Powerful Partnerships Supporting Baltimore City Students

City Springs Elementary/Middle School & The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

What Makes This MGP

Each MGP program is wholly designed by teachers from a Baltimore City public school and its partner private school. Because students differ from site to site, programs do too. However, all MGP programs—designed to stimulate, not remediate—embody these principles:

  • Creative, exciting and experienced teachers from public and private schools leading each classroom
  • Rigorous and rewarding academic and enrichment activities during 150 hours of summer programming, with a strong focus on building skills in algebra, writing and reading
  • Projects during the school year that bring students from both schools together to better understand themselves and their city, and to make a difference in their communities.
What Makes This Partnership Unique

Collegiality, trust and respect. These values are at the core of this year-round endeavor focused on shaping the lives of the young men who are a part of it. This partnership emphasizes discussion and emotional health, social, interpersonal and life skills to build hope for the future and inspire academic achievement.

In addition to MGP’s core focus on algebra, writing and reading, this partnership engages students in:

  • Peer mentoring
  • Storytelling
  • Leadership training
  • Challenge course
  • Visual art
  • Study of local history
  • Team sports
  • Financial literacy
  • YouthWorks

“A positive experience that I had at MGP this summer was just to have a positive attitude towards others and to enjoy all of the activities. Everything was positive so therefore my whole summer at MGP has been a positive experience.”

Recent Highlights

Inspired by African Folk tales students are creating their own stories, myths and symbols as a way to explore their identities. Students are making a mural to unite their community while still celebrating the individual at the same time. The boys gathered at the Boys’ Latin Art Gallery for a powerful exhibit of their artwork .

Middle Grades Partnership