I'm New.

RYP provides a safe space

for newcomers to learn,

grow and play.

I'm Growing.

And so is RYP.
We now serve over 300 kids and
young adults in 3 locations.

I'm Creating.

Art is a universal language.

I’m Hopeful.

17 Countries

14 Languages

1 Adopted Homeland

The Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project (RYP) provides quality after-school, summer school, community arts, and mentoring programs for more than 300 students from over 17 different countries.

A refugee is someone who:

“owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”

– The 1951 Refugee Convention

RYP is committed to creating a safe environment for refugee children to:


Improve Literacy Skills


Enhance Knowledge of American Culture

Engage in Extracurricular Activities Promoting Social Adjustment


Prepare for College and/or Career


We’d love for you to learn more.

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