Backyard Basecamp bridges place-based education, nature connection, and community building using local outdoor spaces as a classroom for youth and adult learners.
Inspiring Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC) across Baltimore City to find nature where they are and empowering them to explore further.
Backyard Basecamp was founded, and is operated, by Atiya Wells. A pediatric nurse with a passion to introduce, educate, and connect families in Baltimore, especially those of color, to local outdoor spaces.While learning more about our natural world, she often noticed that she could count the number of BIPOC folks in the room on one hand. Diving into research and history, she learned that ancestral wounding and historical trauma are key players in the lack of diversity in nature-based programming.She has dedicated her time to slowly introducing BIPOC folks to nature by starting with nature walks in their own neighborhoods, eventually embarking on a journey into the many wild spaces across Baltimore.
The North Avenue Learning Initiative provides a safe, structured learning environment for low-literacy adults (aged 18 or older) to jump-start their educational journeys and to achieve academic success.
Our mission is to help individuals achieve their educational and career goals. As an emerging provider of lifelong education, we offer the best tutors in reading and mathematics that you or your child needs most, at any grade level.
Kinnected is an online resource, question & answer platform where students are kinnected to an all-inclusive resource hub providing them with the best educational and self-improvement resources while sharing and growing a student’s knowledge.