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School readiness

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

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

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

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 Urban Debate League (BUDL)

2601 N Howard St Suite 150 Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 752-2835

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

Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB)

11 W Mt. Vernon Place Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 637-3838

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

Boys Hope, Girls Hope

8005 Harford Rd 101 Parkville MD 21234

 (443) 503-3463

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Breaking Down Barriers through Creativity in 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

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

10045 Red Run Blvd. Suite 120 Baltimore MD 21117

 (410) 413-6427

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

Civic Works’ YouthBuild

300 West 24th St Baltimore MD 21211

 443-388-9017

  •   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

Civic Works

2701 St Lo Dr Baltimore MD 21213

 (410) 366-8533

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Code in the Schools

10 E North Ave 300 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 982-0706

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

CollegeBound Foundation

300 Water St Ste. 300 Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 783-2905

  •   School readiness

Community Advocates 4 You

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)

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

Dayspring, Inc.

5351-5353 Park Heights Ave Baltimore MD 21215

 (410) 664-0907

  •   School readiness

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center

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

2140 McCulloh St Baltimore MD 21217

 (410) 523-1350

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

Dyslexia Tutoring Program

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)

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

1701 N Gay St. Baltimore MD 21213

 (410) 381-7171 

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Esperanza Center Youth Programs

430 S Broadway, Fell's Point Baltimore MD 21234

 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.

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

3901 Maine Ave Baltimore MD 21224

 (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.

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Greater Baltimore Urban League

512 Orchard St Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 523-8150

  •   School readiness

Hampden Family Center After-School Enrichment Program

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)

1212 N Wolfe St Baltimore MD 21213

 (410) 732-2661

  •   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

101 West 24th Street Baltimore MD 21218

 410.396.5627

  •   Job readiness
  •   School readiness

Holistic Life Foundation (HLF)

2601 N Howard St 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)

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

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

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)

901 North Milton Avenue, 2nd Floor Baltimore MD 21205

 (410) 522-1705

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Liberty’s Promise

149 North Luzerne Avenue Baltimore MD 21224

 (443) 983-7228

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

Living Classrooms Foundation

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.

3313 Oakfield Ave, Gwynn Oak Baltimore MD 21207

 410-367-2369

  •   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)

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.

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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)

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.

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

5708 Park Heights Ave Baltimore MD 21215  

 (410) 735-5012

  •   Advocacy
  •   School readiness

Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED)

101 West 24th St Baltimore MD 21202

 410-396-6721

  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
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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.

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Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood

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

2224 East Fayette St. Baltimore MD 21231

 (443) 732-2694

  •   School readiness

Mountain Manor Treatment Center at Baltimore

3800 Frederick Ave Baltimore MD 21229

 (410) 233-1400

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Asthma
  •   Birth control
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   HIV testing
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   School readiness
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   STD testing
  •   STD treatment
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Youth development

New Pathways

1045 Taylor Avenue Baltimore MD 21286

 (410) 464-2600 x 202

  •   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

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

 (443) 885-4328

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Our Legacy Inc

400 E Pratt St 8th Floor Baltimore MD 21201

 (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 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.

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Refugee Youth Project (RYP) at Baltimore City Community College

100 Kane Street Baltimore MD 21224

 (410) 558-3194

  •   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.

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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.

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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.

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Soccer Without Borders

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)

28 E Ostend St Baltimore MD 21230

 (410) 625-4215

  •   School readiness

St. Francis Neighborhood Center

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

400 East Pratt St 8th floor Baltimore MD 21202

 (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

3501 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 261-3524

  •   Latino
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness

The Intersection

2900 E Fayette St Baltimore MD 21224

 (443) 708-8893

  •   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

P.O Box 1584 Baltimore MD 21203

 (410) 660-8343

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Unified Efforts, Inc.

200 Cross Keys Rd #42 Baltimore MD 21210

 (443) 800-0566

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University of Maryland Extension Baltimore City 4-H Youth Development

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

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

We Imagine, Inc. (WEI)

1235 Sherwood Ave Baltimore MD 21239

 (410) 433-3415

  •   School readiness

Westside Youth Opportunity Center (Westside YO)

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

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

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)

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

Baltimore Youth Arts

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

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.

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