Afterschool & Summer Programs
City Springs prides itself in offering students a variety of enriching and exciting afterschool and summer programs. Below is a list of all current on- and off-site offerings. For more information on our afterschool programming, contact Ms. Emily Garrish via phone at 410-396-9165 or via email at ELGarrish@bcps.k12.md.us.
City Springs wants to improve student achievement, school attendance, and student health and wellness through athletics. Many of our students are highly motivated to participate in athletics. We will use this desire to ensure that student achievement improves and that students set academic achievement goals and personal standards that exceed their present goals and standards. Click here for more information on our athletic programs.
Child First Out of School Time
Child First proudly partners with City Springs to provide a comprehensive and engaging afterschool program for students in grades K-5 that runs for 2 hours on Monday through Thursday. The first hour focuses on academic enrichment. Children are grouped into 6 classes by ability level and focus on strengthening math, language, and reading skills. For the second hour, students choose from an array of enrichment classes and activities. Current offerings include: yoga, fitness, art, boy’s and girl’s mentoring, young achievers (manners and leadership skills), drama, Lego building and engineering, and board games.
For more information on Child First’s afterschool programming, please contact our Community School Coordinator Mr. Ahmad Collick via phone at 410-396-9165 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baltimore Urban Debate League uses the art of debate to change lives. BUDL promotes the use of argumentation and debate as tools to engage students in critical thinking and develop educated, informed, and confident voices that improve life opportunities. By creating learning opportunities through competitive debate, they support and inform the educational reform and revitalization efforts underway in our district. Through the motivation and thrill of competitive debate, BUDL works to improve self-esteem, close the opportunity gap, improve graduation rates and access to higher education.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows her limitless potential and boldly pursues her dreams. Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. Students begin by learning the basics of running, including proper breathing, stretching before the run, and building up endurance. After months of practice, the program culminates when the girls compete in a 5K run. We are grateful to our partner CareFirst for making it possible to have Girls on the Run at City Springs.
Middle Grades Partnership
For over 10 years, Middle Grades Partnership has been changing the trajectory of the lives of Baltimore middle school students. MGP brings together public-private school partnerships to provide exceptional programming that halts summer learning loss, balances enrichment with skill development and brings communities together to address silos of race, class and opportunity. City Springs currently supports two MGP programs, a boy’s partnership with Boys’ Latin School of Maryland and a girl’s partnership with Garrison Forest School.
The POWER House Community Center
The POWER House offers year-round out-of-school time programming focused on five core areas: education and career development, civic development, health and life skills, the arts, and health and wellness. POWER is an acronym for Providing Opportunities to Work, Expand, and Rise. The POWER House community center is located directly in Perkins Homes, Baltimore’s largest public housing community and the home of many City Springs families.
Sisters Circle provides long-term mentoring to foster meaningful and sustainable change in the lives of girls and young women in Baltimore. Through monthly cultural, educational and recreational events, Sisters Circle students gain exposure to the world beyond their front doorstep and benefit from our community of support.
The Under Armour House at Fayette
The UA House serves over one hundred students with daily academic enrichment, health, sports and physical fitness education, and career development. The UA House at Fayette features a covered turf field (sponsored by the Baltimore Ravens), a tutoring center, a workforce development and entrepreneurship lab, a dance and yoga studio, a music education and recording studio, and a neighborhood kitchen.
Young Kings’ Leadership Academy serves Baltimore City middle school students and illuminates their full potential by providing unique learning opportunities beyond the classroom. They cultivate scholars to enthusiastically strive for academic excellence and transformational leadership that positively impact the culture of their school and the communities that they live in.