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Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice Open Solicitation #2016-52

Youth Development Community of Practice: Open Solicitation #2016-52

Re-issue Date: December 4, 2017

Closing Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

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 juvenile justice, with a focus on disconnected youth ages 16-24.

The Collaboration Council seeks letters of interest/proposals from organizations and qualified individuals to conduct workshops identified from meetings and surveys of youth development practitioners in Montgomery County. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver workshops with content that build/strengthen the core competencies of youth development practitioners and deepen the learning experience with facilitation guided by adult learning principles. A few solicited topics for reissue include:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Creating Gender Specific Programming for Girls of Color
  • Adolescents and Social Media in Youth Programs.
Click here for more topic areas, the complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest

Announcing Open Solicitation 2017-58

Peer Connector Outreach Pilot: Open Solicitation #2017-58

Issue Date: November 20, 2017

Closing Date: Monday, December 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

On any given day in Montgomery County, thousands of disconnected youth (ages 16-24 who are neither in school or working) can be found in need of opportunity and reconnection to education or employment. In many cases, these youth aren’t easily identifiable and therefore aren’t steered toward reengagement activities that could improve their long-term outcomes. This solicitation seeks to identify and select a qualified community-based organization with strong ties to the East County community (Briggs Chaney, White Oak, and Burtonsville) and its surrounding neighborhoods. Qualified applicants will be organizations either willing to hire or currently having on staff at least two individuals who have lived experience having been disconnected in Montgomery County that can serve as “peer outreach connectors”. For complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest click on the following link: Peer Connector Outreach Pilot OS 2017-58

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month. A mentor guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. You can download the National Mentoring Partnership’s Toolkit, and view our Mentoring Resource Guide.   

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Whether you are a parent,  educator,  community member, teen, or kid, you can take a stand against bullying.   Visit the US Dept of Health and Human Service’s website, bullying.gov to find out who is at risk, and what you can do to prevent and respond to bullying. Check out these FAQ’s from the National Bullying Prevention Center Here, in Montgomery County, Project Change’s You Have the Power! program helps youth confront the serious problem of bullying head on with a youth-led mentoring program in which older students teach younger students about the characteristics and consequences of bullying and how to reduce it in their communities.
 ICC’s Crossroads Program provides counseling, mentoring, case management and positive youth development programming; .
 

Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

Mentors can make a big difference to any child, but especially a child whose parent is not around. Children of incarcerated parents are at a greater risk of financial instability, emotional distress, and problems at school. It is important for these children to maintain a healthy, positive relationship with their incarcerated parent to reduce these risks. There are many mentor programs geared toward helping children of incarcerated parents by providing them with an adult role model. Contact Pathway to Services at 301-354-4908 for more information about programs for children of incarcerated parents in Montgomery County. FYI

“White House, OJJDP Hold Listening Session on Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents”: A session was held to discuss mentoring strategies and honor 12 “Champions of Change” for their work with children of incarcerated parents.

Community Bridges Girls Program encourages at-risk girls to work with mentors to develop confidence, healthy relationships, and leadership skills. Call 301-585-7155 to learn more or to get involved.

July is Make a Difference to a Child Month

Children rely on mentors to help them grow and develop into strong, smart adults. The small action of a peer, teacher, parent, or other role model could make a big difference in the life of a child. All youth, including at-risk youth, special needs youth, pregnant/parenting teens, and children of incarcerated parents, could benefit from a mentor/buddy program offered through Montgomery County. Training sessions and volunteer opportunities are available. Programs aimed at supporting such youth include One-on-One and group mentoring programs, as well as advising  and tutoring programs. These services are available to Montgomery County children and young adults, and to those looking to be a youth mentor or program volunteer.

Contact Pathway to Services at 301-354-4908 for more information.


FYI-Programs in our Community                                                                  City of Rockville Mentoring Program: This program recruits volunteer mentors to meet weekly for one hour after school with elementary children in City of Rockville schools.   

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month

The Child Welfare information Gateway offers resources on child abuse and neglect, including definitions, identification of signs and symptoms, statistics and data, risk and protective factors, perpetrators, the impact on individuals and society, and fatalities. The Montgomery County Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, 240-777-4417, investigates reports of suspected child abuse and neglect to ensure the safety of children and help families stay together. These services are available to Montgomery County residents: (Abuse/Violence Prevention) (Support for Abused Children) (Parenting Skills Classes) FYI Tip Sheets from the Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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