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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Chipotle Restaurants to Give Half Its Proceeds to Support YMCA on Mar. 23

Chipotle restaurants across the D.C. area, including here in Montgomery County, are supporting local YMCA’s by offering 50 percent of its proceeds to the organization. The fundraiser will be held on Mar. 23. “The fundraiser is a part of ‘Caring for the Community,’ which helps sustain and continue our programs,” Carson Henry, executive director of […]

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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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December 21, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New YMCA Program Inspiring Futures for Young Males of Color (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Two years ago, County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council accepted President Obama’s challenge to help close opportunity gaps for young men of color. Nearly $20,000 is now being spent to help black and Latino youth through a new mentoring program operated by the YMCA’s Youth & Family Services Branch. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong met […]

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July 17, 2015 | Staff Writer

MCPS Hosts Annual “Drive for Supplies” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools held its annual “Drive for Supplies” event at Richard Montgomery High School this week. MCPS-TV reports that more than 80 schools participated this year. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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March 13, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Ceremony to Showcase Youth Involvement in Community Revitalization

UPDATED: This event has been postponed to a later date due to the inclement weather. The efforts of a group of middle and high school students in Silver Spring to make their community safer, will be honored during a ceremony on March 18. “Lighting the Way Home,” an event to unveil handmade and illuminated mosaic […]

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