Upcoming Events

May 29

T3 Series: Ricky Smith | Maryland Aviation Administration

The projected growth of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Cargo Operations, FAA Updates, and More!

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Jun 7

Young Professionals Group Roundtable

Join other young professionals and rising stars from Partnership member organizations for a monthly roundtable

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Jun 12

2019 Annual Meeting

Join us for an evening of networking, food & beverages, entertainment, and more!

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Jun 13

Membership Committee

Join other members of the Partnership as we facilitate meaningful strategic relationships throughout the region.

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Oct 2

Economic Development Summit

Prominent economists, regional economic development leaders, and representatives from key Maryland industries will provide attendees with an economic overview and forecast of the BWI Region

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Summer Youth Initiative



The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Aviation Administration, along with its industry partners, are reaching out to 50 Baltimore City youth to take them inside of one of the most fascinating workplaces in the world, a major metropolitan airport. For one week, they will be immersed in the day-to-day excitement of flight operations, airport security, transportation, and business.

The goal is to provide young minds with the unique opportunity to experience, up close and personal, the wide range of jobs and potential careers that the world of commercial aviation and transportation has to offer.

Participants will enjoy unprecedented access to BWI Marshall Airport and other facilities where they will see and do things the average passenger or visitor never gets to experience. With guides and mentors by their side every step of
the way, they will literally explore the airport, inside and out. From this exceptional vantage point they will see and learn about the people and the variety of jobs necessary to make BWI Marshall Airport operate.

The program will be activity-driven to keep participants engaged and interested. They will go out on the airfield, observe air operations, visit the fire rescue facility and airport security training facilities, climb aboard the huge equipment used for snow removal, and directly interact with the people who do a variety of interesting jobs every day. In addition, BWI Marshall Airport is engaging its transportation partners at the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies, and the hospitality industry to expose the range of career opportunities related to transportation and tourism.

A key component of the program will be the close interaction between program partner chaperones and campers as well as a series of speakers from diverse backgrounds including airline pilots and other professionals. It is here where the young people will hear about the importance of staying in school, hard work, commitment, and the personal discipline required to achieve one’s dream of working in an exciting and challenging environment.

Below is an overview of the program. This will be an exciting, interactive week at BWI Marshall Airport as 50 young minds enjoy what could be a life-changing experience. We look forward to your participation and support. Just imagine the possibilities! 


• One week program: (Monday-Friday) August 6th thru August 10th, 2018
• Participants are between the ages of 10 and 14
• Participants are selected from five (5) Baltimore City recreation centers representing a cross section of the city,   with a maximum of fifty (50) total participants to attend the Summer Youth Initiative
• BWI Marshall Airport will provide daily transportation from/to each recreation center
• BWI Marshall Airport and partners will provide daily breakfast, lunch and snacks


Partners coordinating and operating the Summer Youth Initiative days:

BWI Marshall Airport (MDOT-Maryland Aviation Administration)


Southwest Airlines

Martin State Airport (MDOT-Maryland Aviation Administration)

The BWI Business Partnership, Inc.

Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS)

Medieval Times


Selected Recreation Centers (through Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks):

Solo Gibbs
Cecil Kirk
Samuel FB Morris
Robert C. Marshall

Each recreation center will provide one (1) leader to serve as a chaperone for that center’s participants who will remain with them throughout the duration of the program


7:30am -- Participants board BWI Marshall Airport buses from the respective recreation centers

8:30 a.m. -- Students arrive at the day's location for breakfast and welcome.

9:45am -- Partnering organization begins the day’s itinerary of breakout sessions, demonstrations, tours, speakers, etc.

12:00pm or 1:00pm -- Lunch will be served on location (exact time to be determined by partnering organization)

4:00 p.m. -- Wrap-up session

4:30pm -- Buses return students to their home recreation centers (anticipated arrival no later than 5:00 p.m.).


Of course, all of this would not be possible without the program’s generous partners and sponsors.

In addition to the cost of operations, the young people are sent home with a variety of school supplies to ensure they are ready to go back to their schools in September ready to get to work.

The Partnership is seeking tax deductible donations to defray the cost of the program, as well as the school supplies. For more information on how you can support this worthwhile effort, contact the partnership at 410.859.1000 or email Cate Sheehy (csheehy@bwipartner.org).


Sponsors will be invited to attend the closing ceremony on August 10th and will be
acknowledged with signage throughout the airport during the entire week.
Press Releases and social media marketing efforts will further acknowledge sponsors.
Organization Sponsorships received by June 29, 2018 will have logos featured on t-shirts.

Please make all checks payable to:
The Partnership Foundation

Detach & mail to:
The BWI Business Partnership
1306 Concourse Dr., Suite 215  | Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Donations are tax-deductible