What We Do
Acts4Youth nurtures personal, social and spiritual development in at-risk Baltimore City youth through its mentoring programs. Its vision is to see Baltimore City youth restored to wholeness and thriving within their communities.
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
This new program, being piloted at Walter P. Carter elementary/middle school, is for all students in 4th 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 four through eight 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 4th through 8th grade is on helping them develop their inner beauty by intentionally nurturing their character, emotional, social, and spiritual development. Learn More
"Before I felt that God didn’t love me. Mr. Dan [our mentor] told me about God’s love and how God created me. Now I feel God’s love."
- 8th grader at Walter P. Carter School
“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
“When you love the children like I do, this is the best job in the world."
- Daniel King-Robertson, Acts4Youth Student/Parent Advisor
“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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By Julia Higham On a Saturday in February, I had the pleasure of visiting the Game Plan retreat, and interviewing some of the boys in the program. In addition to their afternoon/evening meetings, the middle school boys attend Saturday retreats every month that include a lesson from a guest speaker, a service project, and a…
“I want to grow closer to Jesus Christ.”… This is not something kids typically share in front of the whole class. Read more here.
“I felt like I just started doing bible study with my homeboys, and I was starting to read the bible more and stuff from the program was coming back to me. I felt like this would be a good chance for me to apply my knowledge, grow in it, and give it to others.” Read…
Reaching the Whole Child Acts4Youth is off to a great start this year because of your commitment to help us lead the next generation to loving God, loving others and thriving in the classroom. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening during the first month of school in both our in-school and after-school…