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Smart Steps @ KIPP

2000 Edgewood Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21216 

Site Director: Anita Branch

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Friday Part Time PM Care: 3:00 - 5:00 / Full Time PM Care: 3:00-6:30 PM

School Closing Care 7:00 - 6:00

Grades:  K - 8


Program Overview: Smart Steps @ KIPP is located at the Walbrook Campus while its former campus is undergoing renovations ( Smart Steps @ KIPP offers a boatload of fun and enriching activities to elementary and middle school students. After care is full of fun with Sports & Recreation, Arts & Crafts and more. Extended care Fridays offer trips and/or S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and allows students the chance to explore new ideas and interests. Each afternoon, students eat a delicious and nutritious dinner together with teachers, offering a chance for reflection in a "family style"setting. 

Smart Steps @ Arlington 

3705 West Rogers Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Co-site Directors: Derrell Shelton & Demond Tarver

Grades: 1-5

Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30 PM

Free - Grant Funded Site - Ask for details. 


Onsite at Arlington Elementary/Middle School, Smart Steps offers quality after care services to students from 3rd-8th grade. Weekly enrichment activities like arts & crafts, dance  and sports & recreation are aimed at advancing youth development, resiliency and identity. In partnership with SABES, a program offered by John Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering, students will participate in an intensive STEM program each week. Working together as a team, each group hosts monthly family and community engagement activities that showcase student achievement and celebrate success. This program is made possible by partnerships with:


- Family League of Baltimore

- Arlington Elementary/Middle

- Smart Steps Youth Services 

- Smart Steps Catering

- John Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

Smart Steps @ Callaway

3701 Fernhill Avenue 

Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Site Director: Shamire Hill

Hours of Operation: FREE PROGRAM  Mon - Thurs 2:30 - 5:30

Grade; Pre K Only 




Due to a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, Smart Steps @ Callaway offers a variety of enrichment activities in its school based aftercare program. In addition to enjoying a healthy after school snack and supper daily, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten take part in the following activities each week:

-Homework Assistance

-Arts & Crafts


-Cooking Club

-Sports & Recreation

-Center Based Play


All activities are aimed at increasing positive youth outcomes and kindergarten readiness. To secure your child's space, enroll today!

Smart Steps @ Hilton

3301 Carlisle Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21216

Site Director: Deja Joseph

Grades: Pre-K Only

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 2:30 - 5:30 PM

Free - Grant Funded Site - Ask for details. 


Smart Steps @ Hilton's Pre-K Pilot offers GRANT FUNDED out of school time enrichment programs for Pre-K students. Programming is aimed at increasing Kindergarten Readiness Assessment outcomes through increased school attendance, small group instruction and exposure to STEM, early literacy and math concepts. This program has been made possible through partnerships with:

- Hilton Elementary School

- Baltimore's Promise

- The Family League of Baltimore

- Child First Authority

- Strong City Baltimore

- Smart Steps Youth Services


A Service of Smart Steps Youth Services, Inc, under the fiscal sponsorship of Strong City Baltimore.

Smart Steps @ Leithwalk


5915 Glennar Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21239 

Site Director: Alisha Shelton

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Friday 2:30 - 6:00 PM



Program Overview: Smart Steps @ Leithwalk offers school age scholars a chance to engage with Arts and Crafts, Cooking Club, Sports & Rec, STEM, and karate on a weekly basis! Each afternoon, students eat a delicious and nutritious dinner together with teachers, offering a chance for reflection in a "family style"setting. A partnership with Yound Audiences and Root Branch Productions has resulted in 2 days per week of videography and photography classes included for all!

Smart Steps @ Edgecombe


2835 Virginia Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Information: (410) 367-6100



Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Friday 2:30 - 6:00 PM



Program Overview:  Smart Steps @ Edgecombe offers school age kiddos a chance to engage with Arts and Crafts, Cooking Club, Sports & Rec, STEM, and Dance on a weekly basis! Students will also learn Karate and Yoga while engaged each day! Each afternoon, students eat a delicious snack and complete a homework jumpstart together with teachers. Each lesson closes with a written reflection offering a chance for debrief on the concepts learned that day. Opening soon! 

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