YouthLinks’ Steering Committee

Youth Links began in 2005 as the brainchild of a circuit court judge, the head of child welfare and YMCA leadership.  Nearly a decade later, the court and welfare systems remain active in helping to guide the program. Hon. Richard Jordan, Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit Lisa Merkin, […]

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) […]

Executive Staff

Carson E. Henry III , YMCA Youth & Family Services’ Executive Director, is an experienced leader and a change agent. Mr. Henry is a strategist and champion of social responsibility. Mr. Henry has held various leader, mentor, and volunteer positions. Carson graduated from the 2016 CORE class of Leadership Montgomery while […]

Youth & Community Programs

Our programs provide young people with unique exposure to opportunity and challenge as part of their development. We know that the future of our community relies on them and we want each of our participants to be prepared for a successful and fulfilling life. Y staff are experts in mentoring, outdoor […]


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 […]