February 2019
Monthly News and Updates
Bridges to the Future Open House
Join us for the Bridges to the Future Open House on March 20th from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Come see how we help Transition Age Youth maximize their potential. Click here to RSVP today.
Community of Practice
Please mark your calendars for the 2019 Symposium taking place May 14-16 at The Universities at Shady Grove. Save the date, spread the word and stay tuned for more details!

Also, don't miss our March 2019 Youth Development workshops in March with our Community of Practice. Click here to view our calendar of upcoming trainings and registration links.
A word from our Prevention Coordinator
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 130 Americans die from an opioid related overdose every day. Opioids, a class of drugs that act on nerve cells in the brain and nervous system to relax the body and relieve pain, are often described as licit (e.g. prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine), illicit (e.g. heroin) and synthetic (e.g. man-made drugs such as methadone, fentanyl, tramadol). Synthetic opioids are manufactured using man-made chemicals rather than natural ingredients, resulting most times in higher potency. A drug that is considered highly potent requires only a small amount to give the desired effect.  Click here to read more
 
Excel Beyond the Bell
With the Spring Session of EBB rounding out its 3 rd week, after a wintry 1-week delay, we are pleased to announce that over 1400 youth have signed up for the exciting middle school enrichment opportunities being offered in partnership with our County‚Äôs most engaging out-of-school providers. Program providers have trained, recruited and developed engaging offerings that are drawing youth all around the county at our EBB Schools now including 2 additional elementary sites!
We are excited to serve and ensure the delivery of quality out-of-school time programming that will ensure that Montgomery County youth have a wealth of supports as they develop in a positive manner.