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Nonprofit Celebrates Successes Of Youth Who Were Almost Locked Up And Adults Who Once Were

Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., a community-based alternative to youth incarceration and institutionalization, gathered in Baltimore on Friday, October 25, 2019 to celebrate the progress of its youth and adult program participants.

Afterschool Program Uses ‘Universal Language’ Of Music To Educate Students

Levine, the founding executive director of the Baltimore nonprofit, Beyond the Natural Foundation (BTNF), says music connects emotions and fosters bonds that can strengthen and motivate young people.

Drivers Reminded To Stop When School Bus Stops During National Bus Safety Week

To help ensure our children stay safe when getting on and off the bus, the Maryland Center for School Safety, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland State Police, Maryland Department of Transportation, and local school systems all teamed up for ...

Boosting STEM Scores And Emotional Learning Earns Teacher $25,000 Milken Educator Award

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Wyatt received a big lift at a surprise school assembly where she was presented with a Milken Educator Award by Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President, Dr. Jane Foley and Maryland State Superintendent of Schools ...

Coppin State, Open Works Making Big Impact With Makers In Community

Coppin State University is basking in the spotlight as the first historically black college and university to collaborate with a nonprofit maker space. The university and Open Works have joined together to operate a maker space inside a 34,000-square-foot space ...

Thurgood Marshall College Fund And Hennessy Partner To Develop Next Generation Of Corporate Leaders

When companies announce a commitment towards achieving more corporate diversity, what do they really mean? For too many young African Americans, these commitments seem more like empty promises. To date, there have only been fourteen black CEOs at Fortune 500 ...

Baltimore Teacher Network, Religious Leaders Call On Men To Stand-Up For Youth

The Baltimore Teacher Network hosted an Interfaith Prayer Vigil and Call to Action on the steps of Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) headquarters Saturday, Sept 28, 2019. The city's leading advocacy group for professional kindergarten through twelfth grade educators celebrated ...

SCOM Majors Honored by The Visit Baltimore Foundation At M&T Bank

Congratulations to Baltimore Times Interns and Morgan State University SCOM Majors Justus Hawkins and Mori Johnson who were honored by The Visit Baltimore Foundation at its annual meeting at M&T Bank Stadium.

Oprah Donates $1.15 Million To Help Minority Students Succeed In College

Winfrey was speaking at the 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon, where the United Negro College Fund was hoping to raise $1 million for North Carolina students.

AKA Raises $1 Million For HBCUs In One Day Plus Announces Collaboration with Black Press of America

For the second year in a row, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women, raised $1 million in just 24 hours during this month’s HBCU Impact Day. The AKA Sorority, Inc. also ...

From The Young And the Restless To The Rich And The Ruthless

Bringing more meltdowns, mischief and masterful manipulation, Victoria Rowell’s Daytime Emmy nominated soap opera comedy series “The Rich and the Ruthless” returned for a third season on UMC (Urban Movie Channel). Season Three of the series followed the cast as ...

‘No Dead Beats Club’ Provides School Uniforms For Elementary, Middle School Students

The “No Dead Beats Club Back To School Bash” was held at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center on August 25, 2019. Haircuts, fun, and games were enjoyed by approximately 70 elementary and middle school students who all received two new ...

Fun-filled STEM Day Extravaganza Encourages Kids To Pursue Careers In Science, Math, Engineering And Technology

More than half of American adults say the primary reason young people don’t pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is because they think these subjects are too hard, according to recent research conducted by the Pew Research ...

Mindfulness And Yoga Over Suspensions And Detention At Baltimore City Schools

A June 2019 University of Kentucky doctoral graduate's comprehensive research on the subject found that African American students receive discipline the most by detention, suspensions, and expulsions. In what has proved successful, two Baltimore schools have implemented a unique program, ...

Liberty Elementary School Staff ‘Granting’ Brighter Futures For Their Students

Under the leadership of Joseph Manko, Liberty Elementary School #64 located on Maine Avenue in Northwest Baltimore has received an estimated $6 million dollars in grant money to support students, staff and the community. Quite an amazing accomplishment given the ...