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.
More than twelve students and their mothers graduated in November from a five-week workshop sponsored by Linkages to Learning entitled, “Preventing Obesity and Diabetes”. The workshop was designed and presented by Marlene Orantes of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP-University of Maryland). This comprehensive, after-school class taught mothers and children about nutrients, the value of exercise and how to cook easy and healthy meals together. (more…)