To provide scholarships for selected underachieving students from Baltimore City for the 2002-2003 school year. The grant also includes funding for the salary of a retention counselor whose responsibilities are to encourage positive attitudes, appropriate social behavior and academic achievement.
For continued support of SuperKids Camp 2002, a six-week summer educational, cultural and recreational program for third-grade Baltimore City public school students performing below grade level.
For support of the Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship Summer 2002 Program. The program placed 12 graduate and six undergraduate students in City agencies for ten weeks during the summer. The purpose of the program is to generate interest in pursuing careers in Baltimore City government among qualified university students.
Toward staffing costs of the Adopt-a-School Initiative.
In support of an event to benefit Teach For America and Maryland's Initiative for New Teachers.
Toward the establishment of a Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) Academy, a middle school (grades 5 to 8) based on high expectations for academic achievement and conduct, extended day, community leadership skill training, music training, mandatory enrichment weekend programs and summer school.
For the establishment of The Abell Foundation Award in Urban Policy. The award will be given to a student who authors the most outstanding urban policy paper, based on original research, offering recommendations, remedies or strategies on an issue facing Baltimore City.
For continued support of the 2002-2003 Ingenuity Project, an intensive math and science curriculum for Baltimore City public middle- and high-school students, with emphasis on scientific research and preparation for national competitions.
In support of the 2002 Baltimore Independent School Learning Camp, a summer enrichment program for Baltimore City public school students.
Two grants for expenses related to the ongoing evaluation of the academic performance rates of former Baltimore City public school students now attending parochial schools, as compared to a selected peer group in the Baltimore City Public School System.