Frequently Asked Questions
Who does DOTR service?
Diamonds On The Rise focuses on low-income, at risk youth between the ages of 4 and 18 in Baltimore City and surrounding counties.
The children that we focus often have a pattern of defiant behavior, come from a broken home, have experienced trauma or abuse, or have a mental disorder. We also accept youth who may not be at risk but would like to broaden their horizons through our programs.
When are the sessions?
- After School-On the Road to Success: Tuesday, September 8th
- Mentoring-Diamond Mine: Rolling
- Summer Camp-Camp Diamond: June 27th-August 12th (2016)
- Workshops-Diamond Core: September- May
- For Adults-Lend a Helping Hand: Year Around
Is there a cost associated with programs?
Yes, there is a small cost associated with programs to cover expenses such as food and activities for the kids.
The costs are:
- After School: On the Road to Success: contact us for pricing
- Mentoring: Diamond Mine: contact us for pricing
- Summer Camp: Camp Diamond: contact us for pricing
- Workshops: Diamond Core: contact us for pricing
- For Adults: Lend a Helping hand: contact us for pricing
We provide financial assistance to those who need it. Over the next 5 years, we are aiming to make our programs free for all participants.
How long do youth typically stay in your programs?
Most of our participants remain in our programs for over 2 years. We develop a relationship with every child involved and prospectively their families.
Who do you partner with?
We partner with schools and community organizations to implement our programs. Our partners include (past & present):
- Sarah M. Roach Elementary
- Gwynns Falls Elementary
- Brehems Lane Elementary
- Guilford Elementary
- Banneker Recreation Center
- Boys & Girls Club of Westport
- Boys & Girls Club of Towanda
- Light Health & Wellness Comprehensive Services
- Maryland Choices
How can I get involved?
If you want to contribute to our organization, we will find a way for you to help. We are always looking for new volunteers, mentors, interns, and group facilitators. To find out more, visit our “You” page.