Our small full-time school was created in response to the pandemic forcing schools to close.
After being open for nearly a year and a half, up until late 2021, we now are offering
classes on an as-needed basis. Young children were studying there with our longtime licensed
teacher (retired recently from teaching at a nationwide top-20 school district). Key
learning focuses: the arts, wellness and mindful learning, learning in nature, strong core
academics! It was located in the Baltimore area and maintained strongest safety protocols to
enable in-person learning. Please let us know if you are interested in having your family
learn with us:
Our Street Care initiative provides support to people struggling with homelessness. Our
provides a Street Care direct outreach program to homeless people in need, having aided
people in Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, and beyond. We won a grant for the 2022 year that
allows us to do more to help those in need, and to be out on the streets even more. We also
help homeless people in Washington, DC.
This program delivers, groceries and other life essentials to families struggling
Our expert trainers help educate community members to serve homeless people safely and
effectively, along with providing team-building and community-building activities. We
regularly train Bright Mind members and other community members in Maryland.
Martin is responsible for Bright Mind board matters, raising funds and cultivating
relationships with institutions, and implementing and providing oversight of overall goals
of the organization.
Martin has a passion for helping youth and young adults, and for veterans’ issues, having
served in the National Guard. He was Dean of Peer Education at Hobart and William Smith
Colleges in Geneva, NY, where he taught for six years in the field of Peer Education in
Human Relations, conducting research and instructing
students on how to work together across difference.
He has presented at three national AIDS conferences on effective management skills. He has
worked as a social worker with disabled people and was a founding director of the ARCH, a
non-profit focused on community, cultural, and diversity education in schools and
workplaces. He regularly conducts street outreach and programming to aid victims of sex
trafficking, including as a focus of his work as a senior pastor, where he works to bring
diverse faith communities and human services organizations together to aid poor and
under-served communities. He is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church. Since
2008, he has served as a pastor in the Baltimore Washington Annual Conference. He holds
Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees from Wesley Theological
Seminary (Washington, DC) and currently serves as senior pastor at Magothy United Methodist
Church in Pasadena, Maryland.
Martin received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an Honorable
Discharge after serving in the US Army National Guard (Washington, DC). He and his wife have
a 3-year-old daughter.
Terrence oversees Bright Mind finances, promotes Bright Mind to funders, guides grant
submissions, and works on fundraising campaigns. He represents Bright Mind to all
communities, with particular emphasis on African-American communities.
Terrence is a non-profit professional, as well as a diversity educator. As Conference and
Events Manager for HealthHIV, he serves as Project Manager for HealthHIV's annual
SYNChronicity conference. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Conferences and
Meeting Services (CMS) with the National Minority AIDS Council for over fifteen years. In
this work, his responsibilities encompassed logistical planning for conferences, developing
marketing collateral and conference promotional materials; developing RFPs for conference
related activities; and negotiating contracts for national and regional conferences.
Terrence has served as the Director for the United States Conference on AIDS and as the
point of contact for CDC's HIV Prevention Leadership Summit. In addition, he has received
numerous awards and accolades for his service to the HIV community.
Terrence has also spent years doing director-level diversity education work, with a focus on
working with and teaching students. He did his undergraduate studies at Cornell University
(NY) and is both a foster and adoptive father. He is highly involved in fostering networks.
We are always interested in having others join with us -no experience necessary. Contact us at