All Information, Referral Requests, and Program Registrations are pending until the approval of the community center’s Director. Programs are limited by space and are subject to cancellation if minimal enrollment is not met. All programs and services are free unless otherwise noted. In lieu of fees, donations to the center are greatly appreciated.
Children and Youth
◘ Tutoring and Homework Assistance
◘ After School Program
The Center’s After School Program offers elementary and middle school students daily homework assistance, tutoring and structured program activities. On average, the programs supports 30 students throughout school year. Students engage in reading, geography, and poetry. The students close out the school year with a group birthday party, an auction with points earned throughout the school year, and various themed activities.
◘ Summer Camps (Breakfast and Lunch Distribution)
Creative Kids Community Center offers full-day, two-week, on-site summer sessions Monday through Friday. Local providers lead activities with the campers, including Art with a Heart, Culinary Morsels, and Eric Energy, UnitedHealthcare, and Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital. Free breakfasts and lunches are provided daily. The activities are themed, and prizes are awarded at the end of each session.
Teens and Young Adults
◘ Service Learning Experience
◘ Scholarship Searches
◘ First Time Job Seekers Assistance
◘ Financial Skills Workshops
◘ Public Health Series
◘ Community Baby Showers
In response to concerns regarding community data and health needs assessments involving infant morbidity and low birth weight, Creative Kids hosts two community baby showers (May and November). UnitedHealthcare, and Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center partner with Creative Kids who make presentations to expectant mothers. Topics include: the benefits of breastfeeding, healthy nutrition on a budget, communicating with baby, and healthy activities for new moms and babies, the importance of car seat safety, and job readiness. Healthy refreshments are provided, games are played, and prizes are awarded.
◘ Holiday Assistance
◘ English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes
The Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC) provides instructors for CCBC’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Adult Literacy Program. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. throughout the year. Classes, designed as fast-track five week/300 hour segments, focus on improving English for life, work, and civic engagement (http://www.ccbcmd.edu/ceed/cafl/esol_adult.html).
Baltimore County Department of Aging On-Site!
The Baltimore County Department of Aging partners with Creative Kids and services seniors who desire to remain independent, healthy and active. Clients meet at the community center or at the seniors’ homes.
Community Assistance Network Representatives On-Site!
The Community Assistance Network (CAN) meets clients by appointment Monday through Friday at the Center. CAN offers assistance and referrals to those who need social service or human service help.