Money Matters Event

Join us on Saturday April 1st 2023 from 10am to 1pm at the Harriet Tubman Cultural center for financial literacy activities for youth ages 8 - 17.  The youth will visit various stations and learn how to stay within budget.  There will be adult activities also.  

Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project

The Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project is an after-school tutoring program that provides academic support for elementary school students (grades 1-5). Children are paired with Johns Hopkins University students and receive one-on-one tutoring in reading and math. Tutoring takes place on the Johns Hopkins undergraduate campus. Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are required for participation. 

You Can Read Project for Students (Age 8-13) for English and Spanish Speaking Students

You Can Read Program is a Howard County funded  innovative reading proficiency program for students experiencing reading proficiency problems. Classes begin Saturday, February 11, 2023, thru September 2023 from 1-3PM except for holiday weekends; and are  staffed with a Masters level, certified Reading Specialist, currently working in HCPPS Schools and a bilingual Assistant. The project is designed to improve student reading, comprehension, listening, communication skills and reading levels.

Mental and Emotional Health Support Group for Youth Age 10-13.

Support group provides youth with tools and coping mechanisms to promote positive mental and emotional health (age 8-13).Studies show a rise in suicidal ideations, anxiety, stress, depression, and low self-esteem among this population during the COVID. Often youth are unable to identify or express what they feel and neither have they developed adequate coping skills to address them or know where to go or to whom. We offer youth a safe place to get peer & adult support to promote mental, emotional wellness and grow their self-esteem.

Free Life Skills Classes (and recruiting high school volunteer )

Life Skills classes for HoCo students in grades 6-9. We will consider requests for slightly younger or older.

Eight online sessions will be offered Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 & March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5 to 6:30 pm on Zoom. Designed to promote positive health and personal development. If you have questions about the appropriateness for your students, email Lifeskills@hcdrugfree.org. We encourage siblings and friends to take these classes together.


Interested in computer science, free food, and coding with friends to win prizes? If so, come to QuHacks, a local hackathon (coding competition) for high schoolers and middle schoolers! The event will be on Saturday, January 14th, 2023, at Howard Community College from 9AM to 6PM. All experience levels are welcome, and attendees are free to come with a team of friends or make new friends at the event!

Peer-to-Peer (Mentoring&Tutoring Program)


The P2P Program is a peer mentoring and academic tutoring program. Highly qualified senior students(Helpers) serve as mentors to younger students (Buddies). A Helper student provides academic resource to their buddy partner. The P2P program marks its 16th anniversary this year, providing many benefits for social development and academic success. Helpers who fulfill the required service hours are eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award PVSA).

Who? Buddy: 1st - 9th/ Helper: 9th - 12th (GPA above 3.7)

Registration? 01/09/23(Mon) - 01/22/23(Sun)

Center for Creative and Learning, Inc

The Center for Creative Life and Learning, Inc is a 501(c) 3 tax non-profit organization providing the following community services to youth and families.

1. Mentoring, Leadership and Enrichment Programs for three distinct age groups; 8-12. 11-13, and 14-17. Also offers a Leadership Development Academy and Youth Advocates Program for students 13-17. Meets Saturdays

2.Reading Proficiency program, "You Can Read" for English and Spanish speaking students 8-12 years of age.