K-12 Resources

The K-12 resources are intended to provide an overview of GBUL’s commitment to facilitating excellence within the parameters of the improved school system using every possible resource in the community available to all students.

A Bridge to Academic Excellence (ABAE)

Ages Served: 11 + 

ABAE offers opportunities for middle and high school students to interact with practicing professionals from pharmacy, other health professions, law, and social work through career fairs, health fairs, internships, mentoring and company presentations. ABAE serves as a unique opportunity to enhance middle and high school students’ interest in pharmacy and the health professions, and is an opportunity to help increase the number of applications to the School of Pharmacy from urban students.

Cost: Free
Location: Pharmacy Hall, 2nd floor 20 North Pine Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410.706.7650
Website: https://studentorg.rx.umaryland.edu/abae/about-us/


Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project

Ages Served: 5 – 21

The Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project seeks to improve the lives of Baltimore’s youngest refugees by supporting their academic needs and making their integration simple and meaningful. RYP is committed to its mission of creating a safe environment for refugee children to improve their literacy skills, enhance their knowledge of American culture, engage in enriching extracurricular activities, and grow to be confident, caring individuals.

Cost: Free
Location: 1900 N. Howard St. Suite 200 Baltimore, MD 21218          
Phone: 410-558-3194
Website: refugeeyouthproject.org


Baltimore Youth Arts

​Ages Served: 14-22

Baltimore Youth Arts is a creative entrepreneurship and job training program that provides artistic and professional opportunities to young people, ages 14-22, with a focus on those involved in the justice system. Our mission is to assist young people in gaining the creative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in their communities.

Cost: Free
Location: 116 W. Mulberry St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 443-961-4602
Website: bmoreyoutharts.org


Behavioral Health System Baltimore

Ages Served: All

Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established by Baltimore City to perform the function of managing Baltimore City’s behavioral health system—the system of care that addresses emotional health and well-being and provides services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. We help guide innovative approaches to prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery for those who are dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to help build healthier individuals, stronger families and safer communities.

Cost: Free
Location: 100 S. Charles St. Tower II, 8th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-637-1900
Website: www.bhsbaltimore.org/for-individuals-and-families/youth-and-families


Brown Memorial Park Avenue

Ages Served: 6-10

In the Brown Memorial Tutoring Program, a child’s successes, no matter how small or large, are celebrated, and all of the children are able to make progress and experience the increased confidence and sense of pride that comes with achievement. 

Cost: Free
Location: 1316 Park Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: 410.523.1542


Code in the Schools

Ages Served: 12-21

Code in the Schools empowers Baltimore City youth to thrive in the 21st century economy by expanding access to quality computer science education and building pathways from school to jobs and higher education. By focusing on youth traditionally under-represented in technology fields, we work to eliminate structural barriers and inequities in education and industry. 

Cost: Free
Location: 10 E. North Avenue Suite 300 Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-982-0706
Website: codeintheschools.org


College Bound

Ages Served: 14-18

CollegeBound works exclusively in Baltimore City public schools to encourage and enable students to pursue a postsecondary education. A secondary goal is to improve the social and economic fabric of the community through an educated workforce. Since 1988, CollegeBound’s nationally recognized college advising model has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of high school students. Alumni credit their College Access Program Specialists and the highly individualized college advising program with their success.

Cost: Free
Location: 300 Water Street, Suite 300 Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-783-2905
Website: http://collegeboundfoundation.org/


College Goal MD

Ages Served: 16-18

College Goal MD assists Baltimore City youth with on-site professional assistance filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Youth can talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply

  • Get information regarding state-wide student services, admission requirements, and more!
  • Get help understanding the aid awarded before making your college choice.
  • Get help determining next steps after college graduation.

Cost: Free
Location: Varies
Phone: 877-632-4709
Website: https://collegegoalmaryland.org/index.htm


Creative Alliance

Ages Served: 5-18 

The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process. We provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.

Cost: Free
Location: 3134 Eastern Ave Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-276-1651
Website: creativealliance.org/programs/youth-education

Keywords: Creative Arts, Arts and Cultural Education,Reading Support, Leadership Opportunities, Homework Support, Exercise, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Department of Recreation and Parks (Academic Enrichment Summer Camp)

Ages Served: 5-13

Academic Enrichment Summer Camp provides activities to promote your child’s physical, social and intellectual growth. Activities include enviro-nature, life skills, healthy choices and experiments to provide hands-on learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Fun educational games and competitions keep kids learning and having fun in the process. D.E.A.R. (drop everything & read) keeps kids reading all summer. Fitness, sports, swimming, crafts, special events and trips create a well-balanced camp program and a summer of fun and lasting memories.

Cost: Free for City Residents; $150 for trips
Location: Varies by location
Phone: Varies by location
Website: https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/academicenrichment

Keywords: Academic Enrichment, STEM, Literacy, Fitness, Summer, Elementary School, Middle School


Ages Served: All

Duolingo is a platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. The app and the website are free. 

Cost: Free
Location: N/A
Phone: N/A
Website: https://en.duolingo.com/courses

Keywords: ESL, Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Free State Legal Project, Inc.

Ages Served: All

FreeState Legal Project was a legal services organization founded in 2007 by a group of attorneys and law students who recognized that the specific needs of the low-income LGBTQ population in Maryland were not being effectively met. FreeState Legal began accepting cases in 2008 and began building a network of pro bono attorneys who volunteer their time to assist clients, making FreeState Legal the first statewide LGBTQ-specific direct legal services organization in the country.

Cost: Free
Location: 241 W. Chase Street, Suite 307 Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-625-5428
Website: https://freestate-justice.org/

Keywords: LGBT, Marriage, Self-Advocacy, LGBTQ Legal Issues, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Healthcare for the Homeless, Inc.

Ages Served: All

Health Care for the Homeless works to prevent and end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families by providing quality, integrated health care and promoting access to affordable housing and sustainable incomes through direct service, advocacy and community engagement.

Cost: Free
Location: 421 Fallsway Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-837-5533
Website: www.hchmd.org

Keywords: Homeless, Healthcare, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Higher Achievement

Ages Served:  10-13

At Higher Achievement, we call our middle school students “scholars.” Why? Because they are motivated, inspired, and looking to bridge the opportunity gap in their communities.  Our scholars enter Higher Achievement with a range of academic performance levels and with varied levels of support inside and outside of their school. But all of our scholars leave our program with a strong belief in our four social justice pillars: voice, freedom, justice, and solidarity. Our organization commitment to these principles drive us to purposefully serve communities that lack opportunity.

Cost: Free
Location: 1500 Union Mill Avenue Suite 2600 Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: 410-752-7753
Website: https://higherachievement.org

Keywords: Homework Support, Academic Mentoring, Math, Literature, Summer Academic Enrichment, College Tours, Elementary School, Middle School


 Ages Served: 14-25 

To ensure that youth are equipped to sustain a brighter tomorrow, Humanim provides youth services to support their success at school, in the community, and at work. Some of these services include student enrichment and education programs, vocational training and opportunities, and mentoring and outreach. We work with schools, communities and other local partners to achieve our goal. We also strive to strengthen families through services that include case management, financial coaching, goal planning, and connection to supportive resources.

Cost: Free
Location: 1701 N. Gay Street Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: 410-381-7171
Website: http://humanim.org/what-we-do/youth-services/

Keyword: Job Readiness, Life Skills, Mentoring, STEM Education, Mental Health Support, Middle School, High School 

Innerbody Research

Ages Served: All 

Innerbody Research’s mission is to provide objective, science-based advice to help our readers make more informed choices about home health products and services. As the healthcare industry rapidly evolves, you can count on us to provide the most up-to-date reviews, guides and research.

Addiction in teenagers: https://www.innerbody.com/addiction-in-teenagers

Website: www.innerbody.com

Khan Academy

Ages Served: All

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2008 by Salman Khan with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators.

Cost: Free
Location: N/A 
Phone: 410-783-2905
Website: khanacademy.org

Keywords: Online academic support, College Advice, Careers, Life Skills,Elementary School, Middle School, High School 

Living Classrooms

Ages Served: 7-14

We are dedicated to improving the lives and futures of children, youth, and families as we serve communities with holistic and transformative opportunities. We strive to build strong, equitable, and sustainable communities through effective education, workforce, and health and wellness opportunities that address deeply-ingrained challenges, and we set high expectations for academic achievement, living-wage job placement, improved community health and safety, and increased constituent engagement.

Cost: Varies by program 
Location: 802 S. Caroline Street  Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: 410-685-0295
Website: https://livingclassrooms.org/programs

Keywords: ​ Cooking/Nutrition, Gardening/Environment, STEM and Creative Arts Education, Elementary School, Middle School

Living Well Matters

Ages Served: All

Living Well Matters (LWM) is a community based mental health counseling practice that offers services to attend to the whole person-mind, body and spirit. We believe that with support, all people-despite their circumstances can live and feel well, and achieve their own sense of peace, stability and happiness.

Cost: Varies
Location: 512 Orchard St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 443-845-3514 
Website: www.LWMatters.com

Keywords: Therapy, Counseling, Mental Health, Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Loyola University Maryland

Ages Served: 6-18

Literacy opens the door for academic success. The literacy division at the Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) offers a variety of reading and writing programs for school aged children. We focus on word recognition skills, phonemic awareness and phonics, reading and writing fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension. The literacy division at the LCC offers both on-site and school-based services. Through the literacy services at the LCC, we provide high quality, research-based instruction and assessment in reading and writing for school age children in grades K–12. Children we see may need intensive tutoring, just a little additional help, or enrichment in the areas of reading and writing.

Cost: Free
Location: 4501 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: 410-617-1200
Website: www.loyola.edu/department/clinical-centers/services/literacy

Keywords: Tutoring, One on One Tutoring, Group Tutoring, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Saturday Leadership Program

Ages Served: 13-18

SLP is a FREE program that provides collaboration between parents, the Greater Baltimore Urban League, schools, Universities/Colleges and a host of other partners to create a “village” that increases the participant’s academic success. 

Cost: Free
Location: 512 Orchard Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-523-8150
Website: www.gbul.org/saturday-leadership-program.html

Keywords: College, Academic Enrichment, College Tours, Leadership Development 

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The Choice Program

Ages Served: 15-21

We believe in the power & potential of all young people. The Choice Program at UMBC provides engaging programming, connection to resources & holistic case management to youth in Maryland’s communities.

Cost: Free
Location: 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-2493
Website: http://choiceprograms.org/

Keywords: Job Readiness, Crisis Intervention, Mentoring, Life Skills, After School, Enrichment Activities Elementary School, Middle School, High School

The Ryan Institute

Ages Served: 14-18

At the Ryan Institute LLC, our mission is to help individuals achieve their educational and career goals. As an emerging provider of lifelong education, we offer the best tutors in reading and mathematics that you or your child needs most, at any grade level. Whether we are assisting elementary students in mastering early literacy skills, helping a middle school student master basic math skills, or enabling a college student earn their degree, Ryan Institute LLC helps students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Cost: Free
Location: 1800 E. Northern Parkway, Suite 11454 Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone: 916-534-8129
Website: http://learnwithryan.com/

​Keywords: SAT Prep, High School

The Sixth Degree Media

Ages Served: All 
Cost: Free 
“Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use” offers lots of valuable information such as:

  • How technology use has changed over the years (72% of adults now consider smartphones their most essential device)
  • The impact of COVID-19 on screen time use and digital behaviours (smartphone usage in the UK surged by 30% during lockdown)
  • Understanding screen addictions and how our devices affect our brains and change our behaviours (e.g. dopamine-driven reward loops)
  • Helpful tips and useful advice for tackling device addiction, managing gadget and internet use, and creating healthier digital habits.

You can check out the full guide here –  https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/screen-usage-guide/ 

TIME Organization

Ages Served: All

It is the mission of TIME Organization to create an atmosphere where individuals and families can be provided with innovative and effective interventions on issues surrounding the complexity of behavioral, emotional and mental health. It is our Mission to offer a continuum of care for individuals experiencing a vast array of mental health needs in an environment that is supportive and effective.

Location: 2901 Druid Park Drive Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (443) 872-2230
Website: http://www.timeorganization.org

Keywords: Therapy, Counseling, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Year Up

Ages Served: 18-24

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. We achieve this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Our holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.
Cost: Free
Location: 2600 Liberty Heights Avenue South Pavilion – 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-919-9530
Website: https://www.yearup.org/

Keywords: Professional development, Internship opportunities