April 24, 2022

By Gina Perry


Beat the Streets National’s most recently accredited member is preparing to continue its innovative summer camp model, which integrates hands-on STEM learning experiences, but they need help to support all the interested youth.

Beat the Streets – Baltimore is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The organization’s executive director, Lydell Henry, is a trained scientist, who used to work in a Morgan State University laboratory. Through his outreach, the organization has had a longstanding partnership with HBCU Morgan State, providing annual opportunities for BTS – Baltimore youth to have fun and learn – on the mat and in the classroom, and in life – on a college campus, which will soon be offering an NCAA D1 wrestling program.

The BTS-Baltimore camp is a collaboration with Morgan State’s Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. Over the years, the scholar athletes have built and raced solar cars and presented on ways to mitigate climate change. They have even been featured on CNN!

Unfortunately, this year, their usual funding source did not come through, and they are looking for support to ensure their camp can continue to make a positive impact. Click here to read more and help improve the life chances and trajectories of youth in Baltimore.