Children & Youth Programs

Promoting academic success and personal growth, providing mentoring, and developing personal responsibility, self-esteem, and resiliency

In Southwest Baltimore:

  • By fifth grade, summer learning loss can leave students from low-income families 2.5 to 3 years behind their peers.
  • Only 11% of 8th graders met or exceeded grade-level expectations in reading as measured by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers; less than 5% met or exceeded expectations in math.
  • Students from low-income families are 2.4 times more likely to drop out of school than middle income kids; 42% of high school students are chronically absent, a significant risk factor.

Paul’s Place offers:


101 elementary students

After-school program for students in pre-K to fifth grades focused on academics, mentoring, enrichment, and social skills at George Washington Elementary School

SOCKS (Summer Outings and Camp for Kids)

40 elementary students

Eight week summer camp for students in first to fifth grades offering new experiences outside the neighborhood, reinforcing academic skills, and preventing summer learning loss

P2LayS (Paul’s Place Leaders and Young Scholars) – High School

15 students in after-school programs
15 students in summer programs

Drop-in after-school program and eight week summer internship program for students in ninth to twelfth grades offering academic support, mentoring, career exploration, and college and career preparation