Nina Manzo

YouthWorks

YouthWorks is Baltimore City’s summer job program offering thousands of youth five-week job experiences with non-profit, government and private-sector employees. At TouchPoint, we held two sessions for YouthWorks students, ages 14-16, as they listened to local professionals and employers discuss the importance of personal values, goal setting, making positive impressions, respecting yourself and others, as …

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Skills for Success

Our Skills for Success program connects students with a mentor. Our professional, well-educated mentors speak candidly with the young people on topics such as integrity, honesty, respect, long-term goals, self-presentation, language and being prepared to let go. At the end of the year, there is a special holiday event where students have an opportunity to …

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Healthy Cooking Classes

We partnered with the American Heart Association to offer free cooking classes for community members. Participating individuals learned how to prepare heart-healthy meals and took the food home to their families.

STEM Saturdays

Whiting-Turner volunteers, Tori Henck and Breana Garvin, hosted a four-week Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program for children in the community. The exploration activities included oil spills, gumdrop bridge, slime making and gingerbread house earthquakes.

Musical Morning

We partnered with Karen Lowry Tucker, professional violinist from the Kennedy Center, to offer free violin lessons to elementary students. She shared her journey, explained the making of a violin and demonstrated the unique styles of music one can play on the violin.

Youth Health Fair

We partnered with the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital and our community partner, Jacqueline Caldwell, to host our annual Youth Health Fair for newborn to young adults. We held a variety of on-site health screenings and gave referrals including behavioral and developmental pediatrics neonatology, endocrinology patients program, growth and nutrition, dental, child psychiatry, pulmonology/allergy, genetics …

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Harlem Lacrosse

Career Day High school students from Harlem Lacrosse, a non-profit organization, participated in a career day at TouchPoint. The students met with professionals face-to-face to learn about careers and challenges, and also received words of encouragement. Afterwards, each student provided feedback during a round-table discussion and were provided with business cards to follow-up with the …

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Camp NAWIC

We partnered with the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) to host Camp NAWIC, a free five-week long day camp for young ladies in grades 7-12. Camp NAWIC was designed to introduce the students to the construction industry through hands-on experience, while visiting companies and talking one-on-one with professional females in these roles.

Yes, I Can!

Yes, I Can! was an inaugural event held at TouchPoint to show young ladies that they can be anything they want to be. The young ladies heard from firefighters, architects and FBI agents. In addition to the presenters, the young ladies spoke one-on-one with representatives from BGE, Whiting-Turner, the Annie Casey Foundation, NAWIC, Philanthropy Tank, …

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