CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FALL 2019 GRANTEES
Youth As Resources grants support community organizing strategies designed and led by young people working to address critical needs in our community. Fall 2019 funded projects support 88 youth and young adults who are leading projects that benefit an estimated 607,926 of their peers and other community members.
Baltimore City Youth Coalition for Equitable Education — to launch a youth-led coalition to organize youth around education issues including the proposed increases in school funding through the Kirwin Commission.
Bmore Safe Project — to develop and implement a comprehensive environmental protection strategy including educating youth and the community about the impact of polluting the harbor on neighborhoods and carrying out a recycling campaign, beautification activities and neighborhood clean-ups.
Beast Grll Zine — (renewal) to continue to publish a small magazine and host events focusing on feminist education, art and youth activism and voice.
HER CAUSE — to increase the community’s knowledge around menstrual product disparities and distribute 5,000 menstrual products to underserved women of all ages in Baltimore.
Hi-5 Math and Graffix — to provide year-round math tutoring, connection to peer mentoring and other activities aimed to build academic and social skills and foster healthy connections.
Mentoring Through Basketball Changing Lives — to provide peer mentoring and leadership skills through a basketball team managed by teenagers.
Truth to Power (renewal) — to direct two mindfulness programs led by high school students who are mentored by young adults. Programming includes creative writing, podcasting and planning youth events.
Beats Per Minute — to organize a teen-led dance program as an outlet for younger youth to improve their physical and mental health.
Lead Inspire Motivate — to organize a peer-to-peer mentoring, support and leadership program in order to address violence in the streets of Baltimore.
Waddup — to address problems youth face including violence by organizing a weekly peer group who will come together and create and market apparel and other items with positive messages.