Youth

March 29, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Free Sports Camp Offers Opportunities for At-Risk Youth

The 480 Club has teamed up with Identity Inc., a nonprofit in Montgomery County, to offer a free sports camp for students during the school district’s spring break. “We organized a camp for 80 kids, those who are at risk, to make new friends and learn new skills,” said Joesph Hooks, founder of the 480 Club. […]

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March 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Toys R Us Liquidation Sale Begins, Here’s What You Should Know

Here’s What You Should Know Just days after Toys “R”Us, Inc. officials announced they have filed for bankruptcy to begin “winding down” on its more than 700 company stores and inventory across the country,  liquidation sales have begin in the region. Residents can expect discounts on toys and other items starting off at 10 percent, […]

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March 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

The March for Our Lives Rally is Saturday, March 24

Here’s What You Need to Know The March for Our Lives Rally to address gun violence in schools is expected to draw hundreds of thousands to downtown Washington Saturday, March 24. The rally will include a diverse program of student speakers, musical performances, guest speakers and video tributes from noon until 3 pm. According to the website […]

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March 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Releases Statement Following Death of 16-Year-Old Shooting Victim

A 16-year-old girl who was shot at a high school in St. Mary’s County has died. In a statement released by the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office, officials confirmed that “on March 22, 2018, at 11:34 p.m., Jaelynn Rose Willey died, surrounded by her family.” Willey was one of two victims shot Tuesday morning at Great […]

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March 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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Wednesday’s School Closure Pushes Summer Vacation Back

Wednesday weather-related school closure means summer vacation will start later than anticipated for Montgomery County Public School students. Weather permitting, June 15 will be the last day of classes for students which is the last day under Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order school districts can hold classes. This latest extension in the school-year comes just […]

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March 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Cancels After-School Activities Tuesday Due to Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools has canceled all after-school and evening activities due to pending weather conditions, according to the school district’s Twitter page. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory Tuesday morning and a winter storm watch until Wednesday evening. The school district will monitor weather conditions throughout the evening and will […]

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March 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Adventure Theatre Holds 66th Annual Gala

It was a night of performances and surprises from some of the region’s most talented youth during Adventure Theatre’s 66th Annual Gala. “We have all these kids that come to our theatre, 40,000 every year, to be entertained and to learn to be theatre artists,” Michael Bobbitt, artistic director for Adventure Theatre, said. “We’re here […]

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March 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Students Participate in National Gun Protest

Just one month after the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, thousands of students from Montgomery County Public Schools marched to Washington D.C. to rally for gun law reform. With their fists up and backs turned to the White House students were silent for 17 minutes. Each minute represented one of the […]

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March 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

National Walkout by Students Expected Wednesday

Exactly one month after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people, students from across the country are planning to walkout of school to stand in solidarity with the victims. The event, organized by the Women’s March Network, calls for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to participate in a national school […]

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March 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Public Libraries Announce Dates for Literary Explorers Program

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is again offering the Literary Explorers program in which youth ages 10 to 14 will have the opportunity to talk about books they have read, learn how to do a book talk and then record it. Videos will be available on MCPL’s website and Montgomery Community Media’s website. Registration is required for […]

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