What We Do / Youth Services


Working with children from their earliest years through their graduation day, our approach to youth programs and community schools provides a continuum of opportunities and services for students from kindergarten to college and career. We employ a full-service community schools strategy that promotes student achievement, and positive conditions for learning and the well-being of families and communities.

Elev8 Baltimore

Elev8 Baltimore is an educational enrichment program that ensures students in the middle grades (5-8) succeed in school and in life. Launched in 2009, Elev8 Baltimore provides out-of-school time opportunities, school-based health services, and resources, support, and outreach for the families they serve. By partnering with schools and the surrounding community, our goal is to make sure that every student is ready to succeed in high school and beyond.

  • We engage families and students so that they can be effective advocates for themselves and their communities;
  • We provide coordinated services and opportunities that every child needs and deserves;
  • We work to change the policies and practices of schools, government agencies, community organizations and others to strengthen their focus on student success.

Learn more about this successful initiative at their website here.

Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP)

In partnership with the Institute for Educational Leadership, Humanim provides a career-focused mentoring program for Baltimore City youth with disabilities or those at-risk or involved with the juvenile justice system. Youth between the ages of 15 and 17 participate in weekly group career development sessions, receive individualized mentoring from industry leaders and complete high-tech STEM projects that are showcased at a year-end celebration. Youth who participate in RAMP in 11th grade will also be screened for eligibility to enroll in Humanim’s Start On Success (SOS) Program during their senior year.