Remembering Pearl Harbor

Today marks 75 years since the attack at Pearl Harbor. That grim day marked a turning point for the United States, influencing the decision to join World War II. On this anniversary, we want to take a moment to remember and thank those who have served for our country. We have a responsibility to recognize those who made the ultimate sacrifice, allowing for our great nation to become what it is today. Thank you to all who have served, and to those who continue to protect the American way of life.

Home Run Series: Cassie Rhodes

The United States has many reasons to be thankful for George Washington’s leadership, not the least of which is the nation’s oldest, most storied law enforcement agency – the United States Marshals Service.  The US Marshals came in to existence thanks to the Judiciary Act of 1789, enabling thousands of men and women to serve our nation with honor ever since. 

Mentor Spotlight: Borndavid McCraw

This month’s mentor spotlight is on Borndavid McCraw from the Y of Central MD.  A Baltimorean, Born balances the roles of a public school teacher, father, poet, and community activist.  Born is also a talented musician who performs under the name Em Sea Water.  Since his debut album was released in 2005, Born has created music to inspire audiences of all ages, including young children.  His anti-bullying poem “Charlie” and his “My Pencil” rap have appeared in almost every classroom in Maryland.  As a graduate of Coppin State University

An Uncommon Coach: Mario Bustos

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation program team sends our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mario Bustos.  Mario spent countless hours mentoring young people in Chicago and was a chaperone at the CRSF Summer Camp since our very beginning.  Mario will be missed by both the kids of Chicago and the entire Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation family. 

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