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Howard County Chapter

Howard County, Maryland

In collaboration with the Howard County Chinese School, BranchOut!'s Howard County (HoCo) Chapter was formed in 2019. Under the leadership of HoCo Chapter leads and the support of board of directors from HCCS, the chapter has expanded quickly and is now a partner of the Howard County Public School System to provide a variety of tutoring services as a way to give back to the community.  

HoCo Chapter applicants:

  • All HoCo programs are in-person except for Howard County Autism Society tutoring.

  • HoCo (use the DMV form) application can be found here.

  • Non-HoCo students are welcome to join any of the HoCo chapter programs. Transportation is not provided.

HoCo Programs and Application


Summer Programs

HCPSS: Black Students Achievement Program (BSAP)

  • Program offers acceleration and enrichment opportunities for HCPSS students entering Grades K-9

  • Students participate in academic courses and in a wide range of enrichment opportunities (journalism, engineering, martial arts, and more)

  • Program runs 7 weeks (800+ students enrolled)

  • 10 BO mentors contributed 500+ hours, helping teachers prepare teaching materials & support students 1 on 1

HCPSS: Middle School Math Advancement

  • The MS Math Advancement Summer Tutoring Program offers math acceleration and enrichment opportunities for HCPSS middle school students

  • BO students mentored students to enhance student ability in math courses and skills

  • During the 4 weeks of the program, 10 BO mentors contributed 350+ hours

HCPSS: Extended School Year Academic Intervention (ESY)

  • Special education instruction in reading/written language/ math and related and support services

  • Supporting K-7 students seeking extra help in academic curriculum 

  • Providing assistance and services for Special education instruction in reading/written language/ math and related and support services.

HCPSS: Innovative Pathways Credit Recovery

  • The program is for students entering Grade 9 and current Grades 9-12

  • Offers High School courses for credits

  • Help out as needed for the courses as TAs

Year-Round Programs

HCPSS: BSAP Saturday Math Academy

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  • Program runs Saturdays mornings during Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Students grade 3-12 participate in math instruction & enrichments (chess, coding, STEM, choir, etc.)

  • 8 BO mentors volunteering during Fall semester

  • Help prepare teaching materials & provide 1 on 1 guidance during classes

Howard County Autism Society

Starting in 2020, BranchOut!'s Howard County Chapter has partnered with Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) to provide tutoring support to its students. This is a virtual program. To learn more, click here.

Past Program


  • STARTALK offers Chinese language proficiency development for HCPSS students Grades 7-8

  • The program was complemented with a wide range of Chinese culture-themed activities such as arts and crafts, martial arts, virtual field trips, and games

  • During the 3 week program, 5 BO mentors provided 550+ service hours

HoCo Chapter Leadership

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