CONGRATULATIONS to our Spring 2021 GRANTEES
Youth As Resources (YAR) funds projects that are created and carried out by Baltimore youth (up to 24 years old). YAR provides funding for projects that address our most critical issues. Spring 2021 projects are led by 129 youth leaders and impact an estimated 9,732 of their peers and other community members.
Blueprints For Artists — Established young adult artists are launching a two-part, educational program for 11th and 12th grade students who want to get started in free-lance work after graduation. Participants complete a five-video course and receive certification and ongoing mentoring upon graduation.
Creating the Narrative — Young leaders in West Baltimore are organizing a book club with their peers to build unity and increase literacy. They will select, read, and discuss books that are relevant to their lives.
LatinX Health Talk — Addressing the stigma of sexuality and mental health in the LatinX community, LatinX high school students are organizing peer-to-peer sex education and wellness groups and creating safe spaces for youth to share and receive information.
Not for Sale Youth — Youth leaders are running a summer arts camp focusing on education around human trafficking and healing trauma. A follow-up tool kit will be created and distributed.
It’s Upsetting Me and My Homegirls — Young leaders are addressing the problem of environmental racism, particularly that of food deserts and dumping by increasing the awareness of environmental issues using advertising, organized labor (cleaning and maintaining of Hanlon Park stream) and education.
Young Successful Leaders — Young adults are launching a peer-mentoring and leadership program focusing on entrepreneurship and community building.
Pre-College Peer Mentoring Project — High school students are leading a peer-to-peer pre-college mentoring program that is more personalized, specific and culturally relevant. The program includes sharing resources, field trips to colleges and other institutions.
Youth In Action (renewal) — Teenagers are hosting job fairs to help their peers gain job seeking skills and connect to employment.
Bmore Blxck (renewal) — As an organizing leader for TLGBQ issues, Bmore Blxck will continue to respond to community needs by organizing events and actions in the community including issue/policy forums and panels, food and clothes drives and networking events.