Gifted and Advanced Learning Program (GAL)
The Gifted and Advanced Learning (GAL) Office of City Schools will partner with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) to provide:
1) A science-based mentorship program for identified 3rd grade gifted and advanced learners at select schools; and
2) Positive role models for these students and help to broaden their ideas of what is possible for their contemporary and future selves.
BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Prevention and Intervention for Early Learners Program (PIEL)
The PIEL team's goal is to improve elementary/ middle school student outcomes and reduce the number of students identified for special education services, by providing students with support and services and teachers with tools for their classrooms. The PIEL team provides academic, behavioral, and social and emotional supports to identified elementary/middle school and training to teachers on interventions they can use in the classroom. Medical students will be trained in these interventions and support program teachers and staff.
THE INGENUITY PROJECT
The Ingenuity Project’s mission is to prepare and launch the next diverse generation of nationally competitive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) leaders from Baltimore City Public Schools.
The program is committed to identifying, recruiting, and supporting students with high potential and interest in STEM from historically underserved populations in Baltimore City. Students enroll the 6th and 9th grades through a selective admissions process. Medical students will participate in providing students with rigorous STEM courses and experiences that prepare and inspire a pursuit of advanced STEM curriculum in high school.
UMB PROJECT CURE
Supported by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program, the UMB CURE Scholars Program identifies promising middle school students in Baltimore. The program is designed to offer selected scholars a 5:1 mentor-to-scholar ratio with an after-school component, Saturday tutoring component, and six-week Summer Enrichment component.
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Medical students will become a member of a “Thread Family”, comprised of one student and a group of up to five university/community-based volunteers. Unlike traditional school-based tutoring programs, Thread Families extend support beyond the school day and into the home by creating customized and comprehensive solutions to address the root causes of academic and social challenges.
The Thread Family works to build a deep foundation of trust with their student and with each other, modeling consistency, communication, and persistence. Thread Family members are active agents in their student’s life, often scheduling daily activities that might include packing lunches, providing rides to school, tutoring, a social activity like going out for ice cream or a baseball game, completing college applications, or obtaining daycare for a younger sibling. Each Family has a volunteer Head of Family (HOF), who ensures that their student’s needs are met.
Medical Students will be assigned 1 – 2 middle/high schools students to tutor and assist with homework and other supplemental assignments as directed by the program’s academic coordinator. Participating in squash games with the students is also available.
Working with an interdisciplinary team of a RN, social worker, chaplain, and other health professionals, medical students will provide assistance to the patient, under the direction from of the Associate Clinical Director or Unit Manager. Responsibilities to include: providing emotional psychological support to families and patients, assist with patient care, and attend regular inter disciplinary team meetings.
UMB COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CENTER
The Community Engagement Center gives West Baltimore residents a place to access services promoting neighborhood and economic development. The center brings the University and community together to solve complex and persistent problems that diminish residents’ quality of life.