Youth As Resources


 Welcome to Youth As Resources (YAR)

YAR’s Impact in the Community

  • Completed 46 funding cycles distributing well over $800,000 to 451 youth-led projects aimed to strengthen Baltimore City neighborhoods and make institutional change.

  • Organized to get the Baltimore City school district to implement an annual school police report card to rate student/school police interactions and to get student demands included in the new policies and general orders.

  • Provided knowledge-based employment for 47 youth year-round and/or in the summer to train and support over 200 of their peers annually as community organizers, leaders and project planners.


Mission Statement

Youth As Resources (YAR) is a youth-led grantmaking, community organizing and leadership development organization.  We provide the funding (grants), training and support our peers need to develop projects that address our critical issues and make positive change in the community.


Value Statement

Youth As Resources values:

-Youth power and decision making
-Including all communities of color
-Self-empowerment/community control
-Sustainable community change
-Youth leadership
-Nurturing and supporting each other



  • Our next School Police Accountability Round-table is on Tuesday, February 5th at 5 p.m. at 111 North Charles Street, 5th floor.  All are encouraged to attend.

  • Congratulations to the groups who were awarded a Black Lives Matter In Schools Week of Action Grant:

  • The Positive Social Change Theater of Augusta Fells Savage Institute presents:

  • This is Why: A Spoken Word/Performing Arts Explanation of Systemic Racism (followed by a community conversation and meal)

  • This is a theatrical production that aims to explore the horrible impact of institutional racism.  The production and conversation following will cover – the psychological, emotional and physical impact of racism including micro-aggressions and strategies for dismantling racism.

    Where:            Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School

    When:             Thursday, February 7th   5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

    Nu Generation Art Ensemble presents:

    Black History In Motion!  A Call to Action for Teenagers in Baltimore (this event is not open to the public)

    This is a performance that uses drumming, singing, dancing and theatrical storytelling to communicate various aspects of Black history – from identifying Black inventors who created important tools to global African freedom struggles.  The performance seeks to educate the audience on a large berth of issues. Furthermore, there will be a purposeful youth facilitated discussion after the show focusing  on asking students how they plan to address the issues raised.  

    Where:            Connexions Community Leadership Academy

    When:             Thursday, February 7th     1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.