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Governor’s Office on Service & Volunteerism, Baltimore Ravens, and M&T Bank Announce 19th Annual “Honor Rows” Recipients

Honors Youth Groups Providing Outstanding Service to Maryland Communities

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, M&T Bank, and the Baltimore Ravens today announced the recipients of the 19th annual Honor Rows program, presented by M&T Bank. Each year, the Honor Rows program selects youth groups and organizations providing extraordinary volunteer and community service to Maryland communities, and recognizes them for their contributions during a regular season Baltimore Ravens home game. More than 12,000 youth have been honored from various Maryland organizations since the beginning of the program.

“Youth programs and groups are essential to ensuring the continued success of our communities – providing opportunity to the next generation of Maryland’s leaders through developing and teaching important skills, and we are pleased to again partner with the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank to recognize the extraordinary contributions of this year’s recipients of the Honor Rowsprogram,” said Van Brooks, Director of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. “We commend the commitment of all youth service leaders to teach the importance of service through example, and their dedication to keeping the spirit of volunteerism strong in our communities.”

This year, 14 recipients have been selected for the Honor Rows award. Recipients will receive tickets to attend a Baltimore Ravens home game at M&T Bank Stadium, and be featured on the RavensVision video board.

The 2018 Honor Rows program was announced in June, and applications from youth groups and organizations were accepted through the summer. Honor Rows award recipients were selected and approved by a committee consisting of staff from the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank, and the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. The groups were evaluated based on the match of their mission to community needs, the number of people reached, and measurable impact provided in their application.

The 2018 Honor Rows recipients are:

  • Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America(Baltimore City; Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties)
  • Bennett Middle School – National Junior Honor Society(Wicomico County) 
  • Best Buddies Maryland(Baltimore City; Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Y(Baltimore City; Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties)
  • Boys 2 Men(Harford County)
  • Bundles of Love Club(Baltimore City and Prince George’s County)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Club (Baltimore City and Baltimore County)
  • Historic Elkridge Young Marines(Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties)
  • Laurel Highland Council, Boy Scouts of America(Allegany and Garrett Counties)
  • Maryland National Guard Freestate ChalleNGe(Baltimore City; Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, and Howard Counties)
  • Montgomery County Recreation(Montgomery County)
  • Pocomoke High School Key Club(Worcester County)
  • Sisters Academy of Baltimore(Baltimore City and Baltimore County)
  • Snow Hill Middle School – National Junior Honor Society(Worcester County)

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