Orioles Reach hosts 27th Annual Food and Funds Drive at Oriole Park

The Orioles, along with the Orioles Wives, Oriole Advocates, WJZ-TV and MASN personalities, Von Paris Moving and Storage and the Maryland Food Bank, will hold the 27th annual Food and Funds Drive at Oriole Park at Camden Yards July 26-28, 2013 during the series against the Boston Red Sox.

Members of these groups will collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations from fans at each ballpark entrance from the time gates open until the middle of the second inning during games this weekend.

All food and funds collected go to the Maryland Food Bank. Von Paris Moving and Storage will pick up and deliver all items donated to the Maryland Food Bank. Fans who cannot attend the games can donate food online at: www.mdfoodbank.org/orioles.

During last year’s Orioles Food Drive, more than more than 4,000 pounds of food and $20,000 in cash donations were collected.

For more information, fans can call 888-848-BIRD or visit: www.oriolesreach.com.

Anne Arundel Co. names Mamie Perkins interim schools superintendent

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County has appointed Mamie Perkins, a 40-year educator who served as acting superintendent of Howard County Public Schools in 2011-2012, to serve as interim superintendent of Maryland’s fifth largest school system for the coming school year. Perkins was appointed by an 8-0 vote, with Board Member Stacy Korbelak absent.

The 62-year-old Perkins, who spent more than 26 years in Howard County and 13 years in Baltimore City schools before retiring in August, will succeed outgoing Superintendent Kevin Maxwell on August 1, 2013. Dr. Maxwell, who has led Anne Arundel County Public Schools since 2006, will become Chief Executive Officer of Prince George’s County Public Schools the same day.

Watch Mamie Perkins appointment

“Mamie Perkins is a passionate advocate for children who has diverse experiences over a long career that will serve our school system very well in the coming year,” Board President Teresa Milio Birge said. “Our Board is confident that she will work with the dedicated team we have in place to continue the upward trajectory our school system has been on over the last seven years.”

Perkins will be paid $197,087 for the 11 months of the contract, which will end on June 30, 2014.

“As the Board navigated this process, it was very clear to us that there are people within our school system who may well be a good fit for both this position and the permanent position, and we certainly considered those candidates,” Birge said. “However, we had serious discussions about not leaping to select someone currently in our school system at this point who may be a candidate a year from now and, in the process, disadvantaging other potential candidates. After evaluating all of the factors, the Board felt it was in the best interests of all of those people and of our school system to select an external candidate to serve for the coming year.”

Perkins began her educational career as a classroom teacher in Baltimore City in 1973. She worked there until 1986, also serving as a resource teacher for foreign-born students, a summer school principal, a supervisory teacher for student teachers, and a reading resource teacher for adult learners.

She moved to Howard County in 1986, where she worked as a teacher for gifted and talented programs, coordinator of elementary and health education, and supervisor of health education. She oversaw the system’s Human Resources department from 1999 to 2005, and was chief of staff from 2005 to 2011, when she became deputy superintendent. She was acting superintendent of the school system from June 2011 to July 2012, and retired in August 2012.

“I have watched with great admiration the work that this Board of Education and Dr. Maxwell have done in recent years, and I am ecstatic to be a part of helping to continue the great things that are in place here over the next year,” Perkins said. “I am especially excited about the opportunity to get back to working with teachers and staff, and to get into schools to see the good things that are happening for children every day.”

Said County Executive Laura Neuman: “I have enjoyed a collaborative and productive relationship with the school system since becoming County Executive and I very much look forward working with Ms. Perkins over the coming year. Our school system is a vital part of what makes our county great, and working together we can create even more opportunities for our children.”

Perkins has also been an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education since 2004. In April, she was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to a six-year term on Howard Community College’s Board of Trustees, a position she intends to keep through the coming year.

Perkins holds a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Marriottsville with her husband, Carl.

Indie Soul: TV News

Are you ready for Rickey Smiley? TV One’s original comedy series “The Rickey Smiley Show” returns this July for season number two. The series stars J. Anthony Brown (Maurice), Ray J (Kenny), Noree Victoria (Simone), Demetria McKinney (Monica), Roz Ryan (Aunt Sylvia), Jay Lewis aka Lil’JJ (Brandon), Ajiona Alexus (De’Anna), Gabriel Burgess (Aaron) and of course comedian and radio talk show host Rickey Smiley as himself.

Smiley brings back a host of characters that ONLY he can do: Clarence the janitor, Pastor Watkins, Lil’Darryl, Joe Willie, and the ever so popular Sister Bernice Jenkins.

Season two debuts Friday July 26, 2013 at 9 p.m. on TV One. Check your local TV listings for the channel lineup. In the premiere episode, “The Rickey Smiley Show” capitalizes on a very SPECIAL appearance by President Obama and the presidential family. This year on “The Rickey Smiley Show,” you can expect to learn more about each character; topics dealing with politics; social issues; special guest appearances; and of course the music! By the way, Rickey is adding two more characters to the show, so you will have to watch just to see what Rickey will do next!

In other TV News, Nickelodeon launched a brand new show to its Saturday night lineup entitled “The Haunted Hathaways.” The show is centered around Ray Preston (Chico Benymon) who is a jazz musician along with sons Miles and Louie (played by Curtis Harris and Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores Jr.). There is just ONE problem. They are ghosts, who must find a way to coexist with the family they live with— the Hathaways who have relocated to New Orleans to open a bakery.

The cast of

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The cast of “The Haunted Hathaways”

This show is aimed at the Y7-Teen viewing audience. This is a stretch for the network as they are looking to capitalize on the supernatural themes that other networks have embraced. Other story lines deal with modern topics such as divorce, death, and blended families. Parents should to view this show before deciding if the material is suitable for their kids.

This is your TV News for this week. See you next week!

Indie Soul welcomes your questions and comments. To contact Phinesse Demps. email: indiesoul.lfp@gmail.com or call: 410-941-9202. You can follow Phinesse on Twitter: @lfpmedia.

Applications open for the 2014 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey, Essence Magazine

— Plans are underway for the 2014 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. U.S. high school students ages 13-19 can apply to attend this innovative outside-the-classroom educational and mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort. Applications are now open and must be submitted at: www.disneysdreamersacademy.com by October 31, 2013.

Entering the search for its seventh class, Disney Dreamers Academy continues to hold true to its mission to inspire and fuel the dreams of teens, help them discover a world of possibilities and help them prepare for the future. Each year, 100 students— selected from thousands of applicants— participate in hands-on, full-immersion workshops related to a bevy of career paths ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills such as communication techniques and networking strategies.

It all takes place in a magical setting: the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Both on stage and behind the scenes, the parks become vibrant ‘classrooms,’ leading to career discoveries, the pursuit of dreams and fun memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Motivational speakers and celebrities share their stories and provide insight on how to achieve success and DREAM BIG. Dreamers have the opportunity to cultivate relationships with other students from across the nation while they gain first-hand knowledge from Disney experts and world-renowned entrepreneurs and executives.

“Over the past six years, we have helped 600 Dreamers unlock their potential and get started on their journeys in life,” said Disney Dreamers Academy Executive Champion Tracey D. Powell. “The seventh Disney Dreamers Academy marks another year of continued motivation, education and success. Steve Harvey and Essence Communications share in our vision of enriching lives. Everyone leaves this program inspired to live their best life.”

Participants and a parent or guardian will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where they will engage in life-changing sessions and enjoy Disney’s magical theme parks. The 2014 Disney Dreamers Academy will take place March 6 – 9, 2014.

Steve Harvey, syndicated radio and television personality, along with Essence Magazine and Walt Disney World Resort will host the selected Dreamers during their four-day power packed career and educational exploration. Harvey, speaking on the program, says, “Disney Dreamers Academy gives hope and inspiration and exposes youth to a world of possibilities. We are excited about another opportunity to transform lives and give students an inside look at what their future can hold.”

Launched in 2007 by Disney Parks, Disney Dreamers Academy has evolved into a year-round initiative with its informational Facebook and Twitter social media platforms; an interactive website; presence at community outreach partner events like the Essence Festival, the National Association of Black Journalists Convention, the Bud Billiken Parade, and the addition of the Disney Dreamers Academy Speakers Resource Group, which consists of various Dreamers Academy event speakers and presenters who serve as program ambassadors. This year, Dreamers also had the chance to win internships, allowing them the chance to test skills learned at Disney Dreamers Academy.

Essence Communications President Michelle Ebanks added, “We are excited about the seventh Disney Dreamers Academy. This program transcends the normal classroom setting, taking learning to the next level. This year we plan to go above and beyond to encourage Dreamers. Our valued partnership with Disney Parks and Steve Harvey serves as a firm commitment to the community and leaders of tomorrow.”

This December, a distinguished panel of leaders from the communications, education and entertainment industries will judge the applications. Winners will be announced in early 2014.

For more information visit www.disneysdreamersacademy.com, www.facebook.com/disneysdreamersacademy or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dreamersacademy.

Calico Industries, Inc. celebrates 90-year anniversary by donating to local charities

Annapolis Junction-based distributor, Calico Industries, Inc., is donating 90 cases (approximately 45,000 bags) of trash bags to local charities in honor of its 90th anniversary. The family-owned and operated company has a lot to celebrate – having grown from a small, industrial cloth converting company to selling thousands of food service, workplace safety and janitorial products nationwide.

“We would not have made it this far without the sacrifices of our founders, and the dedication of our employees and customers. It also helps that Calico is in a great location. Being based between Baltimore and D.C. means having easy access to ports, highways and airways to move products quickly and cost-effectively across the nation”, says Calico’s President Dirk Wiersma.

Calico will show its affinity for the two cities by donating the trash bags to various community-focused charities beginning the week of July 8th. Each charity will receive a variety of sizes to be used for different purposes within the organization. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, an organization that provides meals to the homebound elderly or disabled, is one of four charities slated to receive the bags and have them delivered free of charge by one of Calico’s trucks. The remaining charities are the Anacostia Watershed Society, Maryland Food Bank and Food & Friends. More information about these charities and Calico’s charitable bag giveaway can be found on http://www.calicoindustries.com/freebags.

Calico Industries, Inc. was established in 1923 and is a leading, national distributor of food service, workplace safety and janitorial products. Headquartered 20 miles from Baltimore and with offices in Florida, the company offers a broad selection of quality brands and competitive prices to restaurants, municipalities, school systems, prisons and other institutions. It is also known among institutions for offering one of the largest selections of trash bags (i.e. can liners) and customizable options.

Pastor, radio host urge soul searching after Zimmerman verdict

— The aftermath of the controversial verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial should lead to more than just protest in the black community.

The result should pave the way for serious soul searching within a community that often falls victim to the violence bought, not by outsiders, but by other young African Americans, said Reverend Jamal Bryant, pastor of the more than 10,000 member Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore.

“With all the protests about the Zimmerman case, it would be hypocritical for us to come out and cheer and shout and wave signs for Trayvon Martin and remain silent for the 120 black babies in Baltimore who have been killed this year alone with no rally,” said Bryant, who helped to lead a rally on July 20, 2013 at the federal courthouse in Baltimore to protest Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 2012 murder of Martin, an unarmed black teen. “While there is the matter of what happened in Sanford, Florida, we still have to deal with what’s happening on Saratoga Avenue.”

Pastor Jamal Harris Bryant at the March of Justice

Pastor Jamal Harris Bryant at the March of Justice

Recently, a parishioner at Bryant’s Primrose Avenue church had her throat slashed on the streets of Baltimore and the outrage wasn’t nearly as palpable as Zimmerman’s acquittal, though it should have been, Bryant pointed out.

Martin, who was returning to his father’s home after buying a drink and a bag of skittles from a local grocery store, has proved unfortunately, to be the sacrificial lamb that awakened the consciousnesses of black America, said former State Senator Larry Young, who heads Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Baltimore. Young also hosts a morning radio talk show on WOLB.

“We have to figure out what we’re going to do right here in Baltimore, what we’re going to do in Chicago, Detroit and our other communities where black youths are losing their lives every day,” Young said. “We have to remain vigilant about fighting the problems that our young people face.”

Both Young and Bryant said they are committed to finding solutions.

Bryant is planning a series of events in Baltimore, including a gun buy back program. To date, Bryant and church members have raised $10,000 to host the gun buy program and City Hall has agreed to match that total. The event is scheduled at the Baltimore City Police Department on August 6, 2013.

“Also, one day before that, on August 5, we will have a memorial service for the families of all those who have lost their lives in Baltimore this year,” Bryant said.

The longtime pastor, whose father John R. Bryant is the Presiding Prelate of the Fourth Episcopal District of the AME Church, is also pushing a concept called, “2.0,” in which he will discuss the various states that have “Stand Your Ground” laws. According to Bryant, that law is viewed by many as most responsible for Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict, was largely ignored by African Americans, thus no one fought passage of it.

Bryant noted that it failed to protect Florida resident Marissa Alexander, who fired her gun as a warning to her abusive husband. Despite not injuring anyone in the shooting, Alexander, a 31-year-old black woman used the “Stand Your Ground” defense but was found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and received a 20-year prison sentence.

“The judge wouldn’t let her use the ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense and it’s a law that should be knocked down. I plan to meet with Ms. Alexander,” said Bryant who traveled to Florida on July 22, 2013.

Both Young and Bryant said they intend to continue to pressure the U.S. Department of Justice to file federal civil rights violation charges against Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch captain who shot Martin after a confrontation in 2012.

“The issue that I’m raising now is what would our response have been if George Zimmerman was black? We cannot just raise outrage when the crime is perpetrated by someone outside the race,” Bryant said.

Kove, Baltimore winner ‘Coors Light-Search for the Coldest’ semifinals

— In an industry many hip-hop artists are aspiring to conquer, The “Coors Light Search for the Coldest” competition offers individuals an opportunity to gain recognition in the music industry.

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the Coors Light sponsored event was held at the Baltimore Soundstage where two local hip hop artists, Kove and Aye Young Gunnah, both representing Baltimore competed on stage in front of a live audience for a chance to advance to the finals.

Although, Kove (pronounced “cuv”) will not advance to the finals in New York City, he believes the opportunity offered him the platform to showcase his talents yet again in front of the judges and a growing fan base. This is the second time Kove has made it into the semi-finals in the competition.

“When I’m on stage I get a rush of excitement and the feeling that comes over me when I’m performing is indescribable,” Kove said.

Celebrity judges included director/hip hop icon/actor Ice Cube, famed DJ/hip hop recording artist DJ Drama as well as former UKG rapper and public speaker Bun B.

When asked what led to his involvement with the competition, Bun B said, “I embraced this opportunity because I am able to witness first hand these aspiring artists grow into their own craft. It’s amazing to see artists aspiring for better and their hopes and dreams will eventually become a reality. I want to look back five or 10 years from now

and smile knowing I was a part of when these artists performed on stage, got their time to shine and next they’ve evolved in the industry.”

DJ Drama added, “I always feel very optimistic when we come to Baltimore every year for this event because it’s a great energy and a lot of support from those who attend the event. I believe there is some really good talent not just in Baltimore, but the DMV as a whole.”

The semi-finalists which consist of aspiring artists from across the U.S. are chosen via online votes by submitting their original music to the Coors Light Search for the Coldest MC submission website. After the semi-finalists are selected, the competition tour to various cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago and New Jersey where the selected artists compete.

To learn more about the Coors Light Search for the Coldest MC Competition visit: www.searchforthecoldest.com.

Giant Food, Orioles team up to inspire a new generation

— The Orioles partnered with Giant Food to host a series of youth baseball clinics at Oriole Park. On July 12, a clinic was held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Orioles alumni Larry Sheets, Al Bumbry, Bill Swaggerty and Rick Krivda. Deontay Savoy, age 15, was one of the pre-selected youth who participated in baseball drills and received expert instruction from the alumni.

Giant Food, a Landover Maryland based company teamed up with the Baltimore Orioles to host Youth Baseball Clinics which is part of the Orioles Reach program. Over the past three years, Giant Food’s 170 stores have sponsored at least one little league team, and this is the second year that they have partnered with the Orioles on the little league clinics.

Former Orioles player Al Bumbry

Former Orioles player Al Bumbry

“This year we have done a hand full clinics where we have brought out some of the little league players from the sponsored teams throughout the mid-Atlantic region to learn basic little league skills from former Orioles players, and they get the whole experience of being in a major league ball park, to practice in the batting cages and other skills, which is a major priority for Giant Food” said Jamie Miller, public and community relations manager for Giant.

Greg Bader, vice president of Communications and Marketing for the Baltimore Orioles said “The team strongly believes that childhood and youth development is a priority. The Orioles are always interested and involved in reading and nutrition programs for youth, also having the belief that its less about the techniques they are learning at the youth clinics, and more about the life lessons that baseball can teach them, such as, determination, how to deal with failure, how to be a good teammate, and to work for a common cause.”

Al Bumbry, former outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles, said “I enjoy doing this because I know these kids love baseball, and they sit in the stands or watch it on TV, and wish they could get to meet real players, so I try to teach them some of the fundamental things that will help them to be better players, and whenever I can do that, I am happy to do it. I did play for the Orioles and played for a long time, and I feel I have something to offer these kids.

Deontay Savoy, 15, who plays for a little league team in Annapolis Maryland expressed his thoughts on his experience at the baseball clinic. He said, “Its really a pleasure to experience this. I love playing baseball, and this helps me become more dedicated to the sport”.

The teams that participated in the clinic are: Bowie Blacksocks; Reisterstown Red Bulls, Reisterstown Baseball; Maryland Chill Youth Fast Pitch Softball Central Maryland, Western Howard County Youth Baseball and Softball; St. Raphael Giants, RBBA; Giant Food Terrapins, Burtonsville Athletic Association; South River Seahawks, SYRA; Phillies, Gainesville Haymarket Baseball League; and Express, Fairfax Little League.

Take solace in compelling summer reading after Zimmerman Verdict

“I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe, nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids— and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible; understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”


Jayne Matthews Hopson

These first lines from “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison’s critically acclaimed, award-winning novel were published in 1952. Given the George Zimmerman verdict Ellison’s words continue to resonate to millions of African American men— even after America has twice elected a black president and government sanctioned racial discrimination was outlawed decades ago.

Zimmerman admits to getting out of his car, tracking down and firing the gun that killed Trayvon Martin. Nevertheless, given the not guilty verdict in his second-degree murder trial, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was invisible to six female Florida jurors. Sadly, the refusal to see the humanity of young black men is neither unique nor unusual. Each year hundreds of young, African American men are murdered, most often by other black males.

In reality African American males are selectively invisible. For example, black boys rank near the bottom of nearly measure of academic success. Young black men are not “seen” in large numbers on college campuses working towards a four-year degree or preparing for grad school.

Conversely, have you ever noticed how black male faces and bodies are quite visible in every movie scene that takes place in prison, and in reality the disproportionate imprisonment of black men is the primary funding stream for the billion dollar criminal justice system.

As the mother of a young African American man it’s disturbing to know only through the grace of God that it was not my son lying dead at the hands of a George Zimmerman, a trigger happy police man or another black male.

No black man in America is immune to this danger, no matter how educated or highly placed in society.

Eric Holder, the nation’s first African American attorney general speaking to a group of delegates at the annual NAACP convention recalled an incident that happened to him when he was young federal prosecutor. “I was stopped by law enforcement in Georgetown while simply running to catch a movie after dark.”

Holder’s advice that we “must confront the underlying attitudes, mistaken beliefs and unfortunate stereotypes that serve too often as the basis for police action and private judgments” is well taken. However, this is such a large, complex crisis so deeply rooted in the American psyche, it’s difficult to know where to begin to tackle problem.

As this is an education column, may I suggest that we pull ourselves away from the news coverage of the Zimmerman verdict and invest time in reading “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison.

I am great fan of Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews and all the others who have passionately spoken out for the justice denied Trayvon Martin and his family.

Howver, the cold hard fact is that finding Zimmerman guilty would not bring Trayvon back to the arms of his mother and father. The emptiness we feel at the unnecessary death of a child would still be with us.

My recommendation to read “Invisible Man” is extended to whites, blacks,

Hispanics, women, senior citizens and people with disabilities. It is a must read for anyone who has felt at some point that the world doesn’t see them, and is oblivious to their needs, wants, and aspirations.

This excerpt from the 1952 New York Times review of Ellison’s masterpiece not only gives a critique of his novel, it provides a compelling view of mid-20th century American values. Orville Prescott writes:

Ralph Ellison’s first novel, “The Invisible Man,” is the most impressive work of fiction by an American Negro, which I have ever read. Unlike Richard Wright and Willard Motley, who achieve their best effects by overpowering their readers with documentary detail, Mr. Ellison is a finished novelist who uses words with great skill, who writes with poetic intensity and immense narrative drive. “Invisible Man” has many flaws. It is a sensational and feverishly emotional book. It will shock and sicken some of its readers. But, whatever the final verdict on “Invisible Man” may be, it does mark the appearance of a richly talented writer.

Ellison who died in 1994 never wrote another published novel. His book is not easy summer reading. Though, it might provide solace and better inform the call action to pay better attention to all whose humanity we cannot or refuse to see.

Jayne Matthews Hopson writes weekly about education because “only the educated are free.”

Cristo Rey graduate sees bright future

— To Elijah Miles, a successful future begins with a list of elementary, but important habits that are necessary as he enters college and then the business world: Offer a steady handshake, but not too strong; lose any slang his speech may contain; and learn how to use a spreadsheet and present professional and well thought out posts to social media websites.

Elijah, 18, a graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, is one of five local teens selected as student leaders who received paid eight-week summer internships at nonprofit organizations.

“I thought I understood how things worked. How businesses worked, but I didn’t,” Elijah said. “Now, I do understand and I’m enjoying my internship.”

In fact, Elijah turned down an opportunity to attend the prestigious Morehouse College this fall so that he could participate in the internship, which he said is helping to prepare him even more for college as well as the world that awaits him after he earns a degree. He now plans to attend Morgan State University in September.

“All of my life, I wanted to help my community, not just my family and friends, but my whole neighborhood,” Elijah said. “I’ve learned that the best way to accomplish that is through education.”

Out of 225 civic-minded high school seniors and juniors from around the country, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation selected Elijah and four others to participate in the program.

Elijah’s internship is with the Baltimore chapter of Teach for America, which recruits committed recent college graduates and professionals to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.

Teach for America also trains and develops members to have an immediate impact on the students they instruct.

“I’ve been able to see how a nonprofit operates,” Elijah said. “This is an experience everyone should have.”

Elijah’s summer has included attending a week long Bank of America Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., where he participated in a service learning project and interactive workshops, including Capitol Hill briefings and sessions about financial, education and leadership development skills.

“These programs give us a deeper understanding of how our service can create a positive change and how collaboration between nonprofits, the government and the corporate world helps to revitalize our communities,” Elijah said.

Internships such as these are vital, according to Bank of America officials.

Despite gains in the overall job market, teens still have the highest unemployment rate. One out of every seven young people is not in school or working.

In the Baltimore metropolitan area the unemployment rate in 2011 among teenagers 16 to 19 years old was 17.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent report.

Research indicates that teens who are gainfully employed have lower dropout rates, are more likely to continue their education to pursue long-term career goals and ultimately show an increase in lifetime earning potential, program officials said.

“Teens are once again facing a tough time finding summer jobs,” said David Millman, the Maryland and Baltimore market president for Bank of America.

“Our student leaders program provides them the opportunity to earn and learn, while increasing the capacity of nonprofits to serve critical community needs.”