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Choptank Health brings health programs to BAAM

Choptank Community Health System is partnering with Building African American Minds as a participant in BAAM’s ‘Your Wellness Matters’ program to help address students’ physical and mental health needs through monthly educational sessions.


BAAM’s ‘Your Wellness Matters’ program was recently...


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A building for building minds

EASTON — Easton community group Building African American Minds recently received approval for more than a million dollars in bond bills to fund the construction of a new academic building



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BAAM Summer 2022 Newsletter

Follow along with the progress BAAM has made over the summer. Stories on the new academic building, updates on the after school programs, scholarship recipients, and more!



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BAAM hires superintendent finalist to lead academic programs

James Bell will join Building African-American Minds Inc. as the new director of instruction, academic support and community wellness.

Bell was recently named a finalist for superintendent of Talbot County Public Schools and will focus on developing instructional and social-emotional support programs for students and adults.

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‘Building African American Minds’ receives ‘Helping People Award’

For 10 years, the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award honors good work being done in the community.

Monday afternoon, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presented that prize to the 2021 recipient Derrick Day with Building African African Minds.

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BAAM Athletic Center – Shaping the Future

The opening of the Building African American Minds Athletic Center at 31 Jowite Street in December 2019 was a dream come true for BAAM founders Dina and Derick Daly…

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Lt. Gov. tours BAAM's campus

EASTON — The lieutenant governor of Maryland toured the campus of Easton-based Building African-American Minds (BAAM) on Friday, which kicked off its fundraising campaign for the opening of a tuition-free private school in Easton.

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Profiles in Philanthropy: The “Come Here” Impact with Bill Ryan

For close to four centuries, the Mid-Shore has debated the pros and cons of “Come Heres” by the “From Heres.” Harking back to when white settlers were starting to arrive in Maryland in the 1600s, there has been a longstanding caution by those born in the five-county region to outsiders moving into their communities…

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A Big Deal: County Announces Community Impact Award Winners

The list of 2020 Community Impact Award winners includes the BAAM Athletic Center, Town Center St. Michaels, Waterfowl Festival, and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Marla and Harold Baines won the individual award category…

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2021 Caliber Award Winners

The Caliber Awards is an annual event honoring the work of local organizations and individuals for their contributions to the public behavioral health system in the mid-shore region. Four (4) main awards are presented, including: Achieving Excellence through Effective Programming, Achieving Excellence through the Empowerment of Consumers, Achieving Excellence through Interagency and Community Collaboration, and Lifetime Achievement. Special Recognitions are also awarded

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