Outreach Programs

Stanton Community Center Computer Lab

With the help of a funding grant a few years ago, the Stanton Community Center (SCC) received 12 computers for its online lab.

The computer lab offers:
- residents with computer skills the ability to apply online for employment opportunities
- the After-School Homework Club students the capability to research information for homework and other school-related projects
- offers Adult Basic Skills classes on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (partnership with Anne Arundel Community College)

City residents can take advantage of using the computer laboratory free of charge. Computer classes are conducted on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed in the computer lab. If you are interested, please call 410-295-5519. For volunteering for the After-School Homework Club, please contact Archie Trader at 410-263-7966 or atrader@annapolis.gov.

AAMC Outreach Clinic

The Anne Arundel Medical Center sponsors a free medical and dental clinic at the Stanton Community Center, which is supported by a network of dedicated physician volunteers, nurses, and other professionals in the community. The Annapolis Outreach Center offers a "safety-net of care" to those who do not have health insurance, have limited health coverage, or do not have access to health services for a variety of others reasons. The Center's health care team consists of a nurse coordinator, case manager, nutrition counselor, and Spanish speaking patient advocate. They support the doctors who volunteer their time and talents to offer weekly health clinics, children's health clinics, and other specialty clinics throughout the month. The Center's care team works with clients to improve lifestyles and prevent illness; there are special programs for people with diabetes and/or hypertension. All services provided by the doctors, nurses and counselors at the Center are free of charge, but do not include medications in most cases. (443-481-3599)

Medical Clinic:  Tuesdays, 12:30 - 6 p.m.               Dental Clinic:  Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
  Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.   Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Adult Basic Skills Class

Stanton Center Computer Lab

In a partnership agreement, Anne Arundel Community College and the Stanton Community Center offer an Adult Basic Skills Class, leading toward a GED. The classes are held every Saturday, excluding holidays, from 9 am to 12 pm in the Center’s computer laboratory. Classes are designed for students who do not have a high school diploma and need to review and improve basic reading, math and language skills. Students in ABS classes may be referred to the GED Test Prep classes once these skills have been improved. To be eligible for the ABS classes, students must be age 16 or older and be officially withdrawn from high school. To register for this class, please call 410-777-1845 to make an appointment for an assessment session before starting class. For more information about ABS and GED Test Preparation classes, visit www.aacc.edu/abs.

Annapolis Youth Services Bureau

This Annapolis Youth Services Bureau is community-base and provides prevention programs to decrease juvenile delinquency. The services are provided through individual, family and group counseling free of charge. The Bureau provides services for crisis intervention, tutoring, substance abuse/mental health assessment and referral and informal counseling. It also provides educational and cultural activities for the youth. (410-626-1800)

We Care & Friends

We Care & Friends help individuals who have no where else to turn. The organization provides people with short and long-term counseling in order to help them make improvements in their lives. We Care & Friends is dedicated and committed to individuals and the community and provides a positive outlook to those who need care. (410-269-1595) We Care & Friends is an organization that was established in 1991 by Larry Griffin. Based at the Stanton Community Center, the main objective of the program is to reach out and help children who are at risk, and also those who have a substance abuse problem.

One program for "at risk" children is the Summer Workout Program sponsored by Gold’s Gym in Crofton, Maryland. The Children meet with a trained instructor on Mondays and Wednesdays. They are taken through a series of workouts which include weightlifting, aerobics, and soon will include a meditation class. Currently there are 15 participants in this program.

Another program is "A Box of Rain", the children meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, they are taught how to sail and kayak. They also participate in water sports, swimming, fishing, and crabbing. Currently there are 25 participants in this program.

The children also participate in Brain Games, they play chess, checkers, backgammon, and other various games. This is done to instill a sense of problem solving using their minds instead of having them result to volatile behavior.

A Drum Class is also offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This class promotes spiritual healing and also a self-esteem builder. The Food Program is offered Monday through Thursday and currently feeds 250 - 300 people weekly. The Substance Abuse Program is also offered to those in need of help. An average of 15 people per week seek assistance from this program.