WHEN WAS IT STARTED?
The Young Man Camp was first initiated in July of summer 2007.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION?
Students who apply must be male students, are typically enrolled in a public school in Maryland, and are matriculating through high school. It is also typical, but not mandatory, that our students come from a female headed household, are part of the free/reduced lunch program, and are in a low performing school as determined by the Maryland State Department of Education standardized testing.
ARE THERE ANY CHARGES OR FEES FOR PARTICIPATION?
As in previous years, students/families have not been required to pay a fee for admission/participation in the program. Currently all trips, educational, and mentoring services remain free to participants.
WHY IS THE PROGRAM USEFUL?
Through various critical thinking experiences, the program provides underserved male students an opportunity to constructively use their time over the summer. They will network with successful professionals who have come from similar circumstances and be exposed to college and career planning and mentoring. Students will also learn effective study skills, sound decision making habits, and how to become responsible and productive
citizens. In terms of formal outcomes, each participant is required to complete a Career Decision Making Inventory, an African-American history and culture exam, complete 3-5 hours of volunteer service, and write a 2-3 paper on their prospective career.