The 6th Branch

The 6th Branch

Program Name: Dr. Bernard Harris, Sr., Elementary School Youth Basketball and Mentorship

Award Amount: $4,333.33

Project Description: The 6th Branch (T6B) is a veteran-led community organization that supports neighborhood associations and leaders in Baltimore City. Through an AmeriCorps Fellowship from 2015-2017, T6B helped an Oliver resident form a mentorship through basketball program centered at Dr. Bernard Harris, Sr., Elementary School. The program, OC 250, is as an after-school program that engages students in mentorship and organized sports with basketball as a medium. The program has 22 youth and is designed to improve attendance and grades and to learn the fundamentals of teamwork in a semi-competitive environment.

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