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Mentoring Programs

Mentor Male Teens
Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood is a group mentoring program serving kings between the ages of 8 and 18 who live in the Baltimore Metropolitan area since 1996.  Meetings take place the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-2pm.  The first Saturday we do tutoring in Math, English, Reading, and Writing.  The third Saturday of each month we bring in role models from all walks of life and occupation to help the kings begin thinking about what they want to do with their lives.  The program also takes cultural enrichment field trips in and out of state to include a yearly camping trip.  The program has “real life” conversations about topics that impact our community.  For more information, please contact Cameron Miles at 410-852-8013 or email him at  Yearly dues are $120 dollars which can be paid in installments.  
Cameron Miles, Director
Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood


On Our Shoulders
Ray Cook- CEO/President
2846 West Layfayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone: 410-947-3700
Fax: 410-947-3200

On Our Shoulders is a youth empowerment and violence prevention program providing education, technical skills and on-the-job training to Baltimore's youth and young adults. Ray Cook, founder and CEO of On Our Shoulders developed this successful program because he felt a need to change things around for youth people after he witnessed countless numbers of them die and become victims of violence on the street of Baltimore. On our shoulders provides counseling, education, and skills training to help youth people develop career potential and to improve their connections to advanced education. Program components include specialized group sessions in health and hygiene, drug counseling and referral; young mothers/fathers support groups and support groups for young victims of violence. The program also includes on the job training; skill enhancement and criminal assessment sessions that educate young people about court procedures and showing them brighter alternatives to incarceration.

Mentoring Assistance Peer Program
Office of Multicultural Students Affair
3003 North Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-516-8730

Each year, a team of approximately 3958 upper-class students mentor approximately 200 freshmen throughout their entire first year. Students are selected via a rigorous application process and go through extensive training during the summer to help prepare them as mentors. In addition to organizing planned events for their individual mentees, mentors meet bi-monthly to organize social, academic diversity, and community service programs to complement the 200 mentees' Hopkins experience. Because of the success of the Hopkins Mentoring Assistance Peer Program, several colleges and universities have designed similar programs on their campuses.

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of America
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 250
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: 410-243-4000

A national nonprofit, youth serving organization (serving youth between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age) based on the concept of a one-to-one relationship between an adult volunteer and an at-risk child, usually from a one-parent family. Made up of more than 495 agencies located across the country BB/BS within Maryland serves Baltimore City, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Harford and Carroll Counties.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America provides children and youth with adult role models and mentors who help enrich the children's lives, as well as their own, through weekly interaction. Volunteers go through a screening process before acceptance. Professional case workers provide assistance, support, and ongoing supervision of all matches.

Help One Student to Succeed
Phone: 1-800-592-9958 (HOSTS Learning Helpline)

A nationwide, structured mentoring program in language arts that combines community mentors, a computerized database, and a management system to improve student achievement. The program can be purchased and administered by school district for use in grades K-12. it is now being utilized in over 500 schools in the country and has won numerous awards. Almost 40,000 students are involved.

One Hundred Black Men, Inc.
4413 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Established in 1963, a nonprofit organization of men in business, industry, public affairs, government, and the professions throughout New York State and other areas who share a common goal: to improve the quality of life for blacks and other minorities. One component of the organization is the mentoring program that provides a support network and positive role models for young black males, elementary through high school. It is principally an internal mentoring program in which members are paired one-to-one with students.

The National Mentoring Partnership
1600 Duke Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-224-2200

Formed in 1989 between business and the volunteer sector, is a mentoring initiative involving dual strategies. It brings together leaders of diverse sectors and encourges them to mobilize people withing their networks to recruit mentors, support existing mentoring programs, and begin new mentoring initiatives. Local leadership councils that engage leaders, community by community, with support from the local United Way, in a coordinated effort to develop local strategies to increase and support mentoring initiatives.

Baltimore Branch NAACP Mentoring Program
The Maryland Mentoring Partnership
517 North Charles Street, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone1: 800-741-2687
Phone 2: 410-685-8316
Fax: 410-752-5016

The Mentoring Program was developed to reach out to students and provide them with mentoring and tutoring opportunities to help improve their various skills. The goals of the program are to foster care and supportive relationships, encourage individuals to develop to their fullest potential, and to help individuals realize and acknowledge their vision for the future.

Mayor's Office of Employment Development: Baltimore Youth Opportunity (Yo!) system
Yo! Westside:
Kerry Owings, manager
1510 W. Layfayette Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: 410-545-6950

Yo! Eastside:
Ms. Louis Mitchell, manager
1212 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: 410-732-2661

The mission of the Youth Opportunity (YO!) Baltimore is to help City youth recieve the education and career skills trainging needed to become successful adults. Yo! Serves out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 to 22 who live in Baltimore City. There are two Yo! Centeres that provide support services including :GED and Pre-GED classes on site at every center; screening to identify careers that suits your skills and interests; classes and on-line courses to help youth earn a diploma; life skills, clubs and fun social events; job readiness classes and job placement services; career training in high growth industries; computer Labs with Internet access; yoth lead community service projects and civic engagement; college fairs and tours; health suite projects and civic engagement; college fairs and tours; health suite providing basic service and eduaction (westside only); recording studio (Westide only) and a fitness Center (westside only).

Maryland Mentoring Partnership (MMP)
The Maryland Mentoring Partnership
517 North Charles Street, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 800-741-2687
Phone 2: 410-685-8316
Fax: 410-752-5016


Maryland's largest, full-service youth mentoring organization. Through Its comprehensive programs-Maryland State Mentoring Resource Center, the Community-Wide Recruitment Campaign, Project RAISE, and special initiatives, MMP serves as a resource, advocate, expert and provider of quality mentoring. For more information on mentoring go to the following website for specifics on programs and contact information.

Morgan State University
Office of Community Service
Montebello Complex Room C-209
Phone: 443-885-4328/9

Morgan State University offers a wide array of child and youth support and mentoring programs. Office of Community Service provides the students at Morgan State University with the channeling Community Service programs that are effective and address the social, cultural, education, and recreational needs to of the residents in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Each of the community service programs vary in size, structure, and focus and are each uniquely named. All programs share the same goal of improving the education challenges of Baltimore's urban population. For example, JAHOD is a unique program for adolescent females who attend Baltimore City High Schools, Educational, cultural, social and recreational activities are designed to enable female youth to overcome the negative challenges they encounter in their neighborhoods, schools and daily lives. The goal is not only to expose the females to everyday societal problems but also to strengthen their minds through mentoring and academic tutoring. The coordinators and tutors are all young women striving to reach scholastic excellence as well as trying to create a positive environment for young females. Through the program, the mentors try to instill in each female the fact that personal success in tangible. KUMBA is a tutoring and mentoring program for adolescents between the agees of 12-18. Academic enrichment, knowledge about drug abuse and AIDS, peer resistance skills, leadership development activities along with discussion on the importance of positive social attitudes and behaviors are addressed.

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