Y Stories

POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS

Two Bethesda Chevy Chase High School students, 10th grader Teaven, and 9th grader Tsegab, have been active participants in YMCA Youth & Family Services programs for many years. This year they had the unique opportunity to present a project idea to improve pedestrian safety to Ms. Nadji Kirby at the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.  Despite their nerves, the young men did a great job in a professional setting, answered all of Ms. Kirby’s questions, and addressed each of her concerns.  Ms. Kirby was impressed by the project, and the presentation made by Teaven and Tsegab. Continue reading “POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

Fun & Safety Go Together at YFS

Volunteers and YMCA Youth & Family Services’ staff created a warm and welcoming environment at the Healthy Kids Day event inviting families to explore free healthy snacks, health information and fun activities. Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation’s Safe Kids activities focused on road safety, teaching kids and parents how to cross the street, bike safely and properly adjust car seats. Continue reading “Fun & Safety Go Together at YFS” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

Mentoring by any other name….

The YMCA mentoring program has a new name: YMCA YouthLinks: Linking Youth to Caring Mentors.  Our mission remains unchanged: to provide court involved youth in Montgomery County with caring and consistent adult support.  At the Y, we strengthen our community through youth development, ensuring that our most vulnerable children receive our care and support. Continue reading “Mentoring by any other name….” »

By Carson Henry, ago