Building Arts And Minds, Inc.’s (BAAM!) mission is: making art, improving minds.
BAAM! is a newly- incorporated 501(c)(3) arts-integrated, nonprofit dedicated to providing renewably-delivered, Out-of-School time and lifetime education, psychological well-being activities, and social connection programming to high school students, senior citizens and artists of all ages.
BAAM!’s organizes its work into three program areas:
- BAAMARTS addresses the need among Baltimore city school youth for OST programming, art-integrated curriculum support, advanced fine art education, and improved academic and social results for kinesthetic learners, English as a second language students, and youth experiencing trauma and PTSD.
- BAAMBIZ addresses needs of artists and arts organizations and public schools that are too-often resource-starved to avail themselves of artistic and educational enhancement opportunities, such as communications, program and fundraising.
- BAAMBOOMERS addresses needs of aging adults and those approaching the age of onset for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, conditions exacerbated by disengagement, isolation and inactivity. Co-Founder Nancy Holter has worked as a senior citizen home manager, engaging residents in art activities and, both co-founders have had a parent diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Our work is creative, therapeutic, and collaborative. We would love to hear from you.