Children & Youth Programs

Promoting academic success, providing mentoring, and improving life skills for community children and youth

81% of after school participants see improved academic success through their participation with paul’s place programs.


35 students, all with over 90% attendance

After-3, our weekday after-school program for children in 1st- 5th grades, provides a safe, structured environment for children to have fun while improving their social and academic skills. Children work on their homework, eat a healthy snack, and participate in activities such as physical education, arts and crafts, reading, field trips and community service. Enrichment activities include African drumming, dance, and drama.

High School Summer Internship Program

Donta was interested in food prep so he scored a food justice internship and painted a local mural with his team.  The insight he gained through this process made him more passionate about becoming a chef!

Paul’s Place’s eight-week high school summer program, open to neighborhood high school students, is offered in collaboration with YouthWorks.  Paul’s Place sponsors 10 local students in an internship 5 days a week with one week of professional development before they get started.  Students earn a stipend and also learn business and life skills through workshops. 15 high school students participated in the FY15 summer internship program.

Middle School Summer Enrichment Program

This program began in 2007 as a 3-week summer camp for middle school youth. Today, the 4-week camp consists of 5 days at North Bay Adventure, one week with Downtown Sailing Center learning how to sail while doing STEM activities, one week with St. Martins in the Field and one week of enrichment outings.  Keeping kids engaged in education activities can reduce summer learning loss and make them better prepared when school begins again in the fall.


97% of students matriculate to the next grade

Middle School Groups, consisting of 12 boys and 12 girls that meet separately, run Monday through Thursday afternoons and focus on activities relevant to the needs of adolescent boys and girls.  The program includes a healthy meal, ,homework assistance, and peer mentoring while also teaching responsibility and positive social engagement. Other enrichment activities may also include art, physical activities, and creative expression.

100% of HS students complete their required community service hours

High School Program – This group, with 15 students in grades 9-12, focuses on helping them stay in school, succeed academically, and prepare for employment or education beyond high school. Core components of the program include academic support, career exploration, college visits and preparation, internships, and mentoring.

SOCKS – Summer Outings and Camp for KidS

For eight weeks each summer, Paul’s Place operates a summer camp for 1st -5th graders designed to provide wholesome activities for children in our community, and offer experiences that the children would not have in Pigtown, including stream walking, boating, environmental education, and field trips to Philadelphia and Washington D.C. . This Camp is held mostly off-site thanks to Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Church of the Redeemer, Downtown Sailing Center, St. James’ Church in Monkton, St. John’s Church – Western Run, St. Thomas Church in Owings Mills, and Woodberry Crossing.