Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8
Through community schools, strong out of school time programs, and food access services, we can enhance learning opportunities and nutritional needs for children in Baltimore City. Family League is a proud member of the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading, which is “a collaborative effort to increase literacy scores for Baltimore City 3rd graders by 100% by 2020.”
An abundance of research shows the importance of attendance on all levels of academic achievement and career success. We know students cannot increase their academic potential if they are not present and ready to learn. In addition, healthy and regular meals are key to a child’s physical, intellectual, and emotional development.
Family League strives to produce the best possible outcomes for children by working with our partners to:
Improve student attendance rates
- During the 2013-2014 school year, 19 percent of students in grades K-5 missed 20 days or more of school each year—putting them at risk of failing or dropping out early in their academic careers. Family League is helping to slash that statistic.
- Only 11 percent of students regularly attending our out of school time programs during the school year were chronically absent.
Support high quality extended learning opportunities
- In FY 2015, The After School Corporation (TASC) in partnership with Family League launched ExpandED 2.0 in Baltimore.
- This initiative, aligned with the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading, works to expand the school day for all students in Kindergarten to 3rdgrade with a focus on literacy.
Provide children with the nutritious meals they need to to maintain their well-being
- To make sure young people receive nourishing meals each day, Family League focuses its nutrition services on reaching children wherever they are: at home, in school, after school and during the summer.
- Family League serves approximately 10,000 daily snacks & meals through Family League’s involvement in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
- During summer, Family League goes to community sites around the city and uses mobile food vans to serve food to children so that they get the nutrition they need to grow, learn and thrive.