TYF Programs

Torch Youth Fund


Recently, Columbia Community Care created the Torch Youth Fund in honor of Jaden Ealey, an Oakland Mills High School graduate, who was taken from us too soon on June 11th, 2021. Jaden was a loving son, brother, uncle, teammate, boyfriend, and friend. He was an extremely talented football player at OMHS, as well as a talented rapper locally known as “Torch”. Just before his passing, Jaden had written a list of dreams and hopes for himself in the future. It outlined a path forward from a bit of a rocky road, towards success. In order to honor Jaden’s life and his dreams for a brighter future, the Torch Youth Fund will provide opportunities for young people through our programming areas of Purpose Pathways and Health & Healing. We will strive to cultivate their strengths, passions, and purposes in life so that they may live healthy, happy, and successful lives.


This community safety program is designed by young people, for young people. P.U.S.H will provide resources and create space for the youth of Columbia and communities they live in, attend school and hang out in. The purpose of this program is for the youth to have an outlet and space to grow and gain life skills, and have access to resources that will lead towards attainment of goals and pathways toward success and overall well-being.

S.T.A.N.D. HoCo Mentorship Program

Columbia Community Care will create a support circle to mentor many of the youth in Howard County who are seeking and needing wise counsel and healing. Each meeting will include a Restorative Peace Circle or fellowship time, dinner, and take-aways. 

Meet the Mentors!

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