youth

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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November 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Approves County’s Previously-Denied Waiver for Early Childcare Centers

After a second letter from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon approved the county’s initially-rejected request asking to continue relaxed teacher-child ratios in early childcare facilities. “Since your first correspondence, we have seen Maryland reporting a seven-day positivity rate of 6.82% and a case rate of 30.9 per 100K,” Salmon said […]

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September 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Says All School Systems Have Submitted In-Person Learning Plans

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that all 24 Maryland jurisdictions have state-approved plans to bring at least some students back into school buildings this fall.  On Aug. 27 Hogan said eight school systems did not include any in-person learning in their fall semester plans, which he said was not acceptable. “It is essential that we […]

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August 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Classifying Soccer as High Risk, County Still Reviewing Guidelines

Montgomery County is still considering how to approach soccer during the ongoing pandemic.  County Executive Marc Elrich issued an executive order last week amending his Phase 2 reopening order. Under the directive, high-risk sports are limited to no-contact skills building and drills, while low and medium-risk sports can have games. The county references the Maryland […]

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August 12, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Damascus Student Wins Montgomery County Youth Anti-Vaping PSA Contest

Montgomery County health officials have announced the winners of the first anti-vaping public service announcement youth contest, held earlier this year. The contest asked students to create an informative video about the dangers of vaping, including at least two health dangers associated with e-cigarettes and resources to help youth quit, according to a press release. […]

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