Seniors are flocking back to school to mentor Baltimore City students who ‘need it more than ever’

Published 12/22/2022 4:35 p.m. EST

Baba Olumiji is the principal of Johnston Square Elementary School in Baltimore City Public School system.

Some Baltimore City Public Schools students may see an unfamiliar face in the classroom next year as local senior citizens are returning to schools to offer guidance and mentorship to students.

Baba Olumiji, principal of Johnston Square Elementary School, says he’s grateful to see the program dubbed Experience Corps return in February 2023.

“One of the things that we’ve discovered since we’ve been back to school full time since last year is that now more than ever, our children need to have love and support from as many trusted adults as possible,” Olumiji said.

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