Howard County Partnership Agreement

Under the terms of the agreement, 4th Quarter representatives will conduct a fall and spring semester in-school leadership program for students at BBMS and ELMS. 4th Quarter will also provide programming and volunteers for team building/self-awareness activities at school events such as Field Days and Family Wellness Nights. Aligned with Vision 2018, this partnership supports student well-being and involves students in building positive environments. Howard County Board of Education Vice Chairman Ellen Flynn Giles, Board Member Ann De Lacy, HCPSS Executive Director of School Improvement and Administration Frank Eastham, Bonnie Branch Middle School Principal Cher Jones, and Elkridge Landing Middle School Principal Gina Cash will join 4th Quarter President Justin Guy to sign the formal partnership agreement at the September 9 event.

Under the terms of the agreement, 4th Quarter representatives will conduct a fall and spring semester in-school leadership program for students at BBMS and ELMS. 4th Quarter will also provide programming and volunteers for team building/self-awareness activities at school events such as Field Days and Family Wellness Nights. Aligned with Vision 2018, this partnership supports student well-being and involves students in building positive environments.

Howard County Board of Education Vice Chairman Ellen Flynn Giles, Board Member Ann De Lacy, HCPSS Executive Director of School Improvement and Administration Frank Eastham, Bonnie Branch Middle School Principal Cher Jones, and Elkridge Landing Middle School Principal Gina Cash will join 4th Quarter President Justin Guy to sign the formal partnership agreement at the September 9 event.

The Baltimore Sun

Last fall, the pair founded 4thQTR Inc, a nonprofit that uses sports as a vehicle to mentor local youths. The idea is to help students in the “fourth quarter of life,” which Covington and Guy use as a metaphor for the pivotal moments young people face on and off the field.

Their organization got its first gig this spring, a weekly after-school program for students at Elkridge Landing Middle School. The founders held hour-long sessions Monday afternoons from early May to mid-June, during which as many as 18 students gathered outside for exercise and to run football drills, interspersed with big brotherly advice and help with schoolwork. The program focuses on four areas: academic excellence; drug and alcohol awareness; healthy habits and physical fitness; and leadership skill-building through sports.

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