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Baltimore Will Grow & Prosper

If We Develop Each

Child First!

Child First is dedicated to helping youth and strengthening families by providing high-quality community schools, after-school and summer learning programs that promote academic achievement, social and emotional well-being, and parent leadership.

25 Years of Support and Success

This year marks our 25th anniversary and we couldn’t be prouder of all we have achieved. From our supporters to our volunteers, we have managed to build young minds and bodies through our community-school partnerships, after-school programs, and summer programs. We are now in 14 schools and excited for what the future holds.

Our Stories and Updates

Our Stories
Child First Authority

Middle School Magic

In 2016, the Mayor and City Council committed $12 million to establish the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund. Child First was one of the inaugural grantees and received generous funding

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