What is Maryland’s BOOST Program? Apply today!

What is Maryland’s BOOST Program? Apply today!

Established in 2016, Maryland’s Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides vouchers to low-income students to attend eligible nonpublic schools. Scholarships are provided to families eligible for the free/reduced-price lunch program, and are given based on household income, with lower incomes served first. BOOST is the nation’s 26th voucher program and throughout the state, and 10% of families with children throughout Maryland are income-eligible. During the 2018-2019 fiscal school year, the State of Maryland allocated $7.6 million for BOOST scholarships. There were 3,410 participating students during that school year as well. With about 176 participating schools, there […]

Celebrate Read Across America All Year Long

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Every year on March 2nd, the National Education Association observes Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)’s birthday by celebrating Read Across America Day. Started in 1997, the educational initiative is an endeavor to inspire students to read all year long. But March 2nd is a day for celebration and inspiration across the nation. The National Education Association wanted to celebrate reading on a national scale. And they thought it would be a great idea to have it on the birthday of the great children’s author Dr. Seuss. This year would be Dr. Seuss’ 119th birthday. Perhaps known […]

20 Years, Many Events! CSFB’s Favorite Fundraisers and Events

We are having so much fun celebrating Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore’s 20th anniversary! As we celebrate, we’ve been reminiscing on some of CSFB’s favorite fundraisers and events from the past 20 years. Each event was done to engage the different members of our organization – scholars, parents and donors alike! Here are some of the most memorable to us. “City Learns” Scavenger Hunt In 2010 and 2011, CSFB held Scavenger Hunt Races that took teams to different locations in Baltimore City! Registration costs went directly to support CSFB. Beginning and ending at the Waterfront Hotel & Bar in Fells Point, […]

CSFB Celebrates School Choice by Visiting our Students

Celebrated every January, National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. School Choice means providing the best opportunities to help children succeed in school and in life. To celebrate National School Choice Week, CSFB Program Administrator Joanne Sanders visited CSFB participating schools to celebrate school choice with the students. We were able to sit down with her to talk about her experience and why this week is important to celebrate. Why is it important to celebrate National School Choice Week and acknowledge school choice? I feel that it’s an opportunity to be a voice [...]

Influential Summer Programs for Students in Baltimore

Baltimore Summer Programs Even though it’s the coldest time of the year, it’s not too early to start thinking about registering your child for summer programs and camps. Baltimore has an abundance of opportunities for youth to continue their pursuit of lifelong learning during the summer months. Summer at Friends CSFB-affiliated Friends School of Baltimore hosts a summer camp for children aged 4-13, that is designed just for kids. There is always an activity going on at Summer at Friends, from arts & crafts to music and dance, to science and technology, to sports and more! Programs are based on […]