What We Do
Acts4Youth is providing holistic mentoring with explicit research-based social and emotional instruction, academic intervention and spiritual formation sessions for elementary and middle school students in the Greater Baltimore region who have been identified as elevated risks for negative social and academic outcomes. Our vision is to alter the trajectory of students and see them restored, hopeful, empowered and driven to seek healthy, positive relationships and thrive in school and the community, and ultimately become positive contributors to society.
Filling in the Missing Pieces to Adulthood
Refining traits that direct actions and guide a student through circumstances in virtuous ways leading to pathways of success
Developing the ability to understand and express emotions in a mature manner in order to connect with others in positive ways
Life & Social Skills
Learning skills to prepare for future success in dealing with conflict, developing healthy relationships and working as productive members of teams
Having a desire to know God and a growing reliance on His character and promises displayed in convictions and ethical actions
Nurturing essential life skills during the school day at Walter P. Carter elementary/middle school for students in 3rd through 8th grade to nurture their emotional intelligence and help them develop healthy relationships. Learn More
Gameplan to Manhood
Gameplan is for boys in grades 5th through 9th to help them live out their faith in the context of their role as a male in society. Learn More
Shine into Womanhood
The focus of this program for girls in 5th through 9th grade is on helping them develop their inner beauty by intentionally nurturing their character, emotional, social, and spiritual development. Learn More
"You are working within the youth's environment, going into schools. This supports not only youth, but teachers too."
- Acts4Youth Donor
“The biggest challenge Acts4Youth has helped me work through is anger. Every time I got angry, I had to do a time out worksheet. It made me think about how I want to do things differently next time. I started staying away from those people [who made me angry], taking deep breaths, and counting to ten.”
- 6th grade boy who has been attending Acts4Youth’s program since 4th grade
“Acts4Youth provides effective mentoring for at-risk children at critical points in their lives. The results of the organiation are impressive."
- Acts4Youth Donor
“I learned about God and how He sacrificed Himself to help us. I hadn’t heard about it before…. It changes how I think about myself.”
- 7th grade boy after his first year in Acts4Youth’s program
"It's awesome. I love Acts4Youth. I wish there was an Acts4Youth for moms, so they could keep us encouraged."
- Tanika Poole, mother of a 7th grade student in Acts4Youth
“I didn’t realize they did all of this. Acts4Youth has been such a help to my son and me. We are so thankful!”
- Ms. Knox, mother of an Acts4Youth student
"Acts4Youth helped me realize that you don't have to be bad to get attention."
- 5th grade student, after her second year in the Acts4Youth Program
Ways To Support Us
Become A Partner
We partner with various organizations around the community in hopes of providing diverse and enriching opportunities for our students.
Make A Donation
Donations provide us with the resources to develop programs that fit the varying needs of our students. All donations go directly to student support
Become A Volunteer
There are always a number of volunteer opportunities available that allow interested applicants to get involved in our programs.
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