For high school students: Get an early start on college!
College Readiness Academy
In this 10-week program during the spring and fall semesters, we go to partner high schools to preview college-level math and reading/writing to make sure you're ready for college and to prepare you for possible entry into our Dual Enrollment program. In Dual Enrollment, you can earn college credit while you're still in high school. We teach between 160 and 200 students each semester, and we've been doing this since 2009.
In this five-week summer program, you'll earn one college credit and be welcomed into the UB community. To participate, you'll register for and be paid by (yes, you get paid to learn!) YouthWorks, a division of the Maryland Office of Employment Development, and you can get connected with us through your local community-based organization. If you pass this course, you're eligible for our Dual Enrollment program in future semesters.
B-Power Update, Fall 2018
The Office of Early College Initiatives now partners with thirteen B-Power high schools, and five middle schools. High school students take classes either in our College Readiness Academy or a University of Baltimore Dual Enrollment course. Some of our high school partners include ACCE, The Academy for College and Career Exploration, Baltimore Design School, BLSYW, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Carver, St. Frances Academy, and Western. Our middle school partners include Hampden Elementary/Middle, Midtown Academy, and City Springs. Middle school students get information about college expectations from a UB professor and get a chance to tour UB's campus.
Summer Success Leaders program
Success Leaders serve as role models and attend workshops on Professional Communication, Mentoring, and Community Engagement. In addition to leadership workshops, students visit cultural sites in and around UB such as The Walter's Art Gallery, The Washington Monument, and Station North. The program's finale is usually a presentation on a community organization or a topic of community interest. Success Leaders are also paid by YouthWorks and take workshops on Financial Literacy, Workplace Readiness, Teamwork, and Future Planning. If you're interested in becoming a Success Leader for 2019, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.