YOUTH LINKS INSPIRING FUTURES

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There is a growing awareness in Montgomery County that mentoring is one of the most effective interventions for children who have suffered the trauma of neglect, abuse, and extreme poverty. Continue reading “YOUTH LINKS INSPIRING FUTURES” »

REACHING NEW GOALS

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Because drowning is one of the top causes of unintentional death for youth under 14, it is crucial that children learn to swim. Many children have limited access to community pools and swim lessons and miss the chance to gain skills and confidence in the water. Continue reading “REACHING NEW GOALS” »

MUSIC SPEAKS THROUGH CAQT DJS

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The corner of Carroll Avenue and Quebec Terrace is known for many things—traffic, noise, pedestrian endangerment, but it’s also known for the YMCA haven that overlooks this busy intersection where youth from a dozen countries are growing up together.  Continue reading “MUSIC SPEAKS THROUGH CAQT DJS” »

GIVING HER ALL

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A YOUNG GIRL’S DREAM

In many ways, Dee Lam is like most high school seniors in Montgomery County. She savors time after school with friends. She looks to the future eagerly and she is maybe just a little scared. But in other ways, Dee stands out from her peers because of some of the experiences she has endured: things like displacement, loss of her parents, homelessness and living in very meager circumstances. Continue reading “GIVING HER ALL” »

WELLNESS FOR SUCCESS

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YOUTH GRASP NUTRITION AND FITNESS THROUGH HANDS ON LEARNING

Apples! Salad! Pizza! Tacos! These foods were the overwhelming winners of the icebreaker game where seventeen 6th grade students shouted out their favorite meals, fruits, and vegetables. On October 6th, the new Wellness 4 Success (W4S) program was launched at Francis Scott Key (FSK) Middle School in Silver Spring. Continue reading “WELLNESS FOR SUCCESS” »

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