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Incite Creative Continues to Play a Role in Advancing Education

On September 15, 2011, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and local education leaders will unveil Compass: A Directory of Resources for Bright Students in Baltimore. Produced by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) and the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (B.E.S.T.), Compass puts information on more than 200 public, charter, and independent schools plus two dozen resources for academically advanced students all in one place.

In August, representatives from CTY, City Schools, and B.E.S.T. who collaborated on the guide were jointly named a Maryland Daily Record 2011 Innovator of the Year. Incite Creative provided graphic design services to help produce Compass as well as the launch event invitations. 

“We’re honored to have played a role in such a comprehensive project, and one that will ultimately benefit students who will become tomorrow’s leaders,” states Dina Wasmer, President of Incite Creative. “We believe that all kids have a special gift to share with the world around them, and it’s up to all of us to make sure they’re given an opportunity to shine.”

Baltimore’s public school students will be among many other students to benefit from the resources in this new guide. “The cooperation that made Compass possible is unprecedented, both locally and nationally,” said Thomas Wilcox, President and CEO of the Baltimore Community Foundation. “Public and private partners working together to give kids a range of quality educational choices—this should be a model for the rest of the country.” Amy John, Executive Director of B.E.S.T., looks forward to using Compass to introduce local families to area independent schools. “This guide gives a tremendous boost to important work,” said John. “It shows families who always feared their options were limited the wealth of opportunities they can look forward to in both public and independent schools.”

“Since our founding more than 30 years ago, the Center for Talented Youth has identified and cultivated academic ability in students around the world,” said Elaine Hansen, Executive Director of CTY. “But it is especially gratifying to shine a light on some of the best students right here in our hometown. We can’t wait to see what they’ll do with the resources we’ve been able to assemble.”

Space for the September 15 unveiling of Compass is very limited, but anyone interested in attending or obtaining a copy of the guide after the launch event can contact Lionel Foster, Assistant Program Manager at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, at 410-735-6196 or lfoster@jhu.edu

Incite Creative is a marketing and graphic design firm that specializes in strategic positioning, brand development and creative implementation services for educational institutions, financial services institutions and the healthcare industry. For more information, log onto http://www.incitecreativeinc.com or contact Dina Wasmer at 410-366-9479 ext. 2# or dina@incitecreativeinc.com.

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