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Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families (Local Management Board) Seeks Board Members

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families is Seeking Applications for Community Board Members
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The deadline for application is May 4, 2022
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Register Now for the Spring Advancing Youth Development Workshops!

Our Youth Development Community of Practice (CoP)offers professional learning opportunities for youth development practitioners serving young people in Montgomery County.

We are excited to offer you the online version of the highly acclaimed Advancing Youth Development Training!

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council is proud to have trained hundreds of youth development practitioners in the county with the nationally recognized ‘Advancing Youth Development’ training. Typically, the Advancing Youth Development Training is an intensive 4-day in-person training totaling 30 hours. After over a year of developing an online design of the training, the course is now available for youth development professionals to participate in.

Online Course Format:

This online AYD course has 6 modules that will be completed every week over 8 weeks. Weekly modules are self-paced (Estimated to be 2-3 hours each). Participants will also engage in a live online session once a week using the Zoom Platform (Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 PM) beginning March 24, 2022, through May 12, 2022. (7 total) (Please note there will not be a Zoom Session on March 31, 2022)

This will be an interactive opportunity to engage with other participants on learned material, ask clarifying questions to facilitators, and share experiences relevant to corresponding modules. This session will be facilitated by Dennis Carter. Participants who complete the 6 modules and attend the 7 live online sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Throughout this entire online course, our experts will be available to answer your questions via email or phone.

What Will Participants Learn?

This Advancing Youth Development (AYD) online course will give participants the necessary tools and skills to better engage and support youth. Participants will learn how to help youth navigate and use resources, identify their own strengths, and define and achieve their goals.

Who Should Sign Up? This professional development opportunity is for youth development practitioners who work with youth in schools, nonprofit community organizations, and agencies in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Register today

Summer RISE Host Registration is now open through Friday, April 1st

Summer RISE Host Registration is now open through Friday, April 1st

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Partnerships Unit is seeking businesses, government agencies, higher education institutions and nonprofits to participate as hosts for the 2022 Summer RISE program. Summer RISE is a program for MCPS rising high school juniors and seniors to learn about a career during the month of July.

  • Highlights of Summer RISE 2022:
  • Host Registration: Open now through Friday, April 1, 2022
  • Summer RISE: July 5-29, 2022
  • Closing Ceremony: Friday, July 29th
  • Flexible schedule | 50 hours over 4 weeks | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Opportunities can be in-person, virtual or hybrid
  • The Partnerships Unit is offering virtual courses to supplement the 50 required hours, if needed
  • For detailed information about Summer RISE, visit www.MCPS-SummerRISE.org Hosting a Summer RISE student: If you/your company is interested in becoming a host, please see the information below and attached:
  • Read the Summer RISE Host Agreement
  • Preview the Host registration before you register (see attached)
  • Review the summary of industries for which we are seeking hosts
  • Register to be a host using https://bit.ly/Host2022
  • Questions? Join an information session or have your colleagues attend to learn more about hosting a Summer RISE student. Please keep checking the link as additional sessions may be added.
  • Bring a colleague to an information session
  • If you are interested in hosting a personalized information session for your office/organization or with industry partners, please let us know and we will be happy to coordinate.
Student registration is launching this Wednesday, February 16th and we anticipate having over 1,100 students registering this year. With your help, we will be able to offer Summer RISE to more students.

Announcing Open Solicitation #2022-75: Strategic Planning Consultant

>Identifying Vendors for Strategic Planning ConsultantsM

OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-75  

Strategic Planning Consultant (OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-75)

Issue Date: January 28th, 2022

Deadline to Submit Questions: February 11th, 2022

Closing Date: February 18, 2022

OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-75

Purpose of Solicitation:

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth, and Families (the Collaboration Council) seeks a vendor with demonstrated experience in developing successful consensus-based and community-driven strategic plans.

Purpose of Project:

To create a comprehensive product that builds a compelling case for organizational importance to the community, successful future visioning, and our stated goals/what we plan to accomplish. The product will serve as a dynamic guide which communicates internally and externally how we are striving to make an impact in the community.

Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org

Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org

Announcing RE-ISSUE 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: January 31, 2022

Deadline for Submitting Questions: March 14, 2022

Closing Date: March 21,2022 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.

Interested vendors must create an individual or organization account and submit their Solicitation Responses  through: https://collaborationcouncil.smapply.io/prog/

Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org

Community of Practice for Youth Development Practitioners

The Youth Development Community of Practice (YD CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, and recreation. The practitioners we serve are those professionals working in out of school time programs, with disconnected youth, with homeless youth and with court-involved youth in Montgomery County.

This open solicitation for letters of interest seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver live or developed webinars or workshops to the YD CoP. The content and activities of each webinar must include principles and practices that supports/aligns with youth development philosophy, social-emotional learning, and cultural linguistics. Facilitators are encouraged to submit webinar topics and agendas relevant to youth development practitioners and communities/organizations supporting youth & their families, specifically webinars that increase attendees’ understanding of: • Providing supportive programming and opportunities to address the unique needs of Black girls • Promising practices to support youth experiencing homelessness and disconnection from supports and opportunities, especially youth in newly settled communities in Montgomery County (Afghan and Latin American youth and communities) • Program strategies that support youth and communities coping with accumulated traumas including pandemic-related traumas • Engaging and supporting the development of youth leaders and youth as advocates for their own needs All approved webinars will be recorded and archived on Youthdevelopmentnow.org for future use by practitioners in Montgomery County. Qualified trainers may submit multiple proposals for separate topics, or submit a proposal for multiple session trainings.
ReIssue OS 2019-68_with SMApply link Jan 2022

Announcing Open Solicitation #2022-74: Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs

MoCoCYSE YSI Spring Summer Open Solicitation 2022-74 Jan 25thIdentifying Vendors for Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement (MoCoCYSE) Spring & Summer Program Hubs & Youth Sports Initiative   OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-74 Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs Issue Date: January 28th, 2022 Deadline to Submit Questions: March 14th, 2022 Closing Date: March 21 , 2022 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. Further information about the Collaboration Council can be found at it’s web site www.collaborationcouncil.org. The Collaboration Council’s mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families through collaborative partnerships. Interested vendors must create an individual or organization account and submit their Solicitation Responses  through: https://collaborationcouncil.smapply.io/prog/ Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org The County recognizes that youth from low‐income families face significant challenges as a result of the economic impacts resulting from the COVID‐19 pandemic and social isolation arising from the need to prevent the spread of the virus. Continued limited opportunities to congregate safely with peers, due to COVID‐19 pandemic prevention measures, have increased feelings of alienation and isolation among young people and has impacted engagement of students in school The purpose of this funding is to increase accessibility to quality youth programs, focused on the positive development of and the academic, social-emotional, and overall well-being of the County’s students. Montgomery County Collaboration Council has been designated by the County to provide these program services as a pilot targeting the communities in the following MCPS Cluster areas: Gaithersburg, Wheaton, Paint Branch (East County-Downcounty Consortium) and Watkins Mill in partnership with MCPS and through the engagement of the youth serving provider community in contractual publicprivate partnerships. 2 For complete details and how to submit your application visit https://collaborationcouncil.smapply.io/prog/ Please submit any questions to procurement@collaborationcouncil.org

Excel Beyond The Bell Announces our Spring 2022 Schedule!

The Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Collaborative is now open for Spring 2022 Registration at our EBB Partner Schools
  • Odessa Shannon
  • Montgomery Village
  • Loiederman
  • Neelsville
  • Argyle
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Forest Oak
  • Francis Scot Key
    Excel Beyond the Bell is currently in eight Montgomery County middle schools: Argyle in Wheaton, Roberto Clemente in Germantown, A. Mario Loiederman, Francis Scott Key in Silver Spring, Forest Oak in Gaithersburg, Neelsville in Germantown, Odessa Shannon in Silver Spring and Montgomery Village in Montgomery Village. At no cost to families, the program provides students with immediate access to after-school recreational and social programming, academic support, hot nutritional meals, and bus transportation home.
    EBB is open to any student from the identified schools and operates four days a week in two sessions from the end of the school day until 5:30pm. Activities include career exploration; leadership and civic engagement; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, creative arts; social-emotional learning; sports & physical activity; health and wellness. Through the encouragement of healthy leisure choices, students are exploring new interests, building successful positive relationships, and increasing involvement with their school and community.
  • Youth Sports Initiative 2021

    Youth Sports Initiative 2021(YSI)

    On September 15, 2020, the Montgomery County Council appropriated CARES Act funding to the Collaboration Council to help carry out the Youth Sports Initiative in partnership with the Montgomery County Recreation Department and Montgomery County’s Office of Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF).

    Many thanks for the collaboration and support of representatives from the Montgomery County Recreation Department, Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame, Montgomery County Public Schools Athletics Department, and Montgomery County Public Schools Department of Student and Family Support and Engagement (Counseling and Restorative Justice Units)–and a big thanks to Councilman Gabe Albornoz, who led the charge in funding this initiative! Our partners showcase their work here:

    Preparing to Return to School

    A reminder and #repost from our partners @EveryMindInc

    As summer winds down, we are prepping for a return to school and, for many, a return to in-person work at the office. Events in the news and the changing landscape of the pandemic have given us real reasons to feel an incredible range of mixed emotions. Excitement for our children to return to critical social settings. Anxiety for their safety. Relief for some normalcy. Yearning to provide our children with the tools they need to thrive.

    EveryMind is here to support you and your children. Reach out to us for supportive listening and resources, including trainings to identify signs of mental health distress in your kids, yourself, and your loved ones.

    Please share our hotline information with your children and teens. Many have anxieties about returning to school after nearly 18 months away, and we are here for them, too.

    EveryMind Hotline Call or Text: 301.738.2255 Chat: Every-Mind.org/chat/

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