Program Name: Jewels & GEMs Civic Leadership Club
Award Amount: $196,073.33
Partner(s): Beadly Speaking Jewelry, Restorative Response Baltimore
Project Description: The Ryan Institute, LLC will utilize funding from the BCY Fund to expand and enhance their existing JEWELs and GEMs Civic Leadership Mentoring Club. The funding will allow The Ryan Institute to increase the number of scholars served in a school year, in addition to increasing the frequency of meetings and improve data gathering and tracking. Over the past 3 years, the program has served over 200 scholars, 75 scholars on average yearly, in an abridged version of the proposed mentoring club in four partner schools. The club has contributed to Strengthening the Village by teaching scholars the importance of team building through their BeMore Step Team and Step 101 clinics and youth led school campus clean-ups.
The grant will allow the organization to expand their reach from 75 scholars annually to 160 scholars annually.