Powerful Partnerships Supporting Baltimore City Students
Inside Middle Grades Partnership
A day in the life of MGP students.
#BattleScars2016 (City Springs | Boys Latin | MGP) Baltimore
Middle Grades Partnership (MGP) increases opportunities for academically promising Baltimore City middle school youth through public and private school partnerships. This summer, 400 students across eight partnerships participated in a five week academically rigorous summer program.
One particular site, the partnership between City Springs Elementary/Middle School and Boys' Latin struck gold when agreeing to bring the Pens Of Power Literacy & Mentoring Program (P.O.P) to Baltimore after a ringing endorsement from Co-Director Kenji Jackson.
Kel Spencer, owner and visionary of the P.O.P., spent four - three hour days with the MGP students. After teaching the boys the three components of a thesis, Spencer had the boys come up with several hash tags based on things relevant to them. Ultimately brutality and stereotypes came to the surface.
Spencer divided the boys into three groups (researchers/emcees/screenwriters) in preparation for writing an original rap. These three groups conducted research on the topic, wrote the lyrics, the hook, and created the concept for a video to coincide with the rap song. They titled the song #BattleScars and a professional videographer filmed and edited their work.
Growing Girls and Gardens- Middle Grades Partnership (MGP)
An overview of the MGP program, Growing Girls and Gardens. A partnership between Academy for College and Career ...
Middle Grades Partnership
Event at Gertrude's on April 22, 2015.
Growing Girls and Gardens (MGP)- Creating a New Image for People of Color
8th grade girls made a short video to combat racial stereotypes for people of color.
Growing Girls and Gardens (MGP)- Creating a Positive Image for the City of Baltimore
In response to negative media coverage following the Baltimore riots, 9th grade girls created a short video to promote the city of ...
Growing Girls and Gardens (MGP)- Promoting Positive Female Images
7th grade girls create a short video clip that advocates to stop name-calling.