youth

November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Update: Wheaton Teenager, Baby Found Safe

Update, Nov. 13: Montgomery County police have reported that Wendy Hernandez and her son, Jason Hernandez, have been found safe and unharmed. Detectives from Montgomery County Police Department are asking for assistance in locating Wendy Orvelina Hernandez, 15, of Wheaton, and her two-month-old baby boy, Jason Hernandez. According to a police report, the two were […]

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June 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Backyard Theater for Children at Strathmore Returns in July

Backyard Theater for Children at Strathmore returns on Thursdays now through July 31 with two performances at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Don’t miss Serendib Dance in Rhythm of Lanka this Thursday, July 31.

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May 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Students will Speak Out at Youth Summit Thursday

Students ages 11 to 19 will speak to county representatives during a Youth Summit Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Silver Spring. This is the fourth year Montgomery Recreation is hosting the event, which was county executive Isaiah Leggett’s brainchild. “This is their opportunity to bring up issues that are important to them,” said Carmen Berrios, spokesperson for Montgomery Recreation. During previous youth summits, students have discussed issues […]

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April 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

DuFief Elementary’s Fourth-Grader Named Gaithersburg Jr. Mayor

Zayd Salahuddin of DuFief Elementary School has been selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor. His first appearance is scheduled to be at the State of the City Address on April 26, where the gavel will be passed by current Junior Mayor Purani Kannan of Diamond Elementary School. Zayd will be officially introduced to the public […]

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December 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wise Wins 4A State Championship, 38 – 20, Over Quince Orchard (PHOTOS)

The Wise Pumas took home the state 4A championship trophy with a 38-20 win over the Quince Orchard Cougars on Friday night. The football game was played on the first night of December at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. From the start, it was a hard fought game. With just seconds left in the […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Youth Invited to Voice Concerns with County Council During Town Hall

Youth in the county will have the chance to voice their concerns with the Montgomery County Council during the seventh annual Youth Town Hall meeting scheduled for Nov. 29. A pre-meeting reception will begin at 6 p.m. where student will have a chance to meeting with councilmembers in an informal setting first. Following the reception, […]

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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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