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December 2022

Beyond the classroom: students dive into extracurricular activities

Diverse offerings spark student learning

“We want our students to have as much exposure to new experiences as possible,” explained Dani Byerson, City Schools Educational Specialist - Extracurricular Programming. “You never know what doors these experien...

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November 2022

Building skills through apprenticeship

A reflection by a City Schools Work-Based Learning Specialist

Jeremiah Foote, an automotive Career and Technical Education (CTE) senior at Forest Park high school, is getting paid during the school day to perfect his craft and skills in diesel mechanics. ...

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Law and Leadership students prepare to make an impact at Social Justice Bootcamp

Inaugural event champions achievable, meaningful change

"When you ask students what they see in their own neighborhood and challenge them to find solutions rather than just talk about problems, that can be the spark for them," said Dr. Kameron Van Patterson, Director of Programs for The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center. ...

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Future college students prepare at bootcamp

80+ rising seniors get a head start on exploring and applying to college

Students spent five days at the University of Baltimore researching different types of schools, considering what type of academic and living environments they best learn, and discovering what it takes to prepare a compelling college application. ...

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Pimlico middle schoolers train to be future healthcare leaders

Sinai Hospital doctors share expertise, life lessons with Health Sciences students

From medical ethics to “Stop the Bleed” trauma training, an immersive curriculum teaches STEM skills and showcases the rewarding, high-paying careers found just down the street.   ...

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October 2022

Mobile food pantry wins award and fills stomachs

Green Street Academy STEM students develop innovative solution for food deserts

Said GSA student Khalel Frasier, “When I heard about the food pantry, it brought joy to me because I was actually helping other people in the community.” ...

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Fresh air, fresh thinking in new outdoor learning spaces

Students connect with environment in welcoming spaces to learn and play

"Learning environments are best when reflecting the world we live in - and that world is indoors and out!” - Moshe Berry, social worker, Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School.   ...

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Future Ready! connects students with mentors for college and career planning

Soft skills training helps students find their path to success

“Overall, I think Future Ready! got me ready to go out into the real world — to know what I need and where to find it." - DeShawn Cornish, rising senior at Renaissance Academy. ...

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September 2022

Students get real-world work experience; Part 2

Paid work experiences giving students a leg up

Like all of our out-of-classroom initiatives, these summer apprenticeship programs ensure that students gain the experiences and skills necessary to identify and successfully pursue the positive futures they envision.  ...

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High schoolers connect with peers from Mississippi and Nigeria

Digital Harbor students participated in Global Citizen Exchange this Spring

Through trips to Jackson, Mississippi and Lagos, Nigeria, students were immersed in arts, culture, and new perspectives.  ...

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