The Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust came into existence to encourage, support and increase educational opportunities for ambitious, lower-income African American students from the Baltimore area. Our mission has made a tremendous difference in K-12 educational opportunity and success for African American children, the diversity of our 20 independent member schools, and the expansion of talented leadership in the Baltimore community.
Donations from individuals, education institutions, and non-profit organizations
The Leadership Programs of B.E.S.T. provide opportunities for students to expand their leadership skills and sense of civic responsibility.
1. Assist students in developing their own leadership point of view 2. Engage students in thoughtful discussion about their own leadership experiences in relation to their character and integrity 3. Facilitate interaction between students and community leaders to foster the concept of leadership as civic engagement 4. Empower students to create meaningful change on their campuses and in their communities
Leadership Programs of BEST
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):