Who We Are

Project Pneuma is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the heart of downtown Baltimore, MD. Here at Project Pneuma our mission is to Breathe New Life holistically into the young men we serve by challenging them intellectually, strengthening them physically, nurturing them emotionally and uplifting them spiritually. We strive to teach our young men the art of forgiveness, self-control and discipline while giving them exposure to a new world of endless possibilities.


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Thank you to all of those who donated to our Fearless Matching Grant campaign.

You can still support Project Pneuma by donating today! Thank you.

Goal: $50,000

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The Future of Project Pneuma

Damion Cooper, Founder and Executive Director of Project Pneuma, found his path of healing leading him to become an agent of change in his very own community. Cooper began to see unsettling changes happening all around him. He was then able to visualize the direction for Project Pneuma and began transforming the youth and police mindset.


Core Programming

Project Pneuma provides young Black males in the fourth through eighth grades from Baltimore City Public Schools with the opportunity to grow. Project Pneuma starts by preparing the boys to develop social-emotional skills. We provide academic support, martial arts, yoga, and mindfulness. The boys are able to dive into their creative side with art and media integration. Project Pneuma brings a sense of calm with sound therapy to teach students how to center themselves.

Social-Emotional Literacy (SEL)

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Academic Enrichment/Tutoring

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Breathing New Life Training

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Public Speaking

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Art Integration

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Physical Fitness

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Martial Arts

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Sylvan Learning

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Core of Project Pneuma

Damion J. CooperFounder and Executive Director

Damien Myers, MD, MPHChief Operating Officer

Denzell WalkerProgram Director


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