About Seeds 4 Success

Seeds 4 Success grew out of neighbors’ concerns about escalating crime in nearby public housing communities and the well-being of children living there. With a $500 check from the local civic association, seven women started a girls club. Right from the start, girls asked for homework help. The women soon came to understand the many challenges facing children growing up in poverty.

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Our Programs

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Eastport Girls Club

Girls in grades 3–8 living in an Annapolis low-income or public housing community. Girls typically begin in 3rd or 4th grade after referral by school counselors, staff from the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA), or parents/caregivers.

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Alumnae And College Access

Eastport Girls Club (EGC) graduates in grades 9–12. S4S provides college & career exploration and prep, along with academic counseling, mentoring, and service learning opportunities.

I Am A Reader

Boys in grades 1–2 attending Eastport Elementary School. A teacher or school administrator refers rising first-grade students meeting the IAR Selection Criteria for participation in the program.

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Parent Challenge

Parent Challenge uses research-based strategies to bring families together with a positive focus, offers parent education in a non-threatening manner, provides incentives, and breaks down change into concrete, manageable steps.

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Recent Blog Posts

From Najiba Hlemi, Executive Director

"Hello Seeds family! I am completely thrilled to be your new Executive Director and part of the Seeds 4 Success family. The great mission of...

Explore Our New Website

Seeds 4 Success just launched our new website. Many thanks to the O'Neill Foundation for their generous grant that provided the funds for this exciting...

Co-Founder and Past-President Helena Hunter Receives Seeds 4 Success Helping Hand Award

Last night at our 6th Annual Cocktails for a Cause, we presented our Helping Hands Award to Helena Hunter. This award is given to people...

S4S High School Program Welcomes three Eastport Girls Club graduates

ACA members stick together as they plan for their futures! The S4S Alumnae and College Access program helps our girls think through “what’s next?” after...