youth leadership development
GBA is supporting the development of youth leadership and identifying opportunities to increase collective impact among neighborhood-based youth-serving organizations and neighborhood residents. Our Youth Engagement Coordinator works to build relationships with Baybrook’s youth, caregivers, and neighborhood partners, develop youth resident leaders, and is creating opportunities for young people ages middle school through young adult to connect to positive adults, peers, programs, and activities. Through this work, GBA seeks to facilitate a unified, youth-led, adult-supported framework for youth engagement across our neighborhoods.
chosen leaders of baybrook
The Greater Baybrook Alliance is partnering with the City of Refuge Baltimore to stand up a new youth violence prevention opportunity for youth ages 15 to 18 who are at highest risk of future involvement with violence. City of Refuge currently employs a full-time Youth Life Coach who has lived experience and is trained in case management, life coaching and community health advocacy. The Life Coach will be working 15 youth selected to be part of the first Chosen Leaders of Baybrook cohort.
Greater Baybrook Alliance recognizes that sharing educational resources across the City-County line is critical for ensuring the long-term success of local families. We work to support our schools as community hubs, developing resources and expand programming opportunities to better serve our youth.
21st Century Schools - Baltimore INSPIRE Plan
Baltimore City has completed construction of the new $45M Baybrook Elementary Middle School To enhance the connection between the schools and the surrounding neighborhood, the Department of Planning launched a program called INSPIRE (Investing in Neighborhoods and Schools to Promote Improvement, Revitalization, and Excellence) which develops community plans and priorities within a quarter mile walking distance of new schools.
GBA works with area schools to fund project that enhance services and programs for our youth. Learn more about our successful projects including:
Small Grants for Youth! Youth-led Projects
Baybrook E/M Walking School Bus
CSX Sports Complex at Ben Franklin HS
Chesapeake Center for the Arts Maker Space
Kaboom! Playground at Maree G Farring Elementary School
Path Lighting for Baybrook EMS
Boys and Girls Club Site Improvements
MGF Expansion to 301 E. Patapsco