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Engaging Youth & Family Activities

Montgomery County Recreation is offering outdoor programs and classes to promote active and healthy lifestyles this summer. Programs and activities are tailored to a variety of interests, skill levels and ages. Registration is now underway. Many programs are FREE!

To view available programs, visit our new Rec Outdoors webpage at mocorec.com > Activities & Programs > Rec Outdoors. Direct link: hhttps://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/activitiesandprograms/recoutdoors/index.html

Here are just a few examples of the programs you will see:

Ready, Set, Go, Ages Vary, Month of August, Two Locations: Bauer CRC and Upper County CRC, flyer.

Pop-ups (Rec w/o Walls), All Ages, Month of August, Six Locations: Damascus CRC, Mid-County CRC, Germantown CRC, East County CRC, Coffield CRC, North Potomac CRC, flyer.

Again, this is just a quick glance at some of our offerings, please visit mocorec.com to see our full line up!

Excel Beyond the Bell Goes Digital!

The Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Collaborative is now offering Online & Offline activities to keep the fun and learning going! The question has been asked, ‘what happens when out of school time is all the time?’
We are proud to announce that many of the organizations that partner to bring EBB to our Montgomery County school buildings, have partnered to help answer this question. The Collaboration Council is proud to coordinate this in support of youth and families as a part of our mission. How to Access Resources:
Our ultimate goal is to bring EBB fun wherever our youth are in the most accessible way! Please visit www.excelbeyondthebell.org on Mondays for weekly postings of resources including:
  • • Experiments • Projects • Creative ideas • Live activity links • SEL Resources
We hope that these activities will help keep our youth and their families moving, thinking, growing and having fun together. We also invite families to take a minute to visit www.infomontgomery.org to find even more information and resources during this time.
Supporting you as you “Stay Safe and Stay Home”
-The Excel Beyond the Bell Collaborative

View Available Resources Here!

Parent Academy Offering Resources, Webinars to Families

Parent Academy Offering Resources, Webinars to Families

The MCPS Parent Academy has canceled its spring 2020 workshops, however, plans are in the works to create a series of Parent Academy To-Go videos that families can watch at home. Stay updated by frequently checking the Parent Academy website.

This website also has links to webinars and resources available to help families. These resources, offered by the Parent Encouragement Program and Common Sense, are:

EBB Goes Digital!

EBB Goes Digital!

Online & Offline Activities to keep the fun and learning going! The question has been asked, ‘what happens when out of school time is all the time?’ We are proud  that the organizations that partner to bring Excel Beyond the Bell to our school buildings have partnered to help answer this question using our digital platforms in support of families and youth as a part of our collective mission. Please visit this page on Mondays beginning April 13th for weekly posting of resources, experiments, projects, creative ideas, live activity links, and more to bring Excel Beyond the Bell fun wherever our youth are! We hope that these activities help keep everyone moving, thinking, growing and having fun together. Families, we invite you to also take a minute to visit infomontgomery.org to find even more information and resources. Supporting you as you “Stay Safe and Stay Home”, The Excel Beyond the Bell Collaborative

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Announcing OPEN SOLICITATION #2019-68 Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

Identifying Identifying Vendors for Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

Issue Date: September 12, 2019

Deadline for Submitting Questions: September 20, 2019

Closing Date: October 4, 2019 4 p.m.

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. (the Collaboration Council), is a quasi-public non-profit organization and the Local Management Board for Montgomery County, Maryland. The Collaboration Council’s mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families through collaborative partnerships. For information regarding the Montgomery County Collaboration, its initiatives and programs, visit our website at www.collaborationcouncil.org.

Community of Practice for Youth Development Practitioners

The Community of Practice (CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education/academic programs for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, recreation, and transition age youth ages 16-24. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver workshops, webinars, and certification training programs with content that supports/aligns with youth development principles, social emotional learning, and cultural linguistics. The topics included in this open solicitation were identified through written feedback from practitioners and supervisors attending CoP workshops and the annual Youth Development and Mentoring Symposium.

CoP Open Solicitation Proposal Information

The Collaboration Council seeks proposals from organizations and qualified individuals with experience using adult learning principles to facilitate workshops and webinars. CoP workshops programs are 3-4 hours in length, facilitated using adult learning principles and support the principles of youth development. In the proposal, each workshop and webinar description must include:

  • Content with the most up to date research
  •  Interactive group learning experiences
  • Youth development principles
  • An agenda
  • A complete list of participant materials

Click here for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest

Job Announcement: LGBTQ Services Navigator SMYAL

SMYAL is seeking an LGBTQ Services Navigator

Position Description

The LGBTQ Services Navigator will work with staff at the Montgomery County Reengagement / Drop‐In Center to engage disconnected youth. The goal of the work will be to identify and build culturally competent resources for youth, to refer youth to the appropriate resources through Case Management, and to develop solutions to gaps in services. The LGBTQ Services Navigator, along with the dedicated Case Managers, provides client centered case management services to address the education, mental health, physical health and permanent living situation through coordinated activities and referrals. The LGBTQ Services Navigator will also consult on the general space and environment for the Reengagement / Drop‐In Center, helping to ensure the space is culturally competent towards and inviting to LGBTQ youth. The LGBTQ Services Navigator needs to have vision, drive, and passion as the role will shift with time andneeds.

Please see the job description for Primary Duties and Responsibilities, Core Competencies and Qualifications.

Announcing Open Solicitation #2019-66 Identifying Vendors for Excel Beyond the Bell Out-of-School-Time Programs

Identifying Identifying Vendors for Excel Beyond the Bell Out-of-School-Time Programs

Issue Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Closing Date: : Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM

The Collaboration Council leads Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB), the County’s initiative to create a local out-of-school time (OST) system that will increase the number of quality programs promoting positive youth development, especially in our most vulnerable communities, that will inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential (see www.excelbeyondthebell.org for more information).

Excel Beyond the Bell Middle School Program

As part of this initiative, a three-year out-of-school time pilot was created in partnership with the Montgomery County Recreation Department (MCRD) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). In its first year, EBB programs were located at Argyle Middle School in Wheaton, Roberto Clemente in Germantown, and A. Marion Loiederman in Silver Spring. EBB school sites have expanded to include Francis Scott Key in Silver Spring, Forest Oak in Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village in Montgomery Village, Neelsville in Germantown, and Col. E. Brooke Lee in Silver Spring.

The Collaboration Council seeks Letters of Interest from organizations and qualified individuals to serve as a pre-approved pool of potential out-of-school time vendors to serve middle school students at a particular school or schools within the Excel Beyond the Bell Middle School out-of-school time system. Vendors are strongly encouraged to consider operating at more than one location.

Click here for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest

Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity Updated

Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

Know Your Rights Information

Update: Immigration FAQs (as of 7/11/2019)
  • In order to help immigrant communities be prepared for any emergency situations that may arise, we have updated our Immigration FAQs to include Know Your Rights resources, information on how to prepare for possible ICE raids, where to get legal help, and more.  (English) (Spanish) 
  • If you are a victim of an immigration raid or know of a raid in the area, call CASA de Maryland‘s hotline at  301-431-4185. In case of an ICE raid or emergency, or if you want a trained group of volunteers to go with you to an ICE check-in or immigration court, call Sanctuary DMV’s ICE Emergency Hotline at  202-335-1183. If you know someone in ICE detention who needs information or assistance, call the CAIR Coalition at 202-331-3329.  See flyer for more information (Spanish)

    Family Preparedness Ready or not? Have a plan

  • Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

    Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

    Know Your Rights Information

    If you are a victim of an immigration raid or know of a raid in the area, call CASA de Maryland‘s hotline at  301-431-4185. In case of an ICE raid or emergency, or if you want a trained group of volunteers to go with you to an ICE check-in or immigration court, call Sanctuary DMV’s ICE Emergency Hotline at  202-335-1183. If you know someone in ICE detention who needs information or assistance, call the CAIR Coalition at 202-331-3329.  See flyer for more information (Spanish)

    Family Preparedness Ready or not? Have a plan

    Announcing OS #2019-65 – Community Needs Assessment

    Local Management Board 2019 Community Needs Assessment Scope of Work : Open Solicitation #2019-65

    Issue Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019

    The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families (Collaboration Council) and the Children’s Opportunity Fund (COF) are working in partnership to develop a Community Needs Assessment that will be beneficial for both parties. The goal of the Community Needs Assessment (CNA) is to establish a set of priorities for Montgomery County that will drive the focus of work for both the COF and the Collaboration Council.

    For complete details and where to send your letter of interest please click here: OS #2019-65

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