Collaboration Council Newsletter
May  2018

2018 Youth Development Symposium.

Last chance to register for the 2018 Youth Development Symposium. This year's theme is "Strengthening Champions for Youth Success". 

The 2018 Youth Development and Mentoring Symposium offers the latest knowledge on youth development with robust networking and education opportunities- all at no cost to you or your staff. 
Day One  features a keynote address by Karen Pittman followed by breakout workshops in the morning and afternoon. 
Day Two  takes a deep dive into mentoring, featuring a keynote address by Sadiq Ali, a video highlighting mentoring in action in Montgomery County, and specially-designed large group mentoring activities showcasing various mentoring models.   

Don't miss out, register HERE TODAY .

Social Justice

Now one year into operations of the Creating Healthy Bonds (CHB) program, the Montgomery County Collaboration Council is proud of the work our partners (Family Services, Inc., YMCA, and the City of Rockville) have brought to the county. CHB provides supportive services to families in Montgomery County that have been impacted by incarceration. CHB is designed to serve children of incarcerated parents. It provides counseling support, parenting and case management services in the community for children, caregivers, and ultimately the incarcerated parents upon their release. In addition, CHB provides parallel programming in the form of support and parenting education/ coaching to parents placed in the Montgomery County Correctional facility.
CHB's comprehensive wrap-around services include:
* Individual and family counseling services for youth ages 5-18 years old
* Case management services for caregivers
* Parenting support groups for female inmates at Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF)
* Caregiver Support Groups
* Recreational activities for children and caregivers
Please contact Family Services, Inc. at 240-672-8056 for more information.

2018 Youth Development and Mentoring Symposium 

We are excited to announce Karen Pittman as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Youth Development and Mentoring Symposium. Karen is the president and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment. 

The Symposium will take place on May 22 & 23, 2018 at  The Universities at Shady Grove 
9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850