Quick Facts


  • Participating students are from three Baltimore City elementary/middle schools: public schools Guilford and Walter P. Carter, parochial school Cardinal Shehan, and a variety of high schools
  • Nearly 400 students in grades 4 through 12 are involved with one or more of Acts4Youth's programs.
  • Our first group of students graduated in May 2017. Among this group, 57% went to a four-year college and 33% are attending trade school.
  • Cost per student for in and out of school support throughout the year is $2,000
  • Funding Sources: 38% Individuals, 28% Family Foundations, 32% Churches, 2% Other
  • We use an outside agency to conduct an annual audit
  • One of the only faith based organizations partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools
  • The median household income of the parents who reported it is $30,000. This is far below HUD’s median income for the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson MSA of $91,100
  • Students primarily live in these Baltimore neighborhoods: Pen Lucy, New Northwood, Wilson Park, Northwood, Richnor Springs, and Loch Raven.
  • In the communities where the children in the program live….
    • More than 70% of the households are headed by a single parent, usually a female
    • Over 40% of the youths have had at least one adult family member charged with a crime
    • Both Pen Lucy (which surrounds Walter P. Carter) and Loch Raven (the neighborhood surrounding Cardinal Shehan) have a D+ crime and safety rating from Niche.com.
    • Pen Lucy itself is 7.7x the national murder index.