A Safe Place
Secure a safe, stable, community-based environment for at-risk youth needing a second chance to become contributing members of society by securing their future through education and life skills training.
GateWay Boarding Academy, a college preparatory boarding school for at-risk male adolescents in need of a second chance to earn a high school diploma, was Incorporated in March 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Using the State of Maryland's Common Core Curriculum as a foundation, the Academy provides evidence-based, individualized academic support through its after-school program in an environment that fosters respect and accountability. The residential portion of the Academy is scheduled to open in 2021. Once established, the Academy will also provide pre-apprentice training and life-skills necessary for success.
This college preparatory program is a year- around, rigorous, individualized course of instruction that exceeds State Core curriculum standards. Academic support and high expectations underscore the commitment that failure is not an option.
Students are provided individualized and group school and personal/family counseling in addition to life and employability skills coaching. Opportunity for pre-apprentice trade instruction is also provided.
A wide variety of cultural and in-door recreational activities, are balanced with opportunities for outdoor camping and competitive team and individualized sports to promote physical fitness.
Within a secure, caring, home-like atmosphere, the youth can relax and enjoy family meals. Individual health and dental needs are addressed and opportunities to grow Spiritually are provided.