Two thirds of Baltimore County Public School students live in poverty.
They lack the basics that kids need to focus, learn, and thrive — and struggle to make the most of school.
You can set local students up for success.
Partner with the Student Support Network to bring them supplies, carefree school days, and the confidence to be their best.
A years-long dream to create maps showing poverty concentrations, legislative districts, and the locations of public schools in Baltimore County has become a reality. These heat maps show councilmanic, state, and congressional districts, the concentrations of poverty in those districts (people qualifying for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and the locations of elementary, middle, and high schools in legislative districts.
The Student Support Network 2023 Fundraiser was held October 20 at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Cockeysville. A Night For The Network “Library Edition” was an evening to celebrate our community and raise funds for our future. Many thanks to all — sponsors, supporters, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers — who made the night so successful!
The Student Support Network provides food, basic necessities, and advocacy to support the well-being of Baltimore County Public School students in need.
Rooms of Support
We meet students where they are. Twenty school-based Rooms of Support areas stocked with food, school supplies, clothing, and personal care products — all free to children who need them.
Aiming to create systemic change, we speak up for the needs of students living in poverty, whose voices tend to be heard the least. We advocate for change through policy, budget, and awareness.
Meeting Emergency Needs
Devastating emergencies — a fire, a global pandemic, death of a parent – happen,and we spring into action to help prevent further harm to children.
Read The Latest News From Our Blog
There is a new presentation titled “The Effects of Poverty and Food Insecurity on Education in Baltimore County & the Mission of the Student Support Network”
There is an important new presentation titled “The Effects of Poverty and Food Insecurity on Education in Baltimore County & the Mission of the Student Support...
SSN Executive Director Wendy Stringfellow, Program Manager Kelly Sage and Program Coordinator Helen Dyer visited Network Rooms of Support at Woodlawn HS, Parkville...
In partnership with the United Way of Central Maryland and the Maryland Department of Service and Civic Innovation, The Network hosted an amazing group of...
We are so grateful for Towson University and their Health Education and Promotion Center for their recent donation of period products! Period poverty is an issue...
WMAR interviewed Ron McDade, Network Board President, about the new Baltimore County Food Pantry Locator map. According to WMAR, "BCSTAT- the county's data team -...
We are so thankful for our partnership with Constellation! Employees recently packed 150 weekend food bags for our network schools. This generous donation ensures...
Helping Students In Need
We are so grateful to all of our supporters for enabling us to help students who are living in poverty in Baltimore County. We use PayPal to process online donations. When you check out, you can use a PayPal account if you have one. If you don’t have a PayPal account, PayPal accepts credit cards.
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