to be referred to an emergency shelter in Baltimore County.

7900 E Baltimore St Baltimore MD 21224

 (410) 285-4674 

  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Vision health
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Community Youth Corps at Enoch Pratt Free Library

The Community Youth Corps program prepares teens 13-17 for future employment, academic success and positive interaction by providing meaningful opportunities to earn service learning hours while working at various Enoch Pratt Free Library branches including the Central Library.

400 Cathedral Street Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 545-3288

  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Dayspring, Inc.

Dayspring, Inc. is dedicated to providing educational programs and services that promote high academic achievement and positive developmental outcomes for children and youth.

5351-5353 Park Heights Ave Baltimore MD 21215

 (410) 664-0907

  •   School readiness

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center

The Digital Harbor Foundation is a youth-maker space providing youth with an opportunity to be creative and productive through a variety of programming.The Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center is dedicated to providing youth with a space to make, and hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Our youth programs include month-long elementary school programs, semester-long middle and high school programs, 2 week summer camps, and school day field trips.Tech Center delivers innovative, youth-focused technology education programs in high-growth pathways, ranging from digital fabrication (3D printing) to web development, electronics, and coding.
These programs aim youth toward career-readiness through both tech-skill and soft-skill development (such as innovation, perseverance, self-efficacy).

1045 Light St Baltimore MD 21230

 (443) 681-9384

  •   Job readiness
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Druid Heights Community Development Corporation

The Druid Heights Community Development Corporation’s mission is to promote and encourage areas of community development and empowerment through numerous initiatives. The overall goal is to accelerate the revitalization of the neighborhood with self-empowerment, employment, and economic opportunities all while creating a stable and safe community environment. Our mission is to cause, encourage, and promote community self-empowerment through the development of economic, educational, employment and affordable housing opportunities.

2140 McCulloh St Baltimore MD 21217

 (410) 523-1350

  •   Job readiness
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs

Dyslexia Tutoring Program

The mission of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program is to teach low-income children and adults with dyslexia or a language-based learning disability to read. This is accomplished through a professional screening assessment and tutoring by volunteers whom we have trained in The Orton-Gillingham method of reading, writing, and spelling. Free one-on-one tutoring for dyslexic children and adults is available.

711 W. 40th Street Suite 310 Baltimore MD 21211

 410-889-5487

  •   Job readiness
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs

East Baltimore Youth and Family Services (EBYFS)

East Baltimore Youth and Family Services (EBYFS) provides counseling and support services for youth under 18 years of age and their families, with the goal of promoting youth development and preventing juvenile delinquency. EBYFS also provides youth and their families with cultural activities, employment opportunities, educational referrals, crisis intervention, information & substance abuse assessment, parenting skills groups, school based services, HIV/AIDS prevention, and information/referrals.

301 N.Gay Street Baltimore MD 21202

 410-752-3500 ext 127

  •   Advocacy
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Food assistance
  •   Homeless
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Elev8 Baltimore

Elev8 Baltimore provides out-of-school time opportunities, school-based health services, and resources, support and outreach for the families we serve. Elev8 Baltimore partners with schools and the surrounding community to make sure that every student is ready to succeed in high school.

1622 N Carey St Baltimore MD 21217

 (410) 381-7171 

  •   School readiness

Esperanza Center Youth Programs

Esperanza Center is an immigrant outreach facility providing educational, health, family reunification, and immigration legal services, plus referrals and assistance for other services.
Esperanza Center serves youth in several capacities. In the Educational Services program, we offer an after-school and summer intensive English language program supporting the public schools, teaching youth English for school and community.

320 Cathedral St Baltimore MD 21201

 667-600-2943

  •   Advocacy
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Franciscan Center, Inc.

Our programs operate as a “one-stop shop” for families and individual in crisis, helping them to achieve stability by meeting their basic human needs like food and clothing, then empowering them with the tools and resources necessary to build self-sufficient lives.

101 W 23rd St Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 467-5340 ext. 117

  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Food assistance
  •   HIV testing
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Volunteer opportunities

Friends of Liberty Rec and Tech Center

The Liberty Rec And Tech Center provides a full slate of supports designed to provide services for students and parents.  The center has GED classes, a full service food pantry, workforce development seminars, after school programming, technology classes, parenting classes, a Head Start program, league basketball and volleyball, ceramics classes, visual arts programming, zumba, dance, aerobics, and fitness classes, a community pool, a sewing circle, and space available for community rentals.

3901 Maine Ave Baltimore MD 21207

 (410) 396-0571

  •   Arts
  •   Food assistance
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Youth development

GED Course Search at Train Baltimore

GED Course Search at Train Baltimore if you need a GED class or an English language class to get started. This page will help you find programs in your neighborhood.

  •   School readiness

Greater Baltimore Urban League

We have been helping disadvantaged Marylanders gain access to equal opportunity in employment, education, health care, housing and the civic arena.

512 Orchard St Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 523-8150

  •   School readiness

Hampden Family Center After-School Enrichment Program

The mission of the Hampden Family Center is to enrich the lives of Hampden residents through education and professional support, and to encourage individual growth and community fellowship. We provide programs and support services for all who live, learn and work in the community. Here, children enjoy after-school and summer enrichment programs. Adults can participate in literacy classes to brush up on their math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the GED class and exam.

1104 W 36th St Baltimore MD 21211

 (410) 467-8710

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Mental health
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

HEBCAC Youth Opportunity Center (HEBCAC-YO)

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition Youth Opportunity Center (HEBCAC-YO) addresses the education, counseling, and career development and training needs of out of school youth in East Baltimore. Our caring and knowledgeable staff provides: on site GED and pre-GED classes; individual and group counseling; career training in high growth industries (such as healthcare, hospitality, and construction); life skills workshops and clubs and other fun social activities. YO! serves out-of-school youth and young adults by providing wide-ranging support services and opportunities for participants to reach their academic and career goals. We also connect youth to other needed wrap-around services such as housing, family support and healthcare by referral.

1212 N Wolfe St Baltimore MD 21213

 (443) 524-2800

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Birth control
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Hire One Youth

As the private-sector component of YouthWorks, Hire One Youth is a way for local employers to join the city in creating valuable summer employment opportunities for Baltimore’s teens by hiring at least one young person.
Hire One Youth is a program where employers will pay for youths’ wages themselves. Hire One Youth participants get to have a special job-readiness training that will teach them important job skills to help them get better jobs in the future.

101 West 24th Street Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 396-5627

  •   Job readiness
  •   School readiness

Holistic Life Foundation (HLF)

The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities. Through a comprehensive approach which helps children develop their inner lives through yoga, mindfulness, and self-care HLF demonstrates deep commitment to learning, community, and stewardship of the environment. HLF is also committed to developing high-quality evidence based programs and curriculum to improve community well-being.

2601 N Howard St Suite 130 Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 235-4300

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Immigration Outreach Service Center (IOSC)

The Immigration Outreach Service Center, Inc. (IOSC) at St. Matthew Catholic Church is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to serving Baltimore’s immigrants regardless of immigration status, ethnicity, or religious affiliation.  Our mission is to partner with and empower immigrants in the Baltimore area to lead successful lives in the United States.  We are dedicated to being the hub from which our clients build the networks of relationships that best serve them.

5401 Loch Raven Blvd Baltimore MD 21239

 (410) 323-8564

  •   Food assistance
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   Legal assistance
  •   School readiness
  •   Special health care needs

Job Corps

Job Corps is the largest career training and education program in the country for people ages 16 to 24. Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. Maryland has 2 Job Corps locations: Woodland Job Corps Center and Woodstock Job Corps Center. Other locations exist across the country – each with a variety of training in over 100 hight growth occupations.

  • Students receive hands-on training in more than 100 career areas in fields such as Construction, Business and Finance, Health Care, and Information Technology. They can also participate in on-the-job training at real work sites through work-based learning opportunities.
  • In the academic classroom, students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential, and learn employability and independent-living skills.
  • 218 N Charles Street Suite 301 Baltimore MD 21201

     (410) 625-8400 Ext. 111

    •   Job readiness
    •   School readiness
    •   Youth development

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians East Baltimore Medical Center Pediatrics & Med/Peds

Clinic focuses on primary care. We are a community-based clinic.

1000 E Eager St Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 522-9800

  •   Birth control
  •   Condoms
  •   Health insurance
  •   HIV testing
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Income assistance
  •   Latino
  •   Other
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   STD testing
  •   STD treatment
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Youth-focused clinic
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Learning is for Tomorrow (LIFT)

LIFT is dedicated to providing quality literacy instruction and life-skills training to adult learners and assisting these individuals in becoming self-reliant life-long learners. We provide a learning environment which is supportive and incorporates best instructional practices. LIFT was created to respond to the needs of southeast Baltimore residents who want to improve their basic educational skills.

901 North Milton Avenue, 2nd Floor Baltimore MD 21205

 (410) 522-1705

  •   School readiness

Liberty’s Promise

Liberty’s Promise supports young immigrants in need while encouraging them to be active and conscientious American citizens. Our programs aim to make the immigrant experience an affirmative one for young newcomers while instilling in them a sense of pride and support for American ideals of democracy and freedom. Our services include after-school and internship programs designed to help immigrant youth become more involved in their communities while pursuing their desired educational and professional goals.

340 South Highland Ave. Baltimore MD 21281

 (443) 983-7228

  •   Financial literacy
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Living Classrooms Foundation

Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”

Program Locations (after-school programs):

The UA House at Fayette (1100 E. Fayette St),
The POWER House Community Center (316 S. Caroline St),
The Park House (200 S. Linwood Ave),
BUGS (802 S. Caroline St),
Fresh Start (802 S. Caroline St),
Workforce Development Center (1100 E. Fayette St),
The Adult Resource Center (901 N. Milton Ave),
Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center (1000 Frankfurst Ave)

1417 Thames Street (main offices) Baltimore MD 21231

 410.685.0295

  •   Arts
  •   Birth control
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   Life skills
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Loving Arms Inc.

Loving Arms, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) community based organization located in Baltimore City, Maryland. We provide short term, safe and nurturing shelter and supportive services (both residential and non-residential) to unaccompanied, homeless children, and young adults, age 12 to 24. These children are known as throwaways, runaways, homeless, or unstably housed children, many who are victims of human and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST).

3313 Oakfield Ave Gwynn Oak MD 21207

 410-367-5869

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Oral health
  •   Parenting
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Vision health
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC)

The Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) provides affordable state-of-the-art facilities and treatment for people experiencing difficulties in the areas of psychology, pastoral counseling, literacy, hearing, speech, and language. LCC provides audiology, literacy, and speech-language pathology programs, as well as support for learning disabilities, difficult emotions, and other mental health needs. At the Loyola Clinical Centers, we are devoted to making care — not cost — the primary focus of each service. Reduction of fees is available through our sliding scale to those who demonstrate financial need. Affordable service means that we will work with you to provide the help that you, your child, or your family needs.

5911 York Road Suite 100 Baltimore MD 21212

 (410) 617-1200

  •   Mental health
  •   School readiness
  •   Special health care needs

Maryland Department of Education

Here you will find information about the divisions within the Maryland State Department of Education.

  •   School readiness

Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS)

As the state’s primary social service provider, the Maryland Department of Human Services serves over one million people annually. The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.

311 West Saratoga St Baltimore MD 21201

  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Youth development

Maryland Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC)

MEOC is a federally-funded, community-based program that provides comprehensive information, advising and technical assistance to low income adults and youths interested in going to college or postsecondary training programs.

2305 North Charles Street Suite 101 Baltimore MD 21218

 410-728-3400

  •   Financial literacy
  •   School readiness

Maryland i-Pathways by Maryland Adult Education Online

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the U.S. Department of Education now offer a GED preparation class available on the Web. Maryland i-Pathways is a free, teacher-supported online learning program for GED test preparation offered to Maryland residents. Maryland i-Pathways allows you to choose when, where and what you study.

  •   School readiness

Maryland Special Needs Advocacy Project (MDSNAP)-Center for Jewish Education

MDSNAP provides free special education advocacy and referrals. We help families prepare for IEP and IFSP meetings, and provides IEP advocacy. While focused on the Jewish community, we field questions from the entire Baltimore community.

5708 Park Heights Ave Baltimore MD 21215  

 (410) 735-5000

  •   Advocacy
  •   School readiness

Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED)

MOED’s Youth Services division provides the City’s future workforce with the tools they need to succeed in careers in local high-growth industries. The division operates Baltimore City’s Youth Summer Jobs Programs, as well as job-training opportunities through Youth Opportunity Baltimore and Youth Partner Programs.

101 West 24th St Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 396-6722

  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness

MDgo4it by Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)

Preparation is the key to ensuring your dream of going to college is realized.  To assist you with the process, this website presents information about planning for college in a user friendly and engaging manner. Additional information for planning for college is also available http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/default.aspx.

  •   School readiness

Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood

Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood is a group mentoring program serving Kings between the ages of 8 and 18 who live in the Baltimore Metropolitan area since 1996 where education, speakers, trips, sporting events, health forums, conflict resolution, STD and AIDS workshops, and real conversations about the ‘Hood’ come together to build strong Kings and prepare them to compete in a society that too often allows them to slip through the cracks. The program has real life” conversations about topics that impact our community.

2100 N Monroe St 2nd Floor Baltimore MD 21216

 (410) 852-8013

  •   Birth control
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Foster care
  •   Homeless
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Mi Espacio

Mi Espacio is an after school leadership and enrichment at CASA for Latino high school students in Baltimore City. The program strives to build the next generation of Latino youth leaders by combining academic support with life skills including workforce development, financial literacy and health education, with civic leadership development and social justice training, including public speaking, advocacy, conflict resolution, antiracism training, and community service.

2224 East Fayette St. Baltimore MD 21231

 (443) 732-2694

  •   School readiness

New Pathways

New Pathways educates and empowers disconnected young adults to overcome the obstacles placed in their path that prevent them from reaching their full potential. We help teenagers aging out of the foster care system and serve young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are at risk of falling behind, or worse, losing their way altogether.
We provide independent living programs for foster youth and foster parenting youth ages 17-21 (State-wide) and workforce development services for disconnected youth ages 18-24 in Baltimore City and County.

1045 Taylor Avenue Suite 21 Towson MD 21286

 (667) 206-5236

  •   Financial literacy
  •   Foster care
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Office of Community Services at Morgan State University

The Office of Community Service develops and implements dynamic community service programs that boldly address the educational, social, cultural, and recreational needs of the under-represented, and the educationally “at risk.” Available middle school and high school programs are described.

Montebello Complex, C-209 1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore MD 21251

 (443) 885-4328

  •   School readiness

Our Legacy Inc

Our Legacy facilities the growth and empowerment of upstanding, educated and productive young people through various programs for at-risk youth. Programs include EMERSE: Establishing a Mindset for Educational Resilience so Students can Excel; PRIDE: Parenting Resources Intended to Develop and Educate; and STARS, a 10-month literacy and English language learning program.

10 E North Ave Baltimore MD 21218

 (443) 351-8054

  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Youth development

Park Heights Renaissance (PHR)

Park Heights Renaissance (PHR) represents residents, businesses, religious institutions, schools, agencies, and other stakeholders committed to shaping a better future for Park Heights. PHR offers community and web based housing, education, health, community engagement, and public safety resources.

3939 Reisterstown Rd Suite 268 Baltimore MD 21215

  •   Advocacy
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness

Reach Higher

The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady’s effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. See featured resources listed on the site.

  •   School readiness

Refugee Youth Project (RYP) at Baltimore City Community College

The Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project seeks to improve the lives of Baltimore’s youngest refugees by supporting their academic needs and making their integration simple and meaningful. RYP is committed to its mission of creating a safe environment for refugee children to improve their literacy skills, enhance their knowledge of American culture, engage in enriching extracurricular activities, and grow to be confident, caring individuals.

710 E Lombard St Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 986-5464

  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Youth development

Register for the GED

We offer any adult who wants it the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency credential, prepare for a better job, support their family, and realize their dream for a better life. Register for the GED on your phone, computer or tablet.

  •   School readiness

Scholarship Resource List by Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Listing of scholarship resources for Hispanic students by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) – an organization that promotes the development of member colleges and universities improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students and meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.

  •   School readiness

Set To Go

A program from The Jed Foundation (JED) to help high school students prepare for the transition to college and to life after high school.

  •   School readiness

Soccer Without Borders

Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served newcomer youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. SWB provides year-round soccer programming as well as English language support, academic enrichment, and leadership opportunities for youth participants. Additionally, SWB offers a Family Mentor program as well, working closely with families as they adjust to their new lives in Baltimore.

3700 Eastern Ave Baltimore MD 21224

 (410) 205-9792

  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Youth development

South Baltimore Learning Center (SBLC)

The South Baltimore Learning Center (SBLC) serves hundreds of adults each year offering a variety of educational services, many geared towards helping learners earn their high school diplomas.

28 E Ostend St Suite A Baltimore MD 21230

 (410) 625-4215

  •   School readiness

St. Francis Neighborhood Center

We offer range of programs and services to meet the needs of Reservoir Hill residents. We help by providing programs, information and resources to assist in their journey. Programs include youth development, job readiness courses for youth and adults, personal finance courses, free book exchange, literacy program, STEM, and summer service program for youth. We provide education through our after school and Summer academic and enrichment programming.

2405 Linden Ave Baltimore MD 21217

 (410) 669-2612

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Stand for Youth

Stand For Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, youth services organization, which focuses on the creation of customized initiatives and programs to address the needs of today’s at-risk youth utilizing a trauma informed service and restorative practices models. We offer STEAM-infused/Maker Ed academic enrichment programs, evidenced-based life skills training programs, workforce development programs in high-demand/low supply industries, student advocacy programs, and community empowerment programs.

7111 Park Heights Avenue Suite 503 Baltimore MD 21215

 (855) 7 AT RISK (28-7475)

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Strong City Baltimore Adult Learning Center

The Adult Learning Center provides Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) for adults 18 years of age and older who are officially withdrawn from school. In addition to classes, learners are also eligible for one-on-one tutoring, learner advocacy, and computer classes.

3503 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 261-3500

  •   Latino
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness

The Intersection

The Intersection provides students with two- three years of civic engagement, leadership development, academic counseling, college preparatory programming, emotional and social support, and career advising. It is our aim to accompany every student with individualized academic, leadership, and personal growth/ health plans so they are equipped to attend and complete college, identify career goals, and serve as leaders in their communities.
The Intersection is dedicated to shifting expectations for Baltimore’s young people. We transform high school students from underserved areas into leaders with the skills to go to and through college, to engage in civic action, and to articulate and solve challenges facing themselves and their communities

2801 N. Dukeland Street Baltimore MD 21216

 (410) 375-9125

  •   Advocacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Thread

Thread engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. We foster students’ academic advancement and personal growth into self-motivated, resilient, and responsible citizens.

P.O Box 1584 Baltimore MD 21203

 (410) 660-8343

  •   School readiness

Unified Efforts, Inc.

Unified Efforts, Inc. is an after-school youth program for K-12 students. Our mission is to provide Baltimore area students, especially youth of the Penn North Community, with tools that focus on gang prevention and alternatives to violence and bullying. We establish multiple formats for their voices to be heard and encourage youth to live peaceful, productive, and successful lives; in doing so, we support them in achieving academic success.

200 Cross Keys Rd #42 Baltimore MD 21210

 (443) 800-0566

  •   School readiness

University of Maryland Extension Baltimore City 4-H Youth Development

Participants learn practical life skills through 4-H leadership and citizenship training, civic education, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, entrepreneurship, workforce development, service-learning, photography, STEM, public speaking, gardening, fashion review and the Clovers Program. 

6615 Reisterstown Road Suite 201 Baltimore MD 21215

 410-856-1850

  •   Arts
  •   Job readiness
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Upward Bound Program

The mission of the Morgan State University (MSU) Upward Bound Program is to provide first-generation, low-income high school students with access to postsecondary education as full participants. Upward Bound seeks to increase the rates at which participants complete secondary education, enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. The purpose of the Upward Bound Program is to provide high school students with college readiness skills and tutoring. 

1700 E Cold Spring Lane, McKeldin Center Room 114 Baltimore MD 21251

 (443) 885-3448

  •   Financial literacy
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Way 2 Go Maryland (University System of Maryland)

Way2GoMaryland is the University System of Maryland’s (USM) information campaign to encourage more students, especially those in middle school, to begin preparing for college early. It also offers tips for parents and guardians.

  •   School readiness

We Imagine, Inc. (WEI)

We Imagine, Inc. (WEI) provides effective hands-on programs for at-risk youth, families and communities. We Imagine Student Enrichment Program combines academics with engaging, fun, and diverse enrichment activities that promote positive youth development in a variety of real world contexts including a wide variety of hands-on, project-based enrichment, recreation, and service learning activities that emphasize linkages between school day learning and after school activities, and utilize academic concepts in a meaningful manner.

1235 Sherwood Ave Baltimore MD 21239

 (410) 433-3415

  •   School readiness

Westside Youth Opportunity Center (Westside YO)

The Westside Youth Opportunity Center (Westside YO) works with Baltimore City residents between 18 and 24 years old. We are primarily a career development program that includes a full academic program ranging from adult basic education all the way to GED preparation. We are youth development based with case management at or core.

1510 W Lafayette Ave Baltimore MD 21217

 (410) 545-6953

  •   Birth control
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   School readiness
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

WorldSchool Mosaic

WorldSchool Mosaic offers families an integrated, inspirational, progressive model for raising highly self-appointed children who become productive self-actualized young professionals and entrepreneurs. We provide the spaces and experiences that make academia relevant and applicable now. Our STEEM-centered workshops, signature events and education advocacy guidance for children, parents and their village vanguards give our communities a congruent, actionable blueprint for achieving academic, collegiate, professional and entrepreneurial goals for every child and family we touch.

WorldSchool Mosaic: Innovations (Prek-6th grade)

WorldSchool Mosaic: EAGLE Society (7th-12th grade)

Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 908-1112

  •   Job readiness
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Youth development

Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop-In Center

YES Drop-In Center is Baltimore City’s first drop-in center for homeless youth. YES Drop-In Center is a safe space for youth who are homeless and between the ages of 14-25, to get basic needs met and establish supportive relationships with peer staff  and allies that them make and sustain connections to long-term resources and opportunities.YES prevents and eliminates youth homelessness through the synergy of youth, peer and ally partnerships. The organization’s vision is that all of Baltimore’s youth will easily access supportive services and stable housing to become powerful in their own lives.

2315 N Charles St 1st floor Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 235-7744

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Oral health
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   School readiness
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   STD testing
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Youth Sports Programs (YSP)

The Youth Sports Program (YSP)is a 501 C (3) Non-profit organization that provides a variety of exciting sports activities for children and their families. We are dedicated to the provision of extra-curricular sports and activities to support family involvement and physical and social skill development for children.

 

4633 Furley Ave Furley Recreation Center Baltimore MD 21239

 (443) 423-2442

  •   Arts
  •   Food assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development
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