DONOVAN’S PLAN

CARE AND TEAMWORK FOR A YOUNG MAN’S FUTURE wrap

Donovan was referred to YMCA Youth & Family Services (YMCA-YFS) following a series of school suspensions and multiple behavioral concerns. Though bright, Donovan’s grades were suffering due to his negative behaviors and interactions with peers and teachers. Thanks to Montgomery County’s Collaboration Council, YMCA-YFS was able to assist Donovan and his family though the Wraparound program. Y staff helped facilitate communication between Donovan’s family members and his school to figure out a plan for the best way to improve his grades and decrease/eliminate school suspensions and the number of times he was asked to leave class due to his behaviors.

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YFS’ NEW MAYOR

She campaigned, they voted, and she made history…

YFS’ NEW MAYORLauryn, pictured above, is one of 13 teenagers at Albert Einstein High School’s after-school program that have worked to research and craft legislation in preparation for the 2015 Youth & Government Legislative Weekend, held April 24-25 in Washington, DC.  This year, Lauren joined  more than 40 YFS sponsored youth in this YMCA program.

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REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

8 YEAR OLD & MOM INSPIRE EACH OTHER ON CHALLENGE COURSE

reaching new heights

Just before noon, Alberto, whose name has been changed for this article, eyed the zip line suspiciously. He’d already tried once to gather the courage to ride it across the wide-open space below. On his first attempt, the 8-year-old made it to the top of the ladder. By lunchtime on the first ever YFS Family Day, Alberto made it all the way to the edge of the 40– ft high platform and stopped, planning to try again after the noon meal.

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