Governor’s Office on Service & Volunteerism, Baltimore Ravens, and M&T Bank Announce 20th 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 20th 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 services to Maryland communities, and recognizes them for their contributions during a regular-season Baltimore Ravens home game. More than 16,000 youths have been honored from various Maryland organizations since the beginning of the program.
“Youth programs and groups ensure the continued success of our communities and bring our great state hope and a brighter future. We are pleased to continue the partnership with the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank to honor outstanding and selfless contributions of our youth to Marylanders in need,” said Steven McAdams, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives and Acting Director of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. “This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Honor Rows program which provides the opportunity to the next generation of Maryland to develop their leadership potential and keep the spirit of volunteerism strong.”
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 2019 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 the measurable impact provided in their application.
The 2019 Honor Rows recipients are:
- Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties)
- Berlin Intermediate School After School Academy (Worcester County)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Y (Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties)
- Girl Scout Troop 1093 (Baltimore County)
- Hampstead’s Little Free Pantry (Carroll County)
- Leadership, Education, and Awareness about Disabilities (L.E.A.D) (Worcester County)
- Maryland National Guard Freestate ChalleNGe (Baltimore City, Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, and Howard Counties)
- Our Common Calvert (Calvert County)
- Sho’men Youth Swim Team Volunteer Club (Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties)
- Stephen Decatur High School National Honor Society (Worcester County)
- St. John’s Episcopal Church – Young Adults in Church Youth Group (YAC) (Baltimore City, Baltimore, and Howard Counties)
- Volunteen (Harford County)
- We Cancerve Movement, Inc. (Baltimore City, Baltimore, Cecil, and Harford Counties)
- Youth Empowerment Source (YES) (Cecil County)