Improving Outcomes

BAAMARTS is designed to develop innovative in school and out-of-school-time (OST) art-based activities within Baltimore City’s Patterson High School into a national model of best practice.

Co-Founder Nancy Holter has strategically integrated arts education across curriculum areas during her 18 years of teaching, most recently participating in, and learning from, professional development training guided by Arts Every Day, Young Audiences of Maryland, and the Maryland Artistry in Teaching Institute (MATI). BAAMARTS also leverages the resources and talents of student alumni from previous years’ poetry club, Holistic Life Foundation, Dew More Baltimore, Saint Vincent de Paul, Arts Every Day, and Mosaic Makers.

BAAM’s community service learning components are designed to align with Maryland’s Seven Best Practices for Service-Learning.