Spring 2016 Funded Projects
Safe Streets East Youth Redemption Camp
Teens and young adults involved in Safe Streets East are leading a program for younger children aimed to teach discipline, resilience, and self esteem through an intensive seven week program designed around various exercises including kickboxing.
Solomon’s Word Theater Initiative
Young people who have previously experienced the benefits of fine arts are passing on those skills to middle and high school students by offering workshops in schools through their student-led theater/media company.
The African Diaspora Alliance
Youth leaders partnering with Frederick Douglass High School are hosting after-school programming and study abroad trips in order to teach young people more about the African Diaspora and the often untold parts of black history.
Next Generation Art Ensemble
Young actors and actresses are performing plays in order to show the community the perspective of a black child in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Community and Police Cadet Collective
Youth from the Youth Resiliency Institute are holding monthly workshops with community members and cadets from the Baltimore Police Academy in order to help build trust between them.
Youth Against Oppression
Young members of the LGBTQ community are organizing weekly educational activities in order to create safe spaces, spread awareness on issues of importance and build relationships with non-LGBTQ youth.
Fearless Dance Empire
Teens are running a summer dance enrichment program that teaches young women mentorship, dance skills, teamwork, and self-efficacy.
Beast Grrl Collective
Young feminists are publishing a magazine featuring art, writing, and poetry from young people across the world in order to encourage more youth activism and youth involvement in community issues.
Fall 2015 Funded Projects
Women of Color Student Association
Young women at University of Baltimore are hosting monthly meetings and events to unify all women of color by addressing issues around opportunity and supporting mentoring, economic empowerment and community service.
McElderly Park Youth Council
With a long term vision of a youth created and controlled recreation center, East Baltimore teenagers have launched a youth council to address issues around opportunity and encourage youth activism. They are currently organizing activities and fundraisers.
Students Taking Action
In order to increase a sense of community pride, middle and high school students are participating in community clean ups and high school students are tutoring middle school students.
A young adult connected to USHYEE is helping Hispanic high school students reach their educational goals by raising awareness on the Dream Act and assisting them in navigating the process.
High Students are travelling to five different schools (after school) to lead three two hour fashion creation classes culminating in all the schools coming together for a performance showcase.
Young Men with POWER
Young adults are providing male only peer-led workshops and activities for young men grades 6-11 focusing on leadership, higher education and community service.
MSU Poetry Club
MSU Poets are hosting weekly writing workshops for middle school students ages 12-15 highlighting the power of self-expression, cultural identity and addressing historic racial trauma.
Women with CLASS
Young adult women are directing a peer mentoring program for younger women (grades 9-11) focusing on self-esteem, stereotyping, and leadership development and building connections to role models and resources.
Young people are connecting to residents and local businesses in a program designed to provide employment (goal: 200 youth), mentoring and financial literacy.