About The ElmSeed Foundation

Who We Are:

Our Mission:

To engage “kids on the cusp” beyond the traditional classroom.

Who:

We are currently supporting under-served youth from third to fifth grade.

What:  Experience, Express, Expand

We provide an environment for youth to explore and gain Experience through working on cool projects, building individual and team skills, and being exposed to different options and possibilities; Express themselves meaningfully and appropriately and; Expand their thinking and most importantly their world. We engage the whole individual by honoring the mind, body, and behavior connection.

When:

We successfully delivered a 2017 Summer Pilot Program. We are currently running our Fall 2- Day After School Program.

Where:

  • The Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park, located at 1114 Shawan  Road,  Hunt Valley, Baltimore County, MD 21030
  • Featherdown Farm, located at 16301 Cedar Grove Road, Sparks, Glencoe, MD 21152

Why:  Review, Release, Renew

We believe in the power of self Review and reflection. Through new experiences and exposure, we encourage the Release of thoughts, words and behaviors that no longer serve. Through positive reinforcement and practice, we offer a choice to Renew feelings about themselves, the future and ultimately outcomes.

Results:  Vision, Voice, Value

New Vision where thoughts of opportunities were unimaginable and out of reach; speaking with a calm and confident Voice to express challenges, solutions and desires; increased self Value with renewed hope for realized potential.

Our Values:

Inspiring Children, their Families, and Communities: Aspiring to do more by doing things differently.

Giving back:

Connecting with our communities through genuine commitment and measurable contribution.

Integrity:

Creating a positive and welcoming environment with a focus and respect for diverse and cultural values, ethical behavior, good will, and consistency of actions.

Accountability:

Ensuring that the performance of all employees/volunteers is measured against the success of the organizations strategic goals (Scorecard focused.)

Focus:

Serving our community by delivering programs that address diverse needs.

Professionalism:

Building and maintaining a highly skilled, diverse and compassionate workforce.

Results Oriented:

Measuring performance and making management decisions to direct resources where they are used most effectively.

The ElmSeed Foundation: Employing a new “C-Level” Philosophy

  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Community
  • Consistency
  • Co-creation
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Confidence
  • Competence
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
  • Cooperation
  • Commitment
  • Capability

Our Partners & Affiliations

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