2024 Beat the Streets Baltimore Academic and Wrestling Summer Camp
Beat the Streets Baltimore proudly announces comprehensive summer programs offering unique academic and wrestling opportunities for the youth of Baltimore. This initiative is designed to empower participants by providing them with the tools, skills, and support needed to excel both in career and college readiness,  education and in the sport of wrestling. Our summer program now in its 11th year of operation is tailored to make a significant impact on the lives of young individuals by fostering discipline, resilience, and academic excellence.
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Beat the Streets-Baltimore Summer Camp: Empowering Youth with Academics, Athletics, and AI Technology

Welcome to Beat the Streets-Baltimore Summer Camp, a transformative experience for students in grades 3-12. Designed to foster personal growth, academic success, and physical fitness, our summer camp is not just a place to learn and grow—it's a community where young minds are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

Camp Duration and Location
Dates: July 1st - August 1st
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Locations: Various across Baltimore

Program Cost:
Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) Students: Free
Non-BCPS Students: $215 per week

Program Offerings:

Athletic Development

Our summer camp offers a robust wrestling program designed to foster athletic excellence and personal growth. Participants will receive expert coaching from a team of experienced trainers, including collegiate-level wrestlers, who bring a wealth of knowledge and competitive insights to our program. Our wrestling programming is tailored to cater to a range of skill levels, ensuring that each participant can progress at their own pace in a supportive and challenging environment. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced wrestler aiming to sharpen your skills, our program is designed to help you achieve your athletic goals.

  • Skill Enhancement: The wrestling program focuses on refining technique and improving overall athletic performance. Our coaches cover a wide range of skills, from basic maneuvers for beginners to advanced techniques for more experienced wrestlers.
  • Fitness and Conditioning: A key component of our program is physical conditioning. Wrestlers will engage in specialized workouts that enhance strength, agility, endurance, and flexibility, crucial for both wrestling success and overall health.
  • Discipline and Mental Toughness: Wrestling is as much a mental sport as it is physical. Our coaches emphasize discipline, focus, and mental resilience, teaching wrestlers how to maintain composure under pressure and develop a strong competitive mindset.
  • Learning from College Wrestlers: Participants have the unique opportunity to learn directly from college-level wrestlers. These sessions not only provide insight into advanced wrestling techniques but also offer valuable lessons about sportsmanship, dedication, and the path to collegiate athletics.
  • Competitive Experience: The program includes simulated match situations and real competitions, allowing participants to apply their skills in a controlled, competitive environment. This not only helps improve their technique but also gives them a taste of wrestling at a higher level of competition.

Academic Enrichment 

In partnership with Mwerevu Education, our summer camp is dedicated to overcoming learning challenges and enhancing student achievement in Math and English Language Arts (ELA). Through a blended learning approach utilizing the Response to Intervention Tier III method, we aim to address and recover any learning losses, fill gaps in knowledge, and significantly accelerate learning.

  • Advanced Learning Methods: We employ accelerated learning techniques to rapidly enhance students' comprehension and skills. This approach is enriched by evidence-based software that uses data to tailor and continually refine lesson planning, ensuring optimal learning progression.
  • Personal Mentoring: Each student benefits from 1-to-1 academic interventions provided by international educators, ensuring highly personalized and effective instruction.
  • Progress Monitoring: Real-time diagnostics are utilized to continuously assess growth, allowing for adjustments and targeted interventions to maximize student outcomes
  • Customized Lessons in Math and ELA: Our curriculum is designed to push students ahead by one full academic year in these core subjects.
  • Generative AI Integration: Students will explore the innovative world of Generative AI, including advanced tools like ChatGPT, which provides writing assistance, and LitLab.AI, tailored for literary exploration among younger learners. Additionally, we integrate IXL for Math and Language Arts, a comprehensive learning platform that offers personalized learning experiences. IXL uses adaptive technology to pinpoint each student's needs, delivering questions that challenge them at just the right level and adjusting in difficulty based on their responses. These cutting-edge tools are at the forefront of educational technology, designed not only to enhance academic learning but also to improve everyday problem-solving skills.
Cultural Exploration

Our summer camp, through a strategic partnership with Mwerevu Education, offers an enriching cultural exploration component that immerses students in the vibrant cultures of East Africa, with a specific focus on the Swahili language and traditions. This program is designed to broaden students' global perspectives and deepen their appreciation for cultural diversity. Through these comprehensive cultural sessions, participants in our summer camp will not only learn more about a new language but also develop a profound appreciation for the rich traditions and contemporary issues of East Africa. This global learning component is integral to fostering well-rounded, culturally competent individuals who are prepared to engage thoughtfully and respectfully with diverse communities around the world.

Swahili Language Introduction:

  • Language Learning: Students will receive introductory lessons in Swahili, the most widely spoken language in Africa, with over 200 million speakers. These sessions are designed to give students basic communicative skills in Swahili, covering common phrases, introductory grammar, and cultural context.
  • Interactive Sessions: Utilizing virtual platforms, students will interact with academic interventionists from top Kenyan institutions, such as the University of Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT). These sessions provide a real-time, interactive learning experience that enriches the language acquisition process.

Engagement with East African Culture:

  • Cultural Lessons: Beyond language, our program explores various aspects of East African culture, including history, arts, music, and societal norms. These lessons are integrated into the language learning process, allowing students to gain a holistic understanding of the region's cultural landscape.
  • Global Learning and Cross-Cultural Exchange: Students will engage in discussions and projects that compare their own cultures with those of East Africa. This cross-cultural exchange is facilitated by the virtual interaction with Kenyan educators, offering students a unique opportunity to learn from experts who are deeply rooted in their local culture.
  • Benefits of Cultural Exchange: Engaging with another culture directly enhances students' cultural awareness and global citizenship. It prepares them to navigate and succeed in a globally interconnected world, understanding different perspectives and building international relationships.
Leadership Skills 
Our summer camp is dedicated to developing essential leadership skills in young participants through a series of structured workshops and practical experiences. These sessions are designed to equip students with the tools they need for real-world applications, fostering a mindset geared towards effective communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.
  • Interactive Workshops: Engage in workshops that emphasize the development of communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in team settings. These sessions help participants learn to articulate their thoughts clearly and listen actively, which are crucial skills for any leader.
  • Outdoor Leadership Challenges: By incorporating outdoor activities, students are not only tested physically but also mentally, as they navigate through tasks that require strategic thinking and teamwork. Such challenges are instrumental in teaching students the value of persistence, hard work, and leadership under pressure.
  • Real-Life Applications: The leadership skills developed during the camp are applicable in various real-life contexts, such as in schools, clubs, and community activities. Students learn to take initiative, manage projects, and inspire others, which can significantly enhance their interpersonal interactions and academic performance.
  • Learning from Experienced Leaders: Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn from experienced trainers and college-level leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge and firsthand insights into effective leadership practices.
  • Evaluation and Feedback: An integral part of the leadership training involves continuous evaluation and feedback, where students can assess their progress, identify areas for improvement, and adjust their approaches accordingly. This reflective process is key to personal and professional growth.
Community Engagement: 
Our summer camp's community engagement component is designed to provide students with a rich, interactive learning environment that extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries. Throughout the camp, participants will benefit from a series of motivational guest speakers and educational field trips that offer real-world insights and foster meaningful community connections.

Guest Speakers from Diverse Professional Sectors:

  • Finance: Financial experts from Wall Street and Academia will introduce students to basic financial literacy concepts such as budgeting, saving, and investing, which are essential for personal growth and future financial stability.
  • Law: Legal professionals will discuss the importance of law in everyday life, providing insights into civic rights and responsibilities.
  • Education: Seasoned educators will share innovative teaching methods and the importance of lifelong learning.
  • Information Technology: IT professionals will cover topics such as internet safety, digital innovation, and the impact of technology on modern society.
  • Healthcare: Medical practitioners will talk about health and wellness, emphasizing the importance of making informed health choices.
  • Engineering: Engineers will explain problem-solving in real-world applications, showcasing how engineering shapes our environment.
  • Arts and Media: Artists and media experts will discuss creative expression and media literacy, highlighting their roles in shaping public opinion and culture.

Educational Field Trips:

  • Visits to local museums, historical sites, and civic centers will complement the learning from guest speakers, giving students hands-on experiences and practical exposure to the topics discussed.
  • Trips to tech companies and science labs will allow students to see the practical applications of STEM education, inspiring future career interests in these fields.

These interactions are specifically chosen to inspire students, broaden their horizons, and help them visualize the roles they might play in various professional sectors. By connecting theory with practical examples, the community engagement program aims to cultivate a deeper understanding of various fields, encourage curiosity, and strengthen the link between education and career pathways. This dynamic exposure ensures that participants leave the camp not only with new skills but also with expanded networks and a better understanding of the opportunities the world has to offer.

Why Join Beat the Streets Summer Camp?

Beat the Streets-Baltimore is more than a summer camp—it's an opportunity to engage in a comprehensive developmental program that balances physical activities with intellectual and cultural growth. Participants will not only improve their athletic and academic abilities but also gain valuable life skills through exposure to advanced technologies like Generative AI. These tools are reshaping how we learn, communicate, and solve problems, making them indispensable in today's fast-paced world.

Our camp aims to empower each participant by providing a supportive, enriching environment where they can achieve personal and collective goals, tackle challenges, and make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Registration and Contact Information:

Spaces are limited, each camp has a maximum of 30 participants, and we encourage early registration to secure a spot in this unique summer experience. For more information or to register, please contact us at:

Email: info@btsbaltimore.org
Phone: (443) 765-6748

Join us this summer for an experience that will not only enhance your summer but also prepare you for a future of success and innovation.

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