Youth and Family Programs

    Find a variety of resources, supports and programs for youth and families in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Resouces include everything from alternative and accelerated programs, to dropout prevention programs and school support. If you know a student or family in need, please refer them to our resources.

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    Attendance Works 
    Student attendance really does matter! Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes awareness of the important role that school attendance plays in achieving academic success starting with school entry.

    Baltimore Algebra Project
    Get math support! This unique student-run program focuses on one-on-one math tutoring for middle and high school levels students.

    Baltimore City Public Schools
    Alternative Paths to a High School Diploma

    There is always an alternative! Baltimore City Public Schools offers a wide range of opportunities and programs to meet students’ educational needs and/or earn the equivalent of a high school diploma. These programs are designed for students who have fallen behind, have difficulties succeeding in a traditional environment, or are going through difficult family/life circumstances.

    Boys and Girls Clubs (Greater Metropolitan/Baltimore Area)
    Programs geared for success, in life and school! Visit the website to learn about programs focused on goals for graduation, healthy lifestyles, character-building, citizenship, prevention and delinquency intervention.

    Building STEPS (Science Technology Education Partnerships)
    The organization provides high school students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds with professional and educational opportunities needed to succeed in work and life. 

    The Career Academy
    The Academy provides educational and occupational learning options to Baltimore City Youth ages 16-21 years.

    The City Neighbors Model
    Together, we can make a difference! Find out about a foundation that supports three City Neighbors Schools by offering partnerships, training, and events to impact students, teachers, families, and the school system.

    CollegeBound Foundation
    The future looks bright! The Foundation helps low-income and first-generation students realize their dreams of a college education through college advising, grants and scholarships.  

    Communities in Schools
    Help make a difference in your community by donating, volunteering or becoming an advocate.

    Forever Free Books
    Children and families who need access to free books can count on this mobile literacy non-profit organization to deliver. 

    Hope Forward
    Hope Forward connects transitioning and former foster youth ages 17-25 to housing, employment, educational and mental health resources, and supportive individuals and networks.

    The Intersection
    The Intersection transforms high school students from underserved areas into leaders with the skills to go to and through college and to engage in civic action.

    Maryland Adult Education and Literacy Services Program
    GED Testing in Maryland

    Get prepared! Access important information about the GED in Maryland, from preparation and diploma options, to classes and test dates.

    Living Classrooms
    Living Classrooms provides a broad range of services, supports and programs for disadvantaged children and youth in Baltimore City.

    Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy
    Financial fitness and money smarts! This advocacy group provides teacher training, classroom-tested materials, and curricular assistance to increase both the quantity and quality of personal finance education in Maryland.

    Maryland State Department of Education
    Dropout Prevention and Alternative Programs

    Get connected! Connect to the dropout prevention specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education.

    Wide Angle Youth Media
    Spotlight on youth! Wide Angle Youth Media is a non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged with their communities.

    Youth Empowerment Society
    The YES Drop-In Center is Baltimore City’s first and only 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.  

    COR Health Institute
    COR’s mission is to provide young people with the knowledge, support and motivation to improve their physical and psychological health.



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    Maryland Public Television Corporation for Public Broadcasting Annie E. Casey Foundation Wide Angle Youth Media