After-School Programs (2015-2016)
Moravia is currently RYP’s largest site, with 55 pre-K through 5th grade students attending this location to receive snacks, homework help, extra English lessons, and community arts integration. RYP students are given safe transportation home each day and go on 1-2 cultural field trips during the semester. The majority of the students at this site come from Bhutan, Iraq, Eritrea, and DR Congo.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:45 p.m., September 29-December 9
RYP’s after-school program at Patterson brings together refugee high school students from across the city of Baltimore. Youth work with volunteer tutors to complete homework assignments, finish school projects, or practice English. In 2014, students also had the option of attending a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Nursing program. This site serves Bhutanese, Iraqi, Eritrean, and Congolese students who are in the 9th to 12th grades.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:35-5:15 p.m., September 29-December 9
RYP recently started after-school programming in the Catonsville area to support the academic and social development of students from Myanmar. In the past six years, more than 1,400 refugees from Myanmar have been resettled in Baltimore County, many of whom are youth from the Chin ethnic minority. RYP provides snacks, tutoring support, recreation opportunities, field trips and community arts lessons to middle and high school students at this site.
Mondays and Thursdays, 3:45-5:45 p.m., September 28-December 7
To learn more about how you can become a tutor for refugee youth, please contact Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-558-3258. All volunteers are required to submit an application, pass a background check, and attend orientation prior to volunteering. Internships also available.
Upcoming orientation dates for Fall 2015-NEW!
As a first step, all volunteers must attend an orientation prior to becoming a tutor. Volunteer placements are contingent upon completing the entire application process (filling out a volunteer application, passing a background check and attending orientation) and occur on a rolling basis until spots are filled. Application forms will be emailed to you or made available at our orientation session.
New volunteer orientations for tutors are hosted throughout the month of September ONLY. Orientations are 2.5 to 3 hours long and include an overview of refugee resettlement, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, and tutor training.
We recommend attending a training that is specific to your affiliation or site, but volunteers can attend any training that fits in their schedules. You are expected to attend the entire duration of the training.
Dates are subject to change if number of attendees is lower than expected. We request that you fill out the following form to RSVP for the orientation so we can prepare enough materials.
Please sign up for an orientation using this form.
- Wednesday, September 2nd from 4-7 pm (Baltimore Resettlement Center)
- Tuesday, September 8 from 3:30-6:30 pm (Towson)
- Monday, September 14 from 4-7 pm (UMBC)
- Thursday, September 17 from 3-6 pm (Catonsville High School)
- Saturday, September 19 from 9 am-12 pm (Loyola)
- Tuesday, September 22 from 3:30-6:30 pm (Notre Dame Prep High School)
- Wednesday, September 23 from 3:30-6:30 pm (JHU)