Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength is a peer leadership and suicide prevention program open to 9th-12th graders in Howard County. Peer leaders work with adult advisors to design creative mental health awareness campaigns, while developing leadership skills and knowledge around mental health. Sources of Strength gives students an opportunity to create positive social change by using their voice and social influence to prevent suicide. The program is free and will meet in-person and virtually. Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 pm.

Stemtree For All, Stemtree of Columbia

Stemtree is more than an enrichment program. We bring basic science to life through our Science, Engineering, and Technology Workouts! Your student will engage in hands-on learning with coding, robotics, science, electricity & electronics. Each student will have a customized learning program that meets them at their level with no repetitive sessions. Programs in Columbia:


Y-KNOT Inc. presents MentorMe. This mentoring opportunity offers young people an opportunity to have an individual to help guide them through certain aspects of life.  Research has shown that mentoring can have the following impacts:

  • Overall academic performance.
  • Positive self image.
  • Increased self motivation.
  • Reduction in inappropriate behavior.
  • Improves attitudes towards school and future.



Virtual Global Learning Experience: Learn Spanish

This is an opportunity for students to learn Spanish and Central American culture. All lessons and activities will be online.  Students are paired with an individual instructor in Guatemala who will begin with the appropriate proficiency level of Spanish. The 10 hours of lessons can be scheduled for times that are best for you. Five, one-hour cultural activity sessions are scheduled throughout the two-week period. Sessions will be recorded and available should a session be missed.

Y-Knot TOPTE Leadership Academy

This FREE eight-week TOPTE Leadership Academy includes interactive workshops on topics such as branding, association, studying, investing, character and success.  In essence we are going back to B.A.S.I.C.S. The program is one day a week on Thursday's, Sept. 24-Nov. 18, 2012, 6:30-8:30p.m.

The TOPTE Leadership Academy will:

·    Identify your personal leadership style.

·    Recognize your weaknesses and strengths.

·    Work on assertiveness and self-confidence.

·    Enhance public speaking abilities.

STEPS Tutoring and College Advising

STEPS offers personalized, one-on-one tutoring for kindergarten to 8th grade in English, Writing, Math, and Science. We foster long-term relationships between students and their tutors, where our tutors double as mentors. Whether it is catching up or getting head, we will create a tailored curriculum plan that caters to your student's specific needs and learning style. All profits are donated towards improving education in underserved areas!

AST Tutoring

AST is offering FREE virtual, ongoing one-on-one homework help for all middle school students in a similar model to the high school honor society tutoring programs. Students may receive free assistance with homework assignments in the 4 core subjects: Math, English, Science, or Social Studies. These help sessions occur at designated times during the week. For students that need a unique perspective, experienced help, or enrichment, Homework Help is an amazing and accessible tool to supplement day to day in-school learning.


FREE online tutoring, ES and MS students, weekends and weekdays for K-8. We are a youth-led organization that aims to assist students during online school with free online tutoring. Our tutors are highly qualified high school students who hope to make a difference in their community during this challenging time.