Uplifting Our Youth After School Program
Uplifting Our Youth powered by HeartSmiles offers a free after school program designed to provide academic services that teach, motivate and equip Baltimore’s at-risk youth with the knowledge and skills needed to excel educationally and professionally. This program was strategically and specifically developed and designed in order to provide additional resources to Baltimore City Public School students via mentoring and academic services. The Program’s core goals are to ensure that student participants are performing at or above grade level and to provide mentoring services that will address specific issues and/or concerns that can or could limit or prohibit their educational success.
HeartSmiles and BLISS Driving Academy have partnered to provide Baltimore’s Youth with an opportunity to attend a seven week entrepreneur program. This program teaches the fundamentals of creating an entrepreneurial mindset and building a business. The goal of this partnership is to provide participants will have a better understanding of the basics of entrepreneurship and its components.
Part-Time Parent Program
The Part-time Parent Program is an innovative approach to helping parents and teachers stay connected through the use of a HeartSmiles advocate, a Part-time Parent. The Part-Time parent would attend parent/teacher conferences and individual teacher meetings to discuss your child’s academic and behavior standing. Part-Time Parents will give the working parent a seat at the table when they are unavailable.
Group Home Project
The HeartSmiles Group Home Project is a community effort geared towards supporting our youth as they transition through childhood and into adulthood. We are in the process of owning and operating youth group homes specifically designed to provide a family-like environment and nurturing support system for children in need. Our children come from broken homes, have been abused or are facing homelessness due to no fault of their own.