Mentoring is one of the most crucial areas of service identified as a need in Baltimore. Below are a few great local organizations that are in need of positive adult role models and mentors:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake – Their mission is to help children and youth reach their fullest potential through professionally supported mentoring relationships and a broad range of services with quality standards and measurable impact.
Dream Girls Mentoring Program Inc. – Dream Girls Mentoring strives to provide safe and quality programs that help develop teen moms into strong and healthy young adults. We are dedicated to helping young mothers overcome obstacles that prevent them from becoming educated, self-sufficient, career-oriented, and powerful women.
Higher Achievement – Higher Achievement’s rigorous afterschool and summer academic program gives youth from at-risk communities their best opportunity to succeed in middle school — and in life.
House of New Beginnings – House of New Beginnings, Inc. was founded to support the transition of former foster care youth into indepenedent living, and is a liason between local organizations and state agencies to identify housing, employment and wraparound services.
I Am O’Kah – The mission of I AM O’KAH! is to empower all youth to unlock their greatest potential: through mentorship, scholarships and programs that help them navigate through socioeconomic barriers to success.
Living Classrooms – The Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms”. They operate over 30 programs in the Greater Baltimore area including mentoring programs tied to their after-school programs, community centers, charter middle school, and workforce development programs.
Mentoring Male Teens – The Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood program goal is to save young lives from falling prey to all of the evil forces that exist in many of our neighborhoods.
MERIT – The Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT) aims to eliminate health care disparities by transforming under-represented high school students into health care leaders. To that end, MERIT creates a holistic support system to change the trajectory of our Scholars’ lives.
My Sister’s Circle, Inc. – Through long-term mentoring relationships, My Sister’s Circle exposes at-risk girls to opportunities and experiences that empower them to define success for themselves, make intentional decisions about their future, and become self-sufficient young women.
The Inner Harbor Project – The Inner Harbor Project is a model for social change that identifies teenagers who are leaders among their peers, equips them with research and professional skills, and organizes them to come up with solutions to issues that divide our society on the basis of race, class and culture.
Thread – Thread engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources.
UMAR Boxing Program – UMAR Boxing Program provides a positive and safe environment for the children of Baltimore City by fostering a love of knowledge and boxing.