youth

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 […]

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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 […]

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May 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Leaders Preparing for Pfizer Vaccine Expansion to Ages 12-15

After Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was FDA-approved for youths ages 12-15 on Monday, Montgomery County leaders are preparing to administer shots to young residents. The eligibility expansion still requires final approval from a CDC advisory committee, which is set to meet Wednesday. During a county council meeting Tuesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said leaders […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax Initiates COVID-19 Vaccine Trials for Adolescents

Vaccine development company Novavax, headquartered in Gaithersburg, announced Monday that it expanded Phase 3 clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to include adolescents. The trials will include up to 3,000 youths ages 12-17 at up to 75 sites in the U.S., the company said in a press release. “Through the expansion of our PREVENT-19 […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Launches ‘Project Bounce Back’ to Help Youth Recover from Pandemic Effects

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new initiative to help young Marylanders recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This global pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for nearly everyone. But it has been perhaps most difficult for our children,” Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. Uncertainty and isolation combined with prolonged school closures has been […]

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April 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘It’s Exciting’: High School Students Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

All Marylanders ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. During a county council meeting Tuesday, Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said the county is looking at strategies to engage younger people and encourage them to pre-register and get vaccinated. On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state is launching an […]

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April 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 70 Unaccompanied Minors in Last Few Weeks, Albornoz Says

Over the last few weeks, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 70 students who MCPS believes are unaccompanied minors, Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz told reporters during a council media briefing Monday.  Albornoz said he learned it during a meeting that morning. He said the county has experience with the situation and has […]

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April 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sunrise Silver Spring Members Rally for Good Jobs For All

On Sunday, about two dozen young people with Sunrise Silver Spring, called on U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin to sign the Good Jobs for All pledge demanding that the government provide jobs that are green, well-paid and provide paid leave. The pledge calls on federal politicians to “commit to doing everything in my power to pass […]

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February 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Recreation Returning to Outdoor, In-Person Programming

Montgomery County Recreation is returning to in-person programs on a limited basis. Beginning Feb. 16, there will be a limited number of indoor, instructor-led sports and fitness activities at four recreation centers. RecFit-Limited marks the first in-person programming offered since March 2020. RecFit -Limited will be offered evenings at Bauer Drive, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac, Plum Gar and White […]

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February 10, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County, MCPS, Montgomery College to Co-Host Virtual Climate Youth Town Hall

Montgomery College, Montgomery County and Montgomery County Public Schools will co-host a virtual Climate Youth Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 11 to discuss how the County will address the climate emergency. The event will last from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Students attending the event can engage in conversations about climate action and […]

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