Youth in the communities we serve suffer from the following:

  • Mental Health issues 

    • Adolescents 13-17 years old: 10.3% increase per year (‘16-’17 & ‘17-’18) & 55% increase between ‘12-’18

  • Youth Disconnectedness and feeling lost in life (lack of direction)

    • 6,700 youth in A.A. County (disproportionately found in North A.A. County)

  • Over 1,200 homeless youth

  • Leaving school unprepared for workforce or college

  • Lack of after-school mentoring programs (Almost NO increases in mentoring programs since gap was highlights in 2015)

  • Lack of career readiness and preparedness opportunities

Data based on the "Poverty Amidst Plenty" report conducted by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. The most recent data available.

TCP program at MacArthur Middle School

Why After School Programming?

Youth who participate in after school programs experience the following:

  • show gains in social and emotional competencies; 

  • are less likely to use drugs, alcohol and have conduct problems; 

  • show gains in developing positive work habits; 

  • improve social skills with peers; 

  • have an improved self-perception and attitudes towards school, teachers, classmates and adults;

  • feel safe to try new things resulting in finding their own voice and gaining confidence;

  • acquire life skills that they normally miss out on during the school day

 

TCP Youth Empowerment provides a transformative and innovative program in a collaborative environment that engages students in a project-based curriculum resulting in student-led community projects, business plan presentations, and increases in each student's social, emotional and cognitive skills and competencies. 

Over the course of the program, students develop interpersonal and self-mastery skills which we believe produce effective leaders who are capable of overcoming any and all challenges life will throw at them. Throughout the program students are consistently challenged and pushed out of their comfort zone while working in a small group to achieve two main goals: 

  1. Producing a business presentation and community project, and 

  2. Experiencing a significant increase in self-esteem, self-awareness, and social skills

"We would like to let you know that your instruction is outstanding. Breanna consistently discussed her notes with me and we found it to be very solid. She now has the foundation and mentality of a leader with integrity...Your program gave them depth of understanding, hands on experience, and the privilege of seeing it in action...Please continue to do this. Many of these kids would have settled in life but this program has opened their eyes to so much more." Brandon and Bianca McIver

Program Outcomes

TCP Youth Empowerment participants experience or express the following.

100% of students believe they improved their self-awareness and social skills

90% of students express an increase in self-esteem & self-confidence

90% of students expressed feeling more comfortable with public speaking

85% of students improved at least one letter grade in one core academic subject 

80% of students expressed being more comfortable working in a diverse group

80% of students leave with a greater understanding of who they are as an individual

TCP Youth Empowerment currently serves Brooklyn Park and MacArthur Middle Schools and Meade High School students. 

UNITED WAY CHARITY CAMPAIGN

The United Way of Central Maryland Workplace Giving campaign provides paycheck reduction giving for various private companies throughout the region. Our Number  4196

The Complete Player Charity © 2019

501(c)3 Non-Profit

640 Ravenwood Dr

Glen Burnie, MD 21060

301-580-1546

TCP Charity Financials