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  • Kids learn team building skills...

  • Kids learn yoga as part of our 6-week Step It Up program in partnership with Pip Moyer Rec Center

  • Box of Rain kids learn maritime skills, such as sailing, kayaking, and rowing. Our 7-week summer camp is completely free to participants.

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  • Our Charting Careers program puts our kids on the path to independence with programming starting in 5th grade and progressing to intensive 1:1 career and college guidance in high school.

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Welcome to Box of Rain!

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OUR 3RD QUARTER REPORT: MAKING THE LEAP TO INDEPENDENCE is now available for review! 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AT BOX OF RAIN

SATURDAYS THIS WINTER...WE'VE GOT 17 KIDS IN OUR BUILD A BOAT PROGRAM! FOLLOW THEIR PROGRESS AT http://www.boxofrainannapolis.org/day2.  

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TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS JANUARY THROUGH MAY... 100 BOOK CHALLENGE AT WOODSIDE GARDENS

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STARTING THIS WINTER...CREATE THE STORY OF YOU AT EASTPORT ELEMENTARY!

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OUR HIGH SCHOOL CHARTING CAREERS KIDS CONTINUE THEIR FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP AND COLLEGE ADVISING SESSIONS!

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NEWS 

  • Box of Rain won a two-year grant totaling $30,000 from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The grant funded Renee Sherwood as our new Education Director.
  • In partnership with Key School, Director of College Advising Laura Burrell Baxter and her independent school colleagues, including Kim Coughlin, Co-Director of College Counseling at Severn School, have been delivering college advising services to our Charting Careers students.
  • The College of Education at Towson University (TU) introduces Charting Careers students to the college experience, beginning as early as middle school. Box of Rain students took an in-depth college tour in October, courtesy of the College of Education at TU, led by Dr. Molly Mee, Department Chair and Professor of the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education at Towson. Dr. Mee also serves on the Charting Careers Advisory Panel, where she will lend her expertise to ensuring that the program optimally prepares students for paths to independence.
  • And in a continuing partnership, First National Bank has been facilitating a series of financial literacy workshops that educate and inspire Charting Careers students to establish, maintain, and grow healthy financial habits.

Box of Rain is a 501(c)3 organization that offers year-round programming designed to inspire and encourage Annapolis area youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances. Our mentoring focus helps Box of Rain kids build self-esteem, develop life skills, and earn a sense of accomplishment that leads to positive contributions to our community.

Our program has mentored more than 500 kids right here in Annapolis. We work with area school guidance counselors to build participation. The program is free to participants. Many of our kids joined the program as elementary school students and are now working as Box of Rain counselors. Some are now in college. All will tell you that the Box of Rain experience changed their lives.

Box of Rain depends on the generous contributions of area residents and business. We welcome donations and volunteer services, and thank those who have contributed so generously to our success.

 

Special Thanks To Our Premiere Sponsors...

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ALSO THANKS TO OUR LEADER SPONSORS!

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Without the generosity of businesses like these, Box of Rain would not exist. It takes a village! Click here to see the donors, corporate sponsors, grant makers, and in-kind contributors who make it all possible!