Community Outreach

The UMBC Athletics Community Outreach Program is dedicated to serving others through volunteer efforts in the surrounding community. UMBC student-athletes are committed to making a positive impact and do so by volunteering their time and talents to a variety of causes each year.

Some of the ongoing community service events and programs include:

Mentoring Program
Pairs a UMBC student-athlete with an at-risk elementary school student to promote academic and personal growth. UMBC student-athletes volunteer weekly at three local elementary schoools: Relay Elementary, Halethorpe Elementary, and Catonsville Elementary.

Ride with Pride Program
UMBC student-athletes assist trainers with horseback riding lessons for children with disabilities at the Maryland Equestrain Center in Catonsville. Rider are able to learn basic riding skills while improving their self-esteem, socialization, and communication skills.

School Visits
UMBC student-athletes and coaches travel to local schools and talk with students about the importance of education and physical fitness. UMBC student-athletes also reado to students and conduct sport specific clinics.

Midday Madness
Every January local elementary and middle school students are invited to campus for the day. They get a tour of campus led by our student-athletes and then get to watch a UMBC women's basketball game. The annual event is an exciting way for young stundents to experience a college campus.  

Charitable Giving
UMBC student-athletes participate in a variety of events to raise money for local non-profit organizations. Some events include: Komen Maryland Race for the Cure, Zero Prostate Cancer Challenge and Play4Kay.

UMBC Student-Athletes volunteer with a variety of local non-profit organizations including:



For more information about the UMBC Athletics Community Outreach Program, please contact:
Jonathan Newby