The McKim Wrestling program is the flagship program for The McKim Center. Youth ages 6-14 compete against teams on a Statewide and National level. Youth in our program are drawn to McKim from various neighborhoods within Baltimore City because of our reputation within the community as well as our winning track record.
Coaches – Ron Jackson, Kenneth Ward, Darnell Jefferson, Carlos Woodard, Dominick Bullock, Dominic Jefferson, Joseph Jones, Will Summers, Lydell Henry, Charles Hall, Kier Hicks.
McKim provides the only free, safe, and structured environment in Jonestown for students to come after school and receive tutoring in basic math and reading. Educational enrichment classes are offered to students including: basic computer skills, arts and crafts, fitness, music and dance. The current after school program is offered to students in grades Pre-K to 5th from September to June during the hours of 4pm-7pm. Students are monitored by staff, volunteers, and older students in 6th-12th grades.
Our after school program serves between 30 and 50 youth each school year. McKim Alumni that have gone on to college and have promising careers, all credit McKim for helping them to become positive and productive adults.
Similar to the wrestling program, emphasis is placed on character building and competing with structure, discipline, and love. Each child gets one-on-one training by a passionate and professional coaching staff. Youth between the ages of 5-18 participate in the summer program which helps them to stay fit during the summer.
McKim’s summer camp is an affordable safe haven for youth between the ages of 5-13 who otherwise would not be able to afford to go to summer camp. The program includes educational and recreational field trips, as well as character and team building workshops. The full basketball court, 50-yard field, and fully equipped playground gives the campers a chance to exercise and have fun daily as they participate in outdoor activities.