Community Development programs provide academic-focused after-school care for children, and intensive homework help, and mentoring for teens. Our staff assist students with homework, lead enrichment activities, social skills development, and facilitate a variety of recreational activities.

Unique YFS programs:

  • Common Ground: collaborative arts-based peer-peer learning initiatives for middle school students.
  • Community Connections: leadership, education, community service, and enrichment for high school students.
  • Man 2 Man: All male peer-peer mentoring for young men of color in high risk communities.
  • YMCA Youth & Government: encouraging high school involvement in the legislative process.

Our community locations:

  • Albert Einstein High School- Wheaton, MD
  • Rosemary Hills/ Lyttonsville- Bethesda & Silver Spring, MD
  • Northwest Park Apartments- Silver Spring, MD*
  • Nob Hill Apartments- Silver Spring, MD*
  • Carroll Avenue & Quebec Terrace Apartments- Silver Spring, MD*

*These sites also offer adult support groups, parenting classes, case management, and food distribution.

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