Who We Are
We are a dedicated group of entrepreneurs, clergy, community advocates, environmentalists, and partners who provide mentoring, life coaching, environmental education, health and wellness workshops to disadvantaged youth in Baltimore city and surrounding counties. Our services are provided year-round and we support other member organizations in our community as well. We believe that strong community partnerships, working together for a common goal, is essential to the success of our young people and to the development of strong families which is the foundation for strong communities
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The Mission of OMOL is “One More child to support/advocate and One Less child without their needs met from exposure to the pandemic.” OMOL Mentoring Program’s mission is to address the educational, economic, health disparities and provide environmental inclusions in youth and their families who reside in impoverished communities in the Greater Baltimore Area. The program promotes and supports positive growth among special needs/underprivileged/at-risk youth by preparing and empowering them to become a catalyst for positive social change.
The (6) Six Elements of Success for Mentees
OMOL believes that these (6) six elements are vital to the success and development of the individuals we encounter through our program.
Throughout OMOL Mentoring’s intervention we are successfully teaching our youth soft life skills: hygiene, punctuality, the right attitude, creativity, communication, collectiveness, and accountability
OMOL Mentoring strives to give youth physical exercise engagement, mental safe spaces, adult attention to address emotional concerns that impact learning challenges. Our youth wellness is a priority.
Strong Parental Support
Encourage parents and caregivers to connect with OMOL Mentoring’s staff and volunteers. We provide instruction for parents to easily access our staff, volunteers and stay abreast of our agendas. We provide volunteer or partnership opportunities for parents and caregivers who demonstrate an interest supporting our organization. Offering parental training and educational materials to parents and caregivers via in- person, virtual, or group sessions.
Support Environmental Education
Operation WaterWays Environmental Education (OPWWEE): Urban Fishing Clinic a “living virtual hybrid classroom, ” program to enhance youth’s learning and wellness, by exposing youth to environmental inclusions. Youth have a land conservation facet, consisting of: planting trees, planting water grasses, removal of invasive plants, soil composting, learn urban farming, planting pollinator flowers, and are taught animal husbandry. In addition, youth have a marine inclusions and stewardship facet, consisting of: swim lessons, kayaking, learning the impact of litter, stormwater runoff erosion, aquatic food webs, Aquaculture, and fishing.
OMOL Mentoring has been utilizinga STEM Platform over the years. During pandemic we embarked on hybrid version program, “from Classroom to Kitchen & Living Room.” We have taken solid educators’ principles into our structured curriculum to produce high-quality STEM learning environments. Youth stay in engaged and continue to learn application of STEM skills in culinary, marine science, solar and aviation.
This program operates under grant funding and the generosity of volunteers and partnerships. We are always seeking motivated individuals to help Revise, the next generation of successful individuals. If you feel that you have a strong desire to make a difference in our community, please feel free to join us.
To sign up to become a mentor or to donate to our program, Click Here.
DONATE TODAY… IMPROVE THE LIFE OF AN AT-RISK YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY
We are a recognized tax exempt organization, so your contributions are tax deductable.
OUR STATISTICS TO DATE
Volunteer Hrs. Saved OMOL Mentoring in Operation Cost
Cost Per Mentee in 2019
STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL INCLUSION
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
Families Given Food since 2017
lbs of Trash Removal (Land/Water)
OMOL Parent Testimonials
My name is Erin A. and I am the parent of Morgan H. Based on my observation, Morgan’s summer work experience has been wonderful. I feel like the telework experience is teaching Morgan about time management and communication. I also appreciate some of the topics that have been discussed with the kids as it relates to current events. Thank you for this experience.
I think my child Caleb, Jordan and Taylor had a very good experience doing virtual summercamp YouthWorks, because they had the opportunity to learn more technology experience first having a summer job through virtual on a laptop. This has truly been a experience for them because no one thought this pandemic would ever come upon us. An also they still had a opportunity to connect with other Youthworkers, and they also enjoyed working this summer. Thanks for giving them this virtual experience!!!
I think my child Caleb, Jordan and Taylor had a very good experience doing virtual summer camp YouthWorks because they had the opportunity to learn more technology experience first having a summer job through virtual on a laptop. This has truly been an experience for them because no one thought this pandemic would ever come upon us. An also they still had an opportunity to connect with other Youth workers, and they also enjoyed working this summer. Thanks for giving them this virtual experience!!!