SoBoKids is a new family-oriented nonprofit community service organization founded by Andrea Sommer, a long-time South Baltimore resident. Its mission is "to create neighborhood pride and a sense of community by bringing families together to serve the city of Baltimore," Andrea explained.
Andrea started SoBoKids because she wanted her children to grow up with a sense of obligation to the world around them. She enjoyed participating in school-sponsored family service projects and decided to build on that experience. Several other South Baltimore families who share Andrea's sense of commitment to the community have joined SoBoKids. Families can participate in projects that interest them and are age appropriate.
"Federal Hill Main Street has been a great source of information and provided the first project for the group," said Andrea. Nine SoBoKids families helped plant 10 new large planters on South Charles Street. Funded by Baltimore Grand Prix beautification grant, the project helped spruce up the street and gave families a chance to work together on a fun activity.
SoBoKids is looking for participation, ideas, and input from the community. For information: www.SoBoKids.org or their FaceBook page.
~Leah Witter, intern