disconnected youth

April 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Forum Discusses Best Practices to Connect with Youth (PHOTOS)

Connecting with the youth in Montgomery County is why dozens of mentors, volunteers and youth development professionals  gathered at the Universities at Shady Grove early Monday. The Montgomery County Collaboration Council held its annual community of practice and mentoring forum for youth development practitioners. “Young people have a lot to contribute to Montgomery County but […]

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February 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Governor’s Office for Children Launches Program to Connect Disconnected Youth to Job Opportunities

“Disconnected youth,” are young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither working or in school. About 1 in 10 of Maryland youth is considered disconnected, according to staff from the Governor’s Office for Children. Also referred to as “opportunity youth” because of their potential value to the economy, the Governor’s Office for Children announced […]

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November 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Leggett Speaks About Connecting Youth to Opportunity (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett recently discussed connecting youth to opportunity at an event where a study on improving opportunity in Montgomery County was presented.

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July 2, 2014 | Julie Rios Little

Connecting our Latino Youth to Opportunities

Connecting our Latino youth to opportunities Spanish version  Our Latino students are not only the future, but also the present. They are the second largest student group in Montgomery County Public Schools (27.4%), and they represent the highest percentage in Kindergarten (30.7%). Along with African American students, Latino students face many challenges. The academic gap between […]

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