February 21, 2019
As we look forward to warmer weather, there are numerous opportunities for our youth: summer camps, scholarships, employment, and more. Each spring for the past five years, I've sent a newsletter to share items which may be useful for your family. This message is chock full of helpful information. If I missed an item, please let me know and I'll share it via social media.
Do you know that Comcast offers an
program where qualifying households can purchase high-speed internet for $9.95/mo and can also purchase low-cost computers?
The Prince George's County Memorial Library System also allows patrons to check-out
for free access to WiFi! If you haven't visited the
lately, please spend some time checking it out. Our libraries offer so much more than books--
job seeker services
ree language learning
, 3D printing and virtual reality, live homework help, tutoring, and more!
As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. #onlytogether
Together Strengthening Our Community,
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Apply today for the Prince George's Community College (PGCC) Promise Scholarship! The Prince George's County Promise Scholarship is designed to support students with financial resources beyond federal, state, and private scholarships to complete their education. Scholarships will cover ALL tuition and fees for eligible PGCPS graduates.
Prince George's Community College offers numerous other scholarships and financial aid. Learn more
Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship
is a last dollar award, available to students that plan to enroll in credit-bearing coursework leading to a vocational certificate, certificate, or an Associate's Degree; or in a sequence of credit or non-credit courses that leads to licensure or certification; or in a registered apprenticeship program at a Maryland community college for the 2020-2021 academic year.
During Women's History Month, the Prince George's County Office of the County Executive presents a scholarship in memory of Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman. Ms. Spellman was a celebrated public servant of Prince George's County for more than two decades. Application deadline is February 19.
The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff awards three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to commendable Prince George's County High School graduating seniors.
First Generation College Bound offers mentoring and support through the
College Success Program
to students at Central, Fairmont Heights, Laurel, Parkdale and Potomac High Schools. Through this program FGCB assists students in applying for financial aid.
100 Black Men of Prince George's County, Inc. offers 10 $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing higher education who are residents of Prince George's County or mentees of 100 Black Men of Prince George's County.
Crescent City Charities
offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $2,500 to students in the Washington, DC region. Deadline is April 15.
Incentive Awards Program
is designed for exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon assistance and maturity despite very difficult circumstances. Through full scholarships and wraparound services, Baltimore City and Prince George's County high school students with significant financial need can thrive at the University of Maryland.
All Maryland Senators and Delegates have scholarship funds available for individuals bound for and currently attending a college or university in Maryland. Deadlines run through spring but differ per office. Find the contact information for your Senator and Delegate(s) online
and contact their office directly for application information.
Council Member Derick Leon Davis, District 6, has compiled a great list of local and national scholarships
The Prince George's County Department of Parks & Recreation
offers more than
600 camp sessions in 2020
for children ages 3-17! Registration is now open. Learn more at
. Registration opens February 29 for Prince George's County residents.
Summer Playgrounds and Summer Xtreme Teen Center
s begins on Friday, May 1, at 9 am. Learn more at
The Alice Ferguson Foundation
offers theater, science, and environmental camps on the banks of the Potomac.
Imagine, Innovate and Create with
Art Works Now
in Hyattsville this summer! Week-long camps are offered for kids ages 5-15.
e offers summer day camps which are 100% outdoors and filled with forest exploration, hands-on projects and games for ages 7 and older.
Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education (FAME)
offers a Summer Music Program for students grades 7 through 12 who are interested in careers or learning more about music composition, recording or production, and singing.
Cities of Greenbelt and Hyattsville
each offer a wide range of summer camps including swimming, basketball and gymnastics. Camps are open to non-residents. Click on the link to each city for more information.
is offering a
STEM Innovation Leadership Academy
at the University of Maryland College Park. This residential leadership program for young women currently in 10th or 11 grade includes field trips and hands on activities.
in Hyattsville offers themed summer camps throughout the summer.
Prince George's Community College offers Owl Scholars Camps
for students in grades 2-11 at the Largo Campus and Westphalia Training Center. Check out the summer noncredit course catalog for details on academic enrichment classes, test preparation classes, culinary arts programs, mechanical and construction programs, cartooning, hair braiding, and many more! Learn more
The Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Summer Program at the U. S. Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL-ALC) in Adelphi, MD, provides rising 5
grade students the opportunity to explore research and development of technology for Soldiers in the field. Participants interact with scientists and engineers to examine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers.
Youth Employment and Training
Prince George's County
Summer Youth Enrichment Program
is hiring 6,000 youth ages 14-22 this summer!
Little Friends for Peace
is seeking Interns (18+) and Junior Counselors (15-17) for Summer Peace Camps as volunteers or for class credit.
Joe's Movement Emporium
, a paid training program for youth ages 17-24. This workforce development initiative provides youth with instruction in theater tech operations and digital media.
Knowledge Equals Youth Success (KEYS) program
serves out-of-school youth 14-24 who have obtained their high school diploma or equivalent. This programs prepares our youth for post-secondary education, occupational skills training and more.
Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation hires youth 16 and older in their
Teen Performance Ensemble
for the summer. Auditions take place on April 14 and 15.
Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation hires youth 16 and older as life guards, swim lesson aides, and more, through the
Aquatics Employment program
Employ Prince George's
is the principal workforce development entity in Prince George's County serving as the County's bridge between job seekers and businesses. Learn more about job seeker services, hot job listings, and more