Signal 13 Partners with Youth Mentoring Group Project Pneuma


The Signal 13 Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with Project Pneuma, an inspirational local nonprofit that supports boys in 4th-8th grades in Baltimore City Schools. Project Pneuma is a holistic program focused on social emotional learning that challenges its kids intellectually, physically, and emotionally. The cornerstone of the program is its relationship with Baltimore City Police. The program enlists officers and newly recruited trainees to serve as mentors to the boys, creating healthy and positive interactions between the officers and young black men in Baltimore.

“Project Pneuma has been recognized nationally for its community relations work,” says Project Pneuma founder Damion Cooper. “We’ve worked with more than 2,000 boys since 2014 and the results speak for themselves with improved academic performance, self-management skills, social awareness, and mental and physical health.”

The Signal 13 Foundation provides financial hardship grants to Baltimore City Police personnel, both sworn and civilian, and college scholarships to their children. “While supporting police in their times of need will always be Signal 13’s priority, it is important to give back to the community and do our part to help foster goodwill between our brave officers and the communities they serve,” says Signal 13 CEO Nancy Hinds. Signal 13 will provide annual scholarships for three boys to go through the five-year program, starting in 4th grade. “Data shows that intervention in third and fourth grades for kids makes a big difference in their lives. Project Pneuma pushes every young man in the program to reach his fullest potential,” adds Cooper.



Lend Us a Hand in 2024

We have a small favor to ask. Thousands of Baltimore Police families have trusted the Signal 13 Foundation to support them during difficult times and when they need assistance paying for college for their kids.

Like other nonprofits, Signal 13’s funding depends on generous donations from individuals, companies and foundations. We can’t do what we do for Baltimore City Police in times of need without your support. Requests for assistance are increasing and we rarely turn a grant or scholarship applicant down.

Signal 13 is celebrating 40 years of helping Baltimore City Police, and the Board’s goal is to do even more to make their lives a little easier during stressful times. We do this because we believe in supporting the brave men and women in the Baltimore Police Department who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us and the city we love.

About Signal 13

Formed in 1983 by Police Commissioner Frank J. Battaglia with help from prominent philanthropists and business owners, the Signal 13 Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) committed to supporting the men and women of the Baltimore City Police Department with financial hardship grants and scholarships for their families. For more information, go to


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