STEM programming targets girls ages 11–17 from Baltimore and Anne Arundel County, areas that are often considered at-risk because of financial constraints. Student participants spend four days getting better acquainted with science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on activities and applications of math, science, and technology to practical, everyday situations. Girls also meet with female professionals who share their experiences in math and science fields. The organization requires additional donations to fund free programming for girls from at-risk areas of Baltimore.
The CAC program provides each family it serves with two years of housing in either a three-bedroom, single family residence or a two-bedroom duplex apartment in an established neighborhood. When a family first arrives at a CAC residence, they come home to a place filled with household and kitchen supplies such as utensils, linens, dishes, furniture, and appliances. Upon completing the program, individuals move into permanent housing and bring along the items and furnishings from their CAC homes, which then undergoes general repairs and is re-stocked with the very same items for the next residents. Last year, the CAC program aided 68 individuals, 65% of whom were children under the age of 18.
The fall 2012 clinic will take place at Memorial Field at the Y, a recently constructed synthetic-turf field, where instructors will teach youth lessons in leadership, teamwork, and respect with fun baseball and softball drills. Under Armour gear and equipment will be provided, and the children will also receive lunch.
To help its teachers deliver quality instruction, UTC provides a $500 startup stipend for new teachers to purchase classroom tools and materials. Teachers can choose how they would like to spend their stipends, with options such as technology, math teaching aids, and library collections.
Since 1998, GHCC's Neighborhood Programs has partnered with local schools to promote academic and physical improvements, thus bolstering the educational experience of currently enrolled students while also attracting new neighborhood families to these schools. GHCC's staff has petitioned the city council to pass an amendment to provide funding for necessary public school repairs and maintenance, making them safer and more welcoming to students. In the meantime, The Barclay School's main office needs renovations in order to maintain a positive learning environment and to help the school attract new students and funding.
NDMV tutors provide students with assistance on their schoolwork and develop an academic plan for each of them, following up regularly on their report cards and other signposts of academic progress. Volunteers also help facilitate involvement in extracurricular activities by providing transportation to sporting events and encouraging enrollment in school clubs. Furthermore, NDMV strives to engage parents and friends in students' academic life, encouraging them to take an active interest in the young people's progress. Through the program's efforts, students who received assistance from NDMV reported improved attitudes toward school and schoolwork, and 62% of students who received aid for one year showed an improvement in school attendance when compared to the previous year.