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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Parents’ Council Discuss Achievement Gaps in School System (PHOTOS)

Addressing disparities with resources in education was the topic of discussion during the NAACP Parents’ Council kick-off event Monday night which is something parent Charles Casey is concerned about. “I’m getting my daughter ready for college and some of the challenges we face with the school system as far as meeting the needs of kids […]

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September 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

DHHS to Host Free Series for Youth and Parents on Substance Abuse Prevention

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services will host a series of free presentations for youth and parents on topics such as substance abuse prevention and promoting positive attitudes, according to a news release. The sessions will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. […]

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August 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

City of Rockville Will Host its Annual ‘Back to School Jam’ on Aug 25

Students in the city of Rockville will have the chance to receive a backpack filled with school supplies at the City of Rockville’s 17th annual Back to School Jam on Aug. 25. Any student who lives or goes to a school in Rockville are eligible to receive the backpacks for $2, according to a news […]

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of exterior of Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park

Adventure Theatre MTC’s 66th Season to Feature Judy Moody and More

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) announced its upcoming season to include five main stage productions featuring two world premieres. The children’s theater is located in Glen Echo Park. The new season kicks off with How I Became a Pirate, based on the book of the same title by Melinda Long and illustrations by David Shannon. Jenny Male directs the […]

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June 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Students Take Part in Smithsonian’s Folk Life Festival

Students from Gandhi Brigade are participating this weekend in the Smithsonian’s Folk Life Festival. The event takes place from now thru Monday, according to Evan Glass, executive director of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media. “Our students will participate on the National Mall between June 29 and July 3, where they will be interviewing attendees and capturing […]

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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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