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Department of Health and Human Services Family Planning / Reproductive Health

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services offers resources for those looking for information on Family Planning/Reproductive Health.

Visit this link for information on providers, how and where to apply for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services.

Summer Programs and Resources for Students

MCPS is planning a wide range of summer programs for elementary, middle, and high school students in summer 2022, at no cost to students. Most programs will span the month of July, with the exception of high school credit courses and the Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) program in Title I elementary schools, which run slightly longer. Generally, in-person programs will take place in the morning, through midday. Afternoon programs sponsored by county and municipal agencies and outside providers will be available in selected schools. For more information, please visit the MCPS Summer Programs webpage or contact your local school.

Montgomery County Recreation offers a wide variety of exciting summer programs throughout the County with an emphasis on safety, convenience, affordability, and most of all fun. We offer a ton of summer programs that are designed to appeal to a variety of campers. With such a broad range of programming, and experienced and innovative staff, there is something for everyone. Check out the Summer Camps Guide

Other summer programs:

  • Online tutoring with MCPS staff and external providers available to all students, on flexible schedules and available 24/7.
  • Summer RISE for rising MCPS juniors and seniors to participate in a career-based learning opportunity during the summer.
  • Montgomery Can Code: Free summer coding camp for middle school students.
  • Other “Out of School Time” program opportunities.
  • 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
    Apply Online at This Link:
    OnBoard2 | Montgomery County MD>
    Please carefully read the new online application instructions at
    Boards, Committees and Commissions – Montgomery County, MD (montgomerycountymd.gov)
    The deadline for application is May 4, 2022
    See full announcement here:  

    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

    How Do I Get a COVID-19 Test in Montgomery County?

     How Do I Get a COVID-19 Test in Montgomery County?

    Testing Clinic locations

    Seniors and people with disabilities: get a free ride to your COVID-19 testing clinic

    Visit one of the county run or sponsored Testing clinics for PCR testing for anyone who lives, works, or regularly visits Montgomery County.

    We test people of all ages. If you bring young children, we may ask you to help them get tested. . Appointments are available, or Walk-in on a First-Come, First-Serve basis

    Testing is free. If you have insurance, we will ask for your information, but there are no co-pays or deductibles.

    We do not require a government ID or a doctor’s order.

    Our clinics provide nasal swab tests. You take the sample yourself. The tests are molecular tests, also called PCR tests. These diagnostic tests detect genetic material of the COVID-19 virus using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We do not offer antibody testing at our clinics.

    At-home rapid tests
    Order free rapid tests for at-home delivery from the US government.

    Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

    Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

    Limit of one order per residential address

    One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

    Orders will ship free starting in late January

    Visit the USPS Site here

    Get rapid test kits at any one of 19 Montgomery County Public Library branches.

    Rapid test kits are free to Montgomery County residents.
    Bring a form of proof of residency. Examples include a Driver’s license, ID, or a bill that shows you are a resident of Montgomery County.

  • Kit pickup is inside each library. You might enter at a side entrance. If you come early, you may wait outdoors. The line moves fast. If you need support, please ask a site attendant.
  • Residents can get two kits per person per day. Each kit contains two tests.
  • We have a limited supply of kits per site. We update this page as locations run out.

  • Providers can request rapid test kits for their organization or private school. Request COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits for your organization

    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.
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