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City Schools recognizes that circumstances outside of school can make attending a traditional school difficult for some students, while some students thrive in settings that offer specific supports. That’s why the district offers alternative schools and programs designed to help all students succeed academically and graduate ready for college or career training.
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
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
Baltimore Youth Arts (BYA) is an arts education and job readiness program that providescreative and entrepreneurial opportunities to youth, with a focus on those who have contact withthe juvenile or criminal justice systems. Our mission is to assist young people in gaining thecreative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in theircommunities.We believe that the arts are a path towards social, emotional, and educationaldevelopment
116 W. Mulberry St. Baltimore MD 21201
Beautiful Butterflies, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) is more than an after school enrichment program. It empowers girls to be confident, socially poised, and ambitious by engaging them in their communities, building their self-esteem, imparting social etiquette skills, increasing literacy, and encouraging sisterhood. It is an organization for girls that seeks to nurture the total mind, body, and spirit with an emphasis on poise and grace.
Baltimore MD 21239
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
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
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
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
Diamonds On The Rise is 501c3 youth development organization located in Baltimore City. We provide youth development enrichment programs and services.
Diamonds On The Rise provides after-school, summer camp, enrichment services, mentoring and tutoring to youth (5-18) and community mental health services to youth and adults (5-18/ 18 and over)
1800 N. Charles St Suite 900 Baltimore MD 21201
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is the core of all of the activities and programs we offer girls. As girls participate in activities and experiences that include earning badges, selling cookies, going on exciting trips, exploring the outdoors and doing Take Action projects that make a difference in their communities, girls are developing leadership skills they will use throughout their lifetime.
4806 Seton Drive Baltimore MD 21215
GLSEN Maryland works to create safe, affirming schools for LGBTQ youth. We provide outreach and education to students and educators, host events and advocate for positive outcomes for LGBTQ youth.
8 Market Pl. Suite 300 Baltimore MD 21202
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
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
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
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
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
MOST is working to make sure out of school time programs are aware of the available nutrition programs and also can help connect youth and their families to important resources. For example, if a young person is eligible for Free and Reduced Meals they and their families may also be eligible for additional benefits
Promotes community well-being, economic development, and the integration of immigrant communities by identifying needs and opportunities that immigrants bring to our city, while developing public-private partnerships to strengthen the development of these communities. Sponsored events include but are limited to Baltimore Welcoming Week, Immigrant Heritage Month, Immigration Action, New Americans Task Force, and communityMATTERS Newsletter.
100 N Holiday Street Baltimore MD 21202
Patterson Park Audubon Center is a leader in environmental education, urban bird conservation, and community development projects in southeast Baltimore and operates in partnership with many local organizations and neighbors.Teaching students the story of migrating birds that stop to rest and refuel in this urban oasis and engaging residents in greening their neighborhoods while helping birds, Audubon connects people with nature.
Through education programs and community stewardship activities, Patterson Park Audubon Center is improving the vibrancy of Baltimore City and increasing the habitat for its wildlife
2901 E Baltimore St Box 2 Baltimore MD 21224
Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood and the surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth.
1118 Ward St Baltimore MD 21230
Listing of Independent Schools (pgs. 7-12) in Baltimore in the Daily Record Special Supplement (2016). Each independent school has the freedom to develop a unique mission based on an educational philosophy and core values. They retain responsibility for selecting appropriate academic and extracurricular programs, and employ dedicated teachers to both offer educational experiences and use teaching methods to provide the best possible education for their students.
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
When the severity or nature of students’ disabilities affects their performance and academic success within their community-based school setting, placement in a separate public day school may be appropriate, as determined by an Individualized Education Program team. City Schools’ separate public day schools provide programming, facilities, and specialized staff to meet students’ needs.
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
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
7111 Park Heights Avenue Suite 503 Baltimore MD 21215
The Towanda Community Center provides after school programming for youth to improve their lives physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Programming includes a Boys and Girls Club and Aziza and Positive Energy & Children Excelling (PE&CE) programming.
4100 Towanda Ave Baltimore MD 21251
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
Hands-on nutrition education to low-income families and youth in Baltimore City.
6615 Reisterstown Rd. Suite 201 Baltimore MD 21215
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
Through media arts education, Wide Angle Youth Media cultivates and amplifies the voices of Baltimore youth to engage audiences across generational, cultural, and social divides. Our programs inspire creativity and instill confidence in young people, empowering them with skills to navigate school, career, and life.
2601 N Howard St Suite 160 Baltimore MD 21218
2502 W Northern Parkway Baltimore MD 21215
The mission of WombWork Productions, Inc. is to heal and empower youth, their families, and communities to preserve cultural legacies through the social change performing arts. WombWork Productions, Inc. is comprised of three art ensembles: a professional adult theatre company Nu World Art Ensemble, a young adult theatre company Nu Generation Art Ensemble, and a youth theatre company Next Generation Art Ensemble. These three art ensembles engage participants as well as audience members in social change theatre covering topics such as: gun violence, racial equity, drug/alcohol abuse, sexual assault, handling grief/loss, etc.
3123 Walbrook Ave. Baltimore MD 21216
The League offers a wide range of services to assist youth in discovering interests & abilities, setting realistic goals, and preparing for and securing employment. Utilizing a supported employment philosophy, we promote the achievement of independence for each of our participants. Through the use of technology, individual support and person-centered planning, our program has placed individuals in a wide array of successful employment opportunities. Services offered include Career Assessment, Employee Development Services, and Employment Services including Job Development, Job Placement, Job Coaching and On-Going Supports.
1111 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore MD 21239
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
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