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BSAP Initiatives and Volunteering

Celebrations And Initiatives

The following programs were developed to promote achievement at the secondary level among all BSAP students:

Academic Celebrations

Academic celebrations are held throughout the school year to recognize the accomplishments of students.

Celebration of Excellence

The purpose of this event is to honor Black/African American high school seniors who are graduating with a 3.0 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average. We are proud of our students and believe that recognizing their achievements will not only inspire our graduates to continue striving for excellence in their academic endeavors, but to also inspire their siblings and upcoming seniors to strive for excellence. Since 1997, The Council of Elders in partnership with BSAP have facilitated the night of celebration.

Cultural and Historical Field Trips

Field trips are offered to expand a student’s historical knowledge and promote their cultural pride. Site visits may include:

  • The Great Blacks in Wax Museum
  • The Howard County Center for African American Culture
  • Maryland Museum of African American Art
  • The Ellicott City Colored School
  • Reginald F. Lewis Museum


Volunteers help students reach higher levels of academic achievement in a variety of capacities. The following list is not all-inclusive, so please inquire about other volunteering opportunities.

As a supportive adult, you can assist students with school assignments, tests, organization and study skills, graphic calculator applications, chess and much more.

Contact: Harriett Beckham Lee, Volunteer Coordinator