youth

August 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Group Rescued from Billy Goat Trail During Heat Emergency

15 juveniles and a few adults were rescued from the Billy Goat Trail in Potomac after feeling hot and suffering heat exhaustion, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) spokesperson said. MCFRS was dispatched to Trail A around 4 p.m. Thursday for  the group, Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. Emergency services evaluated […]

Read more

August 11, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Vote for Your Favorite Student Vaccine Video

A public service announcement contest, “Take Your Shot”, was launched to encourage students to educate fellow young people about the COVID-19 vaccine. Now the top 16 submissions from the contest compete online to see who is the fan favorite. The video that gets the most likes on YouTube will be declared the winner. And its […]

Read more

August 2, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Ranger Rick Coming to a TV Near You

Silver Spring’s Red Rock Films and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will partner to create an animated series for television starring Ranger Rick. Bix Pix Entertainment will animate the beloved character. “For decades, Ranger Rick has inspired millions of children to explore, love and protect nature,” said Dawn Rodney, NWFs Chief Innovation and Growth Officer. […]

Read more

August 2, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Local All-Stars Advance to Little League World Series Regional Tournament

The  MoCoLoco 12U All-Stars won the state championship July 23, earning a spot in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Little League World Series regional tournament. They defeated Berlin Little League convincingly 11-3. The team will pack their bags and head to Bristol, Connecticut for the playoffs August 8-14. The road to Bristol wasn’t smooth.  MoCoLoco […]

Read more

July 26, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Indoor Playground Reopens at Ellsworth Place

The indoor playground at Ellsworth Place has reopened after being closed during the pandemic. The children’s play area includes two primary house structures, four activity stations, tunnels, slides and benches for parents. Located on the ground floor, the playground welcomes diminutive visitors Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. The […]

Read more

July 21, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

KID Museum on the Move

Next year, the KID Museum plans to move to 3 Bethesda Metro. The move provides the museum with a chance to expand and open its doors at an easy to reach location. The museum also recently appointed new leaders who look forward to making hands on learning more accessible for Montgomery County students. The KID […]

Read more

July 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

19 County Students Awarded College-Sponsored Scholarships

19 Montgomery County students have received college- and university-sponsored scholarships in the final round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Monday. The winners were selected by the sponsoring college or univresity from amound the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Progarm who will attend their instituion. These awards provide between $500 and […]

Read more

July 12, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Takoma Park Youth Council Now Accepting Applications

The Takoma Park Youth Council — which works closely with the city council, mayor and city groups to advocate for Takoma Park’s young people — is now accepting applications for 2021-2022. The youth council was formed in 2017 as an advisory committee to the city council. It is intended to provide an opportunity for the youth of […]

Read more

May 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ‘Take Your Shot’ Video Contest for Middle and High Schoolers

Montgomery County middle and high schoolers can enter the county’s “Take Your Shot” video contest to encourage young people to discuss the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccinated. According to a county release, students in public schools, private schools and those who are homeschooled can submit 30-45 second video public service announcements (PSAs) addressing one of […]

Read more

May 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Lifts Restrictions on Restaurants, Venues; Indoor Mask Mandate Remains

Effective Saturday, May 15, all Maryland indoor and outdoor dining establishments, including restaurants and bars, can resume normal operations, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday. The same goes for other indoor and outdoor venues. All outdoor entertainment, arts, and sports venues, as well as all indoor entertainment venues and conventions can resume […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter