At the heart of our community are young people, exceptional individuals in extraordinary situations. Thread makes a ten-year commitment to them, beginning in 9th grade. Our young people are paired with family member volunteers who commit for one year and work together as a team to support them as they work towards self-sufficiency. Everyone in Thread has a coach who consistently “has your back,” and supports your personal journey. We know that enduring, authentic relationships change lives. Together, we are weaving a new social fabric.
Thread harnesses the power of relationships to create a new social fabric of diverse individuals deeply engaged with young people facing the most significant opportunity and achievement gaps. Our community is committed to ending social isolation and building a more equitable culture in which everyone thrives.
Our strategic plan
Our vision is to go deep in Baltimore and ultimately engage 7 percent of the city’s 9th graders at traditional public schools and nearly 60 percent of the highest need students in the highest need schools.