On August 29th, a group called Charm City Initiative hosted a Back to School Block Party in Druid Hill. The group of Loyola Master’s students is sponsored by Stevenson adjunct faculty member Crystal Willoughby, Psy.D. and was created following the unrest in Baltimore earlier this year. Charm City Initiative hopes to stay engaged with the community by having students mentor resident student leaders to assist them in mentoring their peers!
The event offered 20+ resources to residents, including: check-ups by medical professionals, therapy dogs, family planning, free haircuts, and voting registration. Throughout the party, local musicians performed, there were food vendors, and a school supply drive.
Charm City Initiative stuffed over 500 backpacks full of school supplies for last Saturday’s event and could still use additional monetary donations and school supply donations.