Baltimore Initiatives

+ CTY Emerging Scholars

Now in 15 Baltimore schools, the Emerging Scholars gives elementary students access to free, in-school programming for advanced learners.

+ Teacher Training

CTY has partnered with Baltimore City schools to provide professional development to educators serving the district’s gifted and advanced learners.

+ Family Resources

CTY is conducting local school-based workshops and other events to help families navigate their students’ educational opportunities.

+ Scholarships

Financial aid for CTY’s academic programs and the four-year CTY Scholars program for high school students is available specifically for Baltimore families.


Serving Baltimore’s Talented Youth

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a nonprofit serving academically advanced students and their families. Our students come from all over the world, but we’re committed as ever to making a difference right here, in Baltimore, to help the city’s bright young learners shine.

Baltimore Emerging Scholars: Building Bridges for Bright Kids

The 25-week Baltimore Emerging Scholars program is a partnership between CTY and Baltimore City Public Schools, and the centerpiece of CTY’s service in Baltimore. It grew out of CTY’s recognition that using above-grade-level testing to identify students for its gifted programs was not reaching some Baltimore students who have the capacity to learn, but have not had the academic opportunities that would prepare them for the tests. Read more about Baltimore Emerging Scholars

CTY and Baltimore in the News


Identifying Advanced Learners in Baltimore

CTY’s Amy Shelton writes that “the earlier you can provide enrichment to young learners, the more likely you are able to have a meaningful impact.”

Read the article in the Baltimore Sun


Baltimore Emerging Scholars on WYPR

Baltimore’s public radio station talks with CTY Director of Research Amy Shelton and of a Baltimore Emerging Scholars student and his family.

Listen to the WYPR Interview


Summer 2019 Emerging Scholars Program

Baltimore City Public Schools and CTY offer a free summer academic enrichment program for elementary students with high academic potential.

More about the Summer 2019 Program


Sponsorship Supports Kids Chess League

CTY is a longtime sponsor of the Baltimore Kids Chess League, which encourages a love of chess in students throughout Baltimore City Schools.

Read about the BKCL


CTY and Baltimore City Schools Team Up

CTY is identifying Baltimore City students with advanced abilities and connecting these students and their teachers with gifted resources.

Learn about Emerging Scholars


CTY Scholars Welcomes Baltimore Cohort

The CTY Scholars program identifies bright eighth-graders from underrepresented groups and prepares them for academic success.

More about CTY Scholars