“The game of baseball is made up of many things. If we do all the little things right, then we’ll never have a big thing to worry about.” - Cal Ripken, Sr.
Girls at top of climbing wall
“It’s not about building big league ball players. It’s about building big league people.” - Bill Ripken
Campers pledging allegiance
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
“It is important to bring in role models when kids are learning to make choices. We want to help them find the right choices to be healthy and productive.” - Roy Cooper, Attorney General, North Carolina
May 12, 2016 /
Kaitlin Rowan

April showers bring May flowers!  Or so we thought here in Baltimore.  We’re doing a bit of spring cleaning and annual check-ins here at the Foundation to prepare for summer programming.  This includes annual background screenings, training, and recertification in first aid, AED, and CPR!

With the sun staying out longer, schools coming to a close, and summer right around the corner, it’s time to hit the refresh button and reenergize current and new staff/...

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May 6, 2016 /
Janice Chan

Here are a few of the amazing mentors and program partners we work with, sharing what they learned from their moms, how she led by example, and how she has impacted their work with kids…

"My mother was a concert pianist and also founded and ran a chamber music nonprofit with my father, which they started the year I was born.  What I learned from my mother is that somehow it is possible to have an inspiring and demanding career, AND be unequivocally loving and available to your children.  She was the original exemplar of work/life...

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April 27, 2016 /
Janice Chan

As we like to say at the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, we harness sports as a vehicle to capture kids’ attention and provide a concrete way to teach them life’s lessons.  Right now, you can’t turn on a television or open up a social media site without being bombarded by news, opinions, and speculation about the men and women currently seeking public office.  Why not harness that?

As partners in youth...

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