Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a national model that Civic Works uses in Baltimore County Public Middle and High Schools and 2 Baltimore City Public High Schools. AVID enrolls students who are in the academic middle (B and C students) and prepares them for college. Our AmeriCorps members tutor 2,400 students each year, teach them to study and take notes in class, encourage enrollment in advanced classes, and promote college attendance. On average, 100% of our AVID students graduate from high school and 98% are accepted into college.
For more information or to join our AVID team, contact Candice Blackwell-Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-642-2134.
Bill – AmeriCorps Member 2014
“I joined the AVID program because I love math and learning in general. It’s that hard-to-control sort of love that you just want to spread and get others excited about. So the idea of working in a school and having an opportunity to help try and change students’ outlook on math and learning was something that really appealed to me.
I spent my time of service working at a middle school, primarily with the 8th grade class. One of my best experiences was to help the students research colleges. I really tried to get them to think about what they’d enjoy studying and where they might want to go. Many students started to realize the importance of staying motivated in school and striving for those great grades.”