THE CAUSE

Proceeds from the Sowebo Landmark 5k run/walk support youth programming in Southwest Baltimore

The Sowebo Landmark 5k is an annual neighborhood race that supports youth programming in Southwest Baltimore. Established in 2011, the Sowebo Landmark 5k aims to unite neighbors, families, and local resources to create active, healthy communities and highlight the historic landmarks of Southwest Baltimore (Sowebo).

Southwest Baltimore Charter School (SBCS)

To create extraordinary learning experiences that inspire the thoughtful, courageous, compassionate citizen in every child.

SBCS’s Expeditionary Learning

Students enjoy Fitness & Adventure (F&A) programming beginning in Kindergarten with visits to the orchards in Carroll Park, and culminating in 8th grade with a weeklong Outward Bound trip. Canoe trips on Middle River and hikes along the entire length of the Gwynns Falls watershed supplement more typical fitness activities, such as soccer, yoga, and fitness challenges. F&A experiences also provide opportunities for students to collaborate and support one another, whether to cheer one another on, or help a friend who is not as strong or as coordinated. We believe our F&A programming is critical to our mission of providing extraordinary experiences for students.

Chesapeake Center for Youth Development (CCYD)

To integrate youth development, social services, health, arts, and recreational services to improve the quality of life, strengthen family connections, increase employment opportunities, and build healthy communities.

CCYD’s Active Community Days/Docs in the Park

Active Community Days/Docs in the Park are held in southwest Baltimore’s historic parks throughout the spring and summer. A sample of activities include: foot races, sack races, pogo sticks, hula hoops, bike safety workshops, sports clinics, gardening workshops and consultations with our partnering healthcare professionals about the fantastic health benefits of getting outdoors.

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