Press Releases

93 Baltimore City Students Graduate from Youth Opportunity (YO!)

Youth Opportunity (YO!) Baltimore hosted a special graduation event this evening for its 2014 class of 93 young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional settings. The event honored 57 students who graduated from the YO! Academy, an alternative high school that operates in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, and 36 young people who earned their Maryland high school diplomas through the city’s two YO! Baltimore centers in East and West Baltimore. 

Academy for College and Career Exploration Class of 2014 Celebrates Graduation

The Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE) hosted a special commencement Friday, May 30 for its 2014 class of 80 graduates. The ceremony was held at Johns Hopkins University’s Shriver Hall. “I am so proud of all of our graduates who have shown the fortitude and discipline required to complete this phase of their education,” said ACCE Principal Quinhon Goodlowe.

Ninety-Three Baltimore City Students to Graduate from Youth Opportunity (YO!)

Youth Opportunity (YO!) Baltimore will host a special graduation event for its 2014 class of 93 young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional settings. Fifty-seven students will graduate from the YO! Academy, an alternative high school that operates in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. They will share the stage with 36 young people who earned their high school diplomas through the two YO! centers in East and West Baltimore. Ms. Shina Parker, a local entrepreneur and CEO, will deliver the keynote address.

YO! Baltimore Provides Insights in “Don’t Call Them Dropouts” MOED

Several youth from Baltimore City participated in a national study conducted by America’s Promise Alliance. The study participants from Baltimore are all members of Youth Opportunity (YO!) Baltimore, which serves out-of-school, out-of-work teens and young adults. The America’s Promise Alliance report, Don’t Call Them Dropouts,revealed that students who leave high school without graduating do so not out of boredom or lack of motivation, but because...

Rawlings-Blake, GBC President Don Fry to Encourage Private Sector Hiring For YouthWorks Through Hire One Youth Initiative

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry will announce the progress of Hire One Youth, which is the private-sector hiring component of Baltimore City’s nationally recognized YouthWorks summer jobs program, and encourage companies to hire at least one job-ready youth this summer.

Rawlings-Blake, GBC President Don Fry to Encourage Private Sector Hiring For YouthWorks Through Hire One Youth Initiative

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry will announce the progress of Hire One Youth, which is the private-sector hiring component of Baltimore City’s nationally recognized YouthWorks summer jobs program, and encourage companies to hire at least one job-ready youth this summer.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake, GBC President Fry Encourage Private Sector to “Hire One Youth”

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry, Wells Fargo Regional President Andrew Bertamini, and others to encourage private-sector employers to join the YouthWorks “Hire One Youth” campaign.

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