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Education & Youth Leadership
Baltimore, MD
Funding Round

Cortney Robertson

I Believe In Me Girls Baltimore, MD Award Year: 2023

Cortney Robertson is the founder of I Believe In Me Girls, a nonprofit with a mission of empowering girls through group mentoring and leadership training that supports them in becoming responsible, productive, and successful members of their community. It also offers enrichment opportunities, such as “Healthy Harvest Heroes,” a program developed as a way for mentees to create and sustain a community garden in an effort to encourage healthy eating habits and “Soaring for Success” a college readiness program that provides workshops to 7th through 12th grade students to support them in preparing for post-secondary success. Robertson volunteers at PHILANTHROPIK, a Baltimore nonprofit that partners with organizations such as the Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP, the Greater Baltimore Urban League, Ronald McDonald House and the City of Baltimore Mayor’s Office to support community efforts in and around Baltimore. Robertson was recently highlighted as a Community MVP on CBS News Baltimore for her work.

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