education

School’s Out, Now What? Summer Learning Opportunities

Today was the last day of the 2018-19 school year, and that means one thing: summer is here! Lots of fun in the sun, time with family, and hot days are headed our way. But two whole months off from school can seem like a lot of time to fill. Especially when, as a CSFB parent, you’re concerned about your child’s continuing education. Not to fear, there are plenty of fun summer learning opportunities available to students and families in the Baltimore area. Here are just a few: Make Music Day: tomorrow, Friday, June 21! The Baltimore County Public Library […]

Scholar Stories! 20 Years of Success

It warms our hearts to see our scholars succeed after they leave our program in 8th grade. Over the past 20 years, 97% of our alumni graduate from high school and 96% go on to college, technical school, the military and careers. Here’s a glimpse of three successful CSFB alumni and where they are now. Joe Flemke graduated from CSFB-affiliate school Sacred Heart of Mary. After high school, he earned an engineering degree from Capitol College. He’s now an Advanced Systems Engineer at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Joe believes that since CSFB believes in you, “it instills a hope that [...]

Keeping Families Together…For the Win!

We are so enjoying all the 20th-year stories that our CSFB scholars, alumni and parents have been sending in. We especially appreciate the ones from families who’ve had multiple children participate in our program. CSFB accepts all siblings in each family, keeping families supported together. The Smiley sisters, for example, are CSFB alumni. Both girls worked hard in school and were recognized with multiple awards and honors for their scholastic achievements. Today, these inspiring young women have graduated from high school and are continuing their academic endeavors in college! For many years, my children were recipients of Children’s Scholarship Fund [...]

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 […]