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WATCH: Kevin Plank Honors Promising Baltimore City Students at the 29th Annual CollegeBound Scholars Luncheon
Last month Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour, was the guest speaker at the CollegeBound Scholars Luncheon. Held for a crowd of over 900 people, the event recognized the many students from Baltimore City that CollegeBound has helped prepare to go to college. It was also an opportunity for friends, family, and supporters of the organization to celebrate these students who successfully enrolled in college. In addition to a $1M donation from the Plank Family Foundation, Kevin Plank offered congratulations, words of wisdom, and inspiration to the crowd. Watch this video for highlights from the event!
To learn more about the CollegeBound Foundation and their work to encourage and enable Baltimore City public school students to pursue a college education, visit http://www.collegeboundfoundation.org/[/et_pb_text][et_pb_video _builder_version="3.0.60" src="https://youtu.be/n7KD7C3-WQM" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
Introducing the Bet on Baltimore Youth Entrepreneurship Program
This summer at Port Covington’s City Garage, Dent Education and West Baltimore’s Green Street Academy launched Bet On Baltimore, an internship program for public high school students. Over eight weeks, the Bet On Baltimore program introduced students to the process of design thinking, the skills of making, the tools of entrepreneurship and the benefits of networking. Salaries for these eight talented interns were funded by a donation to the YouthWorks program from the Plank Family Foundation. Additional sponsors include Sagamore Development, Under Armour, Betamore and The Foundery.This video is the first in a series of five that will chronicle their journey this summer. Viewers will follow the students as they make discoveries, stumble at times, persevere and learn. Episode One will be launched next week! Be sure to follow Port Covington on Twitter and like the Port Covington Facebook Page so you don’t miss an episode. To learn more about Bet on Baltimore, visit https://www.betonbaltimore.org/ [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video _builder_version="3.0.60" src="https://youtu.be/dfIFts2zKPs" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]