Our students come from various backgrounds and have different stories. However, they are united by the fact that they grew up in disadvantaged communities. Through our programs, our goal is to help them create new opportunities that they may not have thought possible.
The "at-risk" youth of Baltimore
Our students are youth from disadvantaged communities who are willing to receive guidance. Ideally, students enter the program in elementary school (4th or 5th grade) or early middle school and continue through and high school.
Our elementary/middle school youth attend Baltimore City public schools Walter P. Carter and Guilford or parochial school Cardinal Shehan. The high school students attend a variety of high schools in the Baltimore area and have all participated in the elementary/middle school Acts4Youth program.
If you would like more information to determine if your student is eligible to participate in Acts4Youth programs, please contact Kevin Good at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-366-2287.
Circumstances that place youth at risk:
- Single parent low income households
- Lack of positive role models
- Prevalent, false perception of manhood and womanhood
- Environments with limited emotional support
- High rates of violence, drug use, crime and unemployment especially among black males
- Homes with limited higher education
- Schools where youth typically don't perform well academically
- Limited opportunities for quality and affordable extracurricular activities
- Few positive peer groups and safe/fun social outlets
Register Your Student
If you are interested in registering a student in one of our programs, please fill out the form below so that we can contact you with more information.