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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Staff Using Lights, Cameras & Book Action to Help Combat Digital Illiteracy (VIDEO)

Staff from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) teamed up with Montgomery Community Media early Thursday to learn the art of lights and cameras in an effort to combat digital illiteracy. In 2016, Montgomery Community Media was awarded a $25,000 grant by the NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC Washington for creating an innovative program that would implement […]

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June 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Libraries Summer Reading Program Kicks-off Saturday

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) invites students to participate in this year’s Summer Reading program, which will run June 10 to September 10. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Participants can sign up for the program and keep track of the books they read or have read to them throughout the summer. Registration is […]

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April 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Teen Safety Issues Will Be Discussed During Town Hall on April 22

The Montgomery County Women’s Bar Foundation will hosts its annual “Preparing for Success” program for students on April 22 at Montgomery College Germantown Campus. With a theme of “Navigating Life, the Streets and Social Media,” this town hall meeting is aimed to teach participants about safety issues that teens and parents face daily. The program […]

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April 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Study Shows Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Diabetes Increasing in Youth

The rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are on a rise among youth, according to a news release. The report titled, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, found that the rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes in youth increased by […]

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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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March 17, 2017 | Sheila Ogilvie

Patuxent River Hosts Sold Out ‘Hidden Figures’ Screening

“Transforming Lives” Commends the Patuxent River (MD) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Girls Empowerment Tour for hosting a sold-out screening of the Oscar-nominated film ‘Hidden Figures’ to empower local girls. On February 18, the Patuxent River (MD) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated joined ‘Hidden Figures’ cast member Karan Kendrick and hosted a private […]

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March 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Community Media Introduces New Spring Break Class: YouTube You for Teens

Does your teen want to be the next YouTuber? If so, MCM is offering a new class for youth titled “YouTube You.” The class is scheduled for the week of April 10 through 14, and coincides with the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) district’s spring break week. The class will cover creating professional videos using green […]

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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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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage Legislation (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. “The only way to express my position regarding this bill at this time is to reluctantly veto and return it to you with what I believe is a more reasonable path to moving the county to a […]

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January 11, 2017 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

New Year Time Management/Organizational Tools

With the new year often comes new years resolutions. Why not make a new years resolution to take better control of your life and be more organized in terms of completing tasks. Doing so will lead to being more efficient, and hopefully freeing up more time to do things that you like, spend time actually […]

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