Recap March 2021 at Own It

Community Impact

280 Meals Served + 300 Bags Groceries Delivered

Thank you to Maryland Food Bank, Westminster Rescue Mission, and Westminster High School for the donations to our food pantry.

These ongoing contributions have helped us serve as many families as possible.

40 Students in Programs

This month we had 16 youth at Rise Up, 12 youth at Discover You, and 12 youth utilizing Wraparound.

We are currently taking referrals for these programs through our website.

15 Good Stuff Boxes

Own It held a Good Stuff giveaway on March 30th. Using community donations, our team packed Good Stuff boxes filled with clothes, shoes, and personal care products.

Springtime at the Center

Youth at Rise Up create individual terracotta pots that will be used to start their own seeds. This project will engage youth in healthy eating habits, responsibility, and achievement.

Get Involved

Support Rise Up's garden project by donating the following: garden tools (shovel, rake, edger, etc), gloves, top soil, mulch, concrete pavers (4"x8"x16"), vegetable and flower seeds and/or cuttings.

You can also donate time or money if this best suits your needs. Contact Angel Hill at for more on how you can help.

Rise Up Youth Spotlight

We are so proud of how hard this young woman has worked to maintain straight A's in honors courses this year. Virtual learning is not easy but she takes each challenge in stride.

Not only has she achieved academic success, but her peers nominated her to be Youth Representative on our Board of Directors. Here's to her accomplishments now and future!

Staff News: Welcoming Baby Speert

Congratulations, Katie & Bryce!

Our team had so much fun coming up with a fun way to tell our youth about Ms. Katie's big news. The look on their faces makes this tiny addition to Own It incredibly special.

Katie and Bryce are so thankful for the overwhelming support and love from the community. "I already have so many babysitters!" says Katie.

Additional Links

More fundraisers and events from Own It.

Adopt a Graduate

Help us celebrate our students with graduation gifts and events. Donate today.

Own It Book Club

Read thought provoking fiction and nonfiction books with a group of Own It supporters.

Eat at MOD Pizza

Own It receives 20% of the night's proceeds to fund youth programs. April 15th, 2021.

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