This month in the Collaboration Council's Out of School Time (OST) Department, we are happy to announce expansion into East County for two groundbreaking programs. We are expanding the reach and accessibility of STEM and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs made possible through funding from the State of Maryland Governor's office for Children (GOC) and Montgomery County Government. This expansion is in partnership with Crittenton Services of Greater Washington and Kids Museum who will deliver services in East County at Francis Scott Key Middle School, White Oak Middle School, and Banneker Middle School. We are excited to partner with OST Youth Development and enrichment providers in the county to expand their reach and ability to serve Montgomery County youth. Staff from Crittenton Services and the Collaboration Council met with Principal Michelle Fortune of Benjamin Banneker Middle School who did not hide her excitement about the expansion of services,
"We are so excited to pair with Crittenton Services of Greater Washington and Kid Museum to provide some amazing after school activities for our students. We are thankful for the support that the Collaboration Council has provided to Benjamin Banneker students and our families
To further announce Collaboration Council’s East County OST expansion efforts, this month we had the honor of attending the summer MCCPTA Area meeting for the Northeast Consortium/Sherwood Cluster coordinated by NEC-S Area Vice President Charisse Scott. It was a great opportunity for the Collaboration Council to hear the needs and concerns of parents, school administrators and OST providers with whom we look forward to collaborating. It was a great turnout and an opportunity to share with the Northeast Consortium and Sherwood Cluster the Collaboration Council’s various programs & supports for youth!