Opportunities for Students and Families
Physicals for fall athletes
MedStar Sports Medicine will offer pre-participation sports physicals on Saturday, August 4, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, on the fourth floor of the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Johnston Professional Building (201 E. University Parkway). The cost is $10 (cash only). For questions, call 888-447-7678 or email at email@example.com.
Expires: August 4, 2018
$8 family movies at SNF Parkway theater
As part of its Generation Parkway series, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway theater (5 West North Avenue) will present family-friendly films every Saturday afternoon in May and June for $8.
Grade A student nights at the National Aquarium
The National Aquarium is holding Grade A Student Nights on Thursday, June 21 and Thursday, June 28. All Baltimore-area students with three or more A's (or equivalent) in any one marking period during the school year are invited to the celebration! The student and one adult will be admitted for free; other family members will be admitted at a special rate of $5 per person. Space is limited.
Register here (after May 7).
Expires: June 28
Summer enrichment and gifted and advanced learning programs
If you are interested in an enrichment or gifted and advanced learning program for your child, please take a look at this list that district staff has compiled.
Expires: September 1, 2018
Children and teens grief support at Camp Erin® Baltimore
Created and funded by The Moyer Foundation, Camp Erin® is a network of free bereavement camps for children and teens (ages 6-17) who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The three-day experience includes traditional, fun camp activities that are combined with grief education and emotional support, led by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for peer bonding between children and teens facing a similar life circumstance. Camp Erin will be held from August 10 to 12 at North Bay Adventure Center, in North East, Maryland.
Call 410-235-6633 or visit www.robertashouse.org for details.
Expires: August 10Read to Reef book club
The National Aquarium, in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library System, is once again hosting the Read to Reef book club!
- Throughout the month of March, Baltimore-area children in fifth grade and below may visit any Enoch Pratt Free Library Branch and show their library card to receive a Read to Reef bookmark, while supplies last.
- Check out the list of the National Aquarium's favorite aquatic or conservation-themed books or ask a librarian for suggestions. Borrow, read or listen to someone read any five of these books and record them on the Read to Reef bookmark.
- Bring a completed bookmark to the National Aquarium's ticket center through June 17, 2018, to exchange it for up to four admission tickets to be used that day.
Find more information at www.aqua.org/read.Applications now being accepted for AP Summer Academy
Students who plan to enroll in AP Biology, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, or U.S. Government & Politics are encouraged to consider registering for City Schools' AP Summer Academy. The Academy helps students fill in essential skill gaps and/or get a jumpstart on content they will encounter in the fall. This year's program will run from July 9 to August 10.
As in years past, students who are eligible for employment via YouthWorks can select the AP Academy as their work site and be paid by YouthWorks for their participation. To do so, they must complete all applicable YouthWorks applications and interviews, and must specifically choose the Academy as their work site.
Due to the limited number of seats available, interested students should apply as soon as possible.Expires: July 31
College savings optionsThe State of Maryland offers two 529 college savings options to help families save and reduce the need for burdensome student loans. Maryland 529, formerly College Savings Plans of Maryland, can help give families a jump start on college savings for as little as $25 a month. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust allows families to lock in tomorrow's tuition at today’s prices, with flexible payment plans. Additionally, low and middle income families may be eligible to receive a $250 State contribution.Ongoing
Y2Connect: Youth resource guideY2CONNECT.org is a new resource guide that connects Baltimore youth to clinical- and community-based health and non-health programs and resources, including youth-friendly clinics, programs related to arts and recreation, school and job readiness, and youth development, family planning, HIV and STD testing, PrEP for HIV, resources for youth who are homeless, immigrants and LGBT, and more.Y2CONNECT is designed for easy and direct access by youth‐serving professionals, parents/guardians and other caring adults, and youth. It’s easy to navigate, has many features to find the exact services and resources a young person might need, and is available in English or Spanish. Y2CONNECT is also mobile-friendly and available as an App.Other key available content includes articles designed for youth about health; ability for youth to write reviews of local resources that they’ve used; materials for professionals who work with youth (e.g., Maryland Minor Consent & Confidentiality Laws; online video training for youth-serving staff to help connect young men to healthcare); and materials for parents (e.g., materials to talk with your son about healthcare).Ongoing