Tim’s 2016 Graduation Speech

We are proud to share with you one of our shining stars, Timothy, from the class of 2016.

He was the speaker at the Baltimore graduation ceremony, and it is our honor to share with you an abbreviated version of his speech.

On April 9, 2014, I got off the school bus on the Baltimore Campus, and it was just like any other day.  As I walked in and approached my cottage, there was staff everywhere.  One of the staff members took me aside and she said, “Tim, I am so sorry…your mother is at the Penn State Hospital suffering liver failure.” Tim pic with border

A few hours after we arrived at the hospital the nurse let everyone know that my mom was going off of life support.   

When I returned to the Baltimore Campus, I felt a sense of comfort from not only the staff members, but the residents as well, which made this event easier to bear.

A few months later I moved to BCC’s semi-independent living program in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Throughout my time at BCC, I have grown to know the staff like they are family, and have felt a great deal of support and love

I have also accomplished many feats, including gaining vital work experience, life skills, financial literacy, social skills, and am now a high school graduate!  The truth is that if you stick with the program, and put faith in staff, nothing but success is in your future. 

Your support of the Back to School campaign will help students like Tim graduate and set them up for future success.


Thank you so much for your contribution in support of our Back to School appeal! While we appreciate online contributions, if you are having any trouble using the form above you are also welcome to mail a check to:

Board of Child Care
Attn: Back to School
3300 Gaither Road
Baltimore, MD 21244

You may also call (410) 922-2100 x5430 to make a contribution over the phone.