Baltimore City Students to Graduate from Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore Programs

Students previously disengaged from school or work earn diplomas and face a brighter future 

WHAT:          
Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore will host a special graduation event for its 2019 class of 30 young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional school settings. Maryland State Senator Cory McCray, Baltimore City, District 45 will be the keynote speaker and address students from the Westside YO Center, the Eastside YO Center and the YO Academy.

WHEN:         
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6 p.m. 

WHERE:        
Baltimore City Community College
Fine Arts Building
2901 Liberty Heights Ave. 
Baltimore, MD 21215

BACKGROUND:
Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore is operated by the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s Youth Services Division. Since 2000, YO has served more than 8,000 teens and young adults who were previously disconnected from traditional school settings and unemployed. The YO Academy is an alternative high school program operated in partnership by MOED and the Baltimore City Public School System. YO Academy serves students who are over-aged and under-credited. YO Centers provide academic support including GED, career/job training, advocacy, mentoring and health and social support services to out-of-school or out-of-work city youth. Key YO partners include the Baltimore City Department of Juvenile Services, Baltimore City Public Schools, Civic Works, HEBCAC, the Family League of Baltimore and FHI 360.

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