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The mission of the Liberty Learning Center (LLC) is to help break the cycle of poverty, incarceration, addiction, and crime in Baltimore City by providing quality youth development programs through after-school, mentoring, and summer programs for chi... Read more
The mission of the Liberty Learning Center (LLC) is to help break the cycle of poverty, incarceration, addiction, and crime in Baltimore City by providing quality youth development programs through after-school, mentoring, and summer programs for children and youths between the ages of 4 to 18.
Liberty Learning Center ............Breaking the cycle
Since 2004, the LLC has provided year-round programs to help break the cycle of addiction, poverty, and crime. The LLC supports adults through education and workforce development training. The LLC’s licensed child care centers provide a safe environment and engaging activities for youth of all ages within some of the most impoverished areas of Baltimore City.
The LLC Mentoring Program provides mentoring services for at-risk young people aged 4 to 18. LLC mentoring relationships assist children who are at risk of engaging in negative behaviors that may lead to school drop-out and/or arrest.
Mentors are young people, old people, empty nesters, single people, people who have children and people who don't. Mentors are adults that have a heart for helping a child in need. Urban children need to know that someone cares about whether they stay in school, off drugs, and out of jail. They need to know that someone will remember their birthdays, graduation days, and holidays. Mentors make a huge difference in the lives of at-risk children. They commit to working with a child for a minimum of 4 hours a month for one year.
Children cannot raise themselves. They need caring individuals to help them when no one else will. We connect mentors to children and their caregivers so that they can arrange a time and place to meet. We also provide screening, training, and monthly activities. We give priority to children with incarcerated parents, but we provide mentors for other at-risk youth as well.