Interages Celebrates and Thanks Dedicated Volunteers

Interages volunteers enjoyed an end-of-year luncheon to thank them for the support they gave to hundreds of local children during the 2014-15 school year.

Interages volunteers celebrated the end of an extremely successful school year by attending the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at The Golden Bull Grand Café in Gaithersburg. During the 2014-2015 school year, the volunteers, all of whom are age 50 or better, donated thousands of hours of their time to help at-risk Montgomery County Public Schools students succeed in school and life.  


Because of the volunteers dedication and passion for supporting the next generation, students of all ages discovered the power of reading, improved literacy and language skills; received consistent academic and emotional support; and enhanced their self-esteem and self-confidence. Additionally, volunteers supported Interages' community-based programs that connected students with senior adults in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult day centers. 


During the luncheon, volunteers were recognized by members of the Montgomery County School Board and Councilmember Roger Berliner.


Interages programs are hosted at schools and community facilities throughout the County and will resume at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.

Toni Quan and Brenda Lopez 

are honored with the 

2015 Margaret Cutler Award

Councilmember Roger Berliner and MCPS BOE President Patricia O'Neill honor Toni Quan and Brenda Lopez for their outstanding support of intergenerational programs at Thomas Edison High School of Technology.


This year's Margaret Cutler award winners are Brenda Lopez and Toni Quan, cosmetology teachers at Thomas Edison High School of Technology.  


Edison High School hosts one of the Interages Makeover Madness programs, where, once per month, the teachers and students welcome older adults and adults with disabilities into their classrooms for haircuts, styles and manicures provided by Edison's cosmetology students. This unique opportunity gives students valuable experience working with older clientele, and the participating adults receive pampering and friendly conversation in return.  


Both Brenda and Toni have been supporting Makeover Madness for many years and have demonstrated great intergenerational leadership working with elders and students. Congratulations to Brenda and Toni for building bridges across generations and cultures!

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight: Summer Reading Programs


Volunteers age 50 and better read one-on-one with students going into kindergarten through third grade. Age-appropriate books will be supplied by the children's librarian.  

The program runs for 8 sessions, beginning the week of June 22nd and ending the week of August 10th. Volunteers may select the location and schedule that work best for them and can participate in as many sessions as they prefer.  

For more information, contact Leah Bradley at 301-949-3551 or Interested? Complete the Registration Form 

Summer Reading Sites: 

Aspen Hill Library        

4407 Aspen Hill Rd.

Rockville, MD 20853

Tuesdays, 11:00AM - 12:00PM (June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11)


 Gaithersburg Library                     

18330 Montgomery Village Ave

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Mondays, 3:00PM - 4:00PM (June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10)

Olney Library

3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road

Olney, MD 20832

Fridays, 2:30PM - 3:30PM (June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14)

 Rockville Memorial Library

21 Maryland Avenue

Rockville, MD 20850

Mondays, 3:00PM - 4:00PM (June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10)


 Wheaton Library  

11701 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20902

Tuesdays, 3:30PM - 4:30PM (June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11)


 White Oak Library       

11701 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20904

Fridays, 11:00AM - 12:00PM (June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14)




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Save the Date: Volunteer Open House - September 3

Join us on  Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM to learn about the 2015-2016 school year volunteer opportunities. Location: JCA, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852



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