OUR 3RD QUARTER REPORT: MAKING THE LEAP TO INDEPENDENCE is now available for review!
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS FALL AT BOX OF RAIN
Our 8th–12th graders got an up close and personal look at Towson University this month during an all-day tour of campus. Our kids got to sit in on classes and be a student for the day!
October 2—Charting Careers High School program begins
October 5—Charting Careers Create the Story of You begins at Tyler Heights Elementary
October 10—Charting Careers Middle School program begins
October 16—Charting Careers College Advising meeting at Key School
October 19—Towson College All-Day Tour
October 25—Charting Careers Create the Story of You begins at Hillsmere Elementary
October 26—Charting Careers College Advising meeting at Key School
October 30—Charting Careers Volunteer & Mentor Program Information Night, Heritage Baptist Church
December 1—Holiday Angels—Adopt a Box of Rain angel for the holiday!
December 15—Barnes & Noble Fundraiser for Box of Rain's Charting Careers & 100 Book Challenge programs
December 23—Bykes for Tykes event with Next Big Things Productions at Green Turtle
December 27—Box of Rain Kids Holiday Party
- Box of Rain wins two-year grant totaling $30,000 from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The grant funds a new Education Director position for our Charting Careers Program, and Renee Sherwood steps into the role this month. Congrats, Renee!
- The high school program is offering some exciting new services this Fall. In partnership with Key School, Director of College Advising Laura Burrell Baxter is bringing together her independent school colleagues, including Kim Coughlin, Co-Director of College Counseling at Severn School, to deliver college advising services to our Charting Careers students.
- The College of Education at Towson University (TU) will introduce Charting Careers students to the college experience, beginning as early as middle school. Box of Rain students will receive 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 has also agreed to serve 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 will develop and facilitate a series of financial literacy workshops beginning this Fall that will both 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.