Joseph Hooks

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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May 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Blair Ewing Students Take Part in School’s First Career Day (PHOTOS)

Staff at Blair G. Ewing Center, an alternative school that serves middle school and high school students who are unsuccessful in their home schools, organized the school’s first career day. “For our students who have made poor choices in the past, this is something to help inspire them, to help motivate them and to get […]

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January 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Watkins Mill High School Alum Creates 480 Club to Help Student Athletes (VIDEO)

Inspired by the lack of resources he had when growing up, Joesph Hooks, founded the 480 Club.  The 480 Club is an off-season indoor conditioning program that teaches Montgomery County youth to be better athletes and more. Guy Gengarella is a parent to a 480 Club participant who has witnessed firsthand his son’s improvements at […]

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December 9, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Police Strengthening Community Relations Through a Flag Football Game

While the duties of a police officer include protecting and serving both people and property, some officers from the Montgomery County Police Department had a different responsibility on Thursday night: protect your team’s flags and football. Football players from the Watkins Mill High School football team partnered with officers from Montgomery Village for a game […]

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