How You can get involved

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Through an innovative combination of long term mentoring, educational enrichment and sports opportunities, Next One Up makes a dramatic, positive impact on the young men we serve. We arm our program participants not only with the tangible support they need to make it to and through college; but with the perseverance grit and resilience that will be the precursor of lifelong success.

Get involved. Become a mentor for our students, make a donation, visit the programming, or advocate Next One Up through your personal or social media networks.

Your involvement will make a huge difference in the lives of the young men we serve. Together, we can build the next generation of Baltimore’s leaders, one student athlete at a time.

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There are 3 ways to donate

1. Donate online

Next One Up Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

2. Mail a donation

Next One Up Foundation
P.O. Box 22503
Baltimore, MD 21203


3. Corporate sponsorships & in-kind donations

For these types of donations, please contact Next One Up's Development Director, Charlotte Owsianny at 410-967-6270 or

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Participants in Next One Up come from different neighborhoods and schools throughout Baltimore City, but share one common bond: They are all striving to become the next great leaders in their communities and beyond. Program participants must:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in earning a college degree

  • Have a passion for a particular sport or sports

  • Demonstrate good citizenship both in and out of school

  • Play an active role in all community service, tutoring and leadership development activities required by the program

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Next One Up strives to ensure that each participant feels connection to a guiding force in their life. This connection, forged through time and quality relationships with our staff and volunteers, is vital as our students confront the negative influences that derail so many young men in Baltimore.

Please e-mail Shel Simon for more information on how to get involved with Next One Up as a volunteer.

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