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.


Youth & Family Services’ Staff

– Keyandra Brisco, LCSW-C  – Director of Family Preservation and Support Services Lindsey Foss, LCMFT – Director of Linkages to Learning Kimberly Nimmons, LCPC – Director of Counseling Outreach Referrals and Education (CORE) Elena dos Reis – Director of Linkages to Learning Meredith Smith – Director of Youth Development – Keyandra Brisco, LCSW-C Keyandra […]

Spreading Holiday Cheer

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…)

YFS In The News

Press Release YMCA of Metropolitan Washington to provide Inter-agency Family Preservation Services (October 1, 2017) Trawick Foundation Announces $150,000 Grant Award to Connect Cross Section of Rising 9th Graders (July 29, 2016) Healthy Kids Day April 30th (April 5, 2016) YMCA Youth & Family Services Awarded Montgomery County Wraparound Contract (April 14, 2016) […]