Youth Development & Achievement

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Youth Initiatives

We support programs that develop the academic and social skills of Baltimore City middle grade students, preparing them for successfully completing high school and meeting the challenges of adult life.

Priorities include:

  • Programs that improve school effectiveness, including but not limited to recruitment and training of principals and teachers, and that strengthen students’ social and emotional well-being
  • Out of school time programs that enhance the school day and are measurably linked to both improved academic performance and personal achievement

Projects of limited frequency and duration, and those focused on transition to high school are low priorities.