Baltimore City families need your help to afford mandatory school uniforms

Baltimore City Public Schools has seen a strong correlation between student access to school uniforms and student attendance. Starting the school year with new uniforms helps to build confidence in students and allows them to better focus on classwork. The Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive was established in 2011 to assist families in purchasing the required Baltimore City Public School uniforms. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Johns Hopkins community over the past five years, nearly 2,500 students have received two new uniforms each.

You can sponsor a student on the Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive page of the Work, Life and Engagement website. The deadline for donating $40, which purchases two school uniforms, is 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19. Credit cards are accepted.