February 21, 2019

Dear Friends,
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 Internet Essentials 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 Educational SmartSpots for free access to WiFi! If you haven't visited the PGCMLS website lately, please spend some time checking it out. Our libraries offer so much more than books-- job seeker services, f 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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Scholarship Information

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. Learn more

Prince George's Community College offers numerous other scholarships and financial aid. Learn more here.

The 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. Lean more.

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. Learn more.

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. Learn more.

Crescent City Charities offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $2,500 to students in the Washington, DC region. Deadline is April 15.

The 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. Learn more.

Search regional and national scholarships and learn more about the financial aid process on the PGCPS Scholarships Portal.

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 here 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 here.

Summer Camps

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 pgparksdirect.com. Registration opens February 29 for Prince George's County residents.

Registration for Summer Playgrounds and Summer Xtreme Teen Centers begins on Friday, May 1, at 9 am. Learn more at  pgparksdirect.com.

The Prince George's Police Athletic League offers incredible free and low cost programs throughout the year. This summer, they are sponsoring Badges for Baseball, a free week-long program for youth at Riverdale Community Park and a  Basketball Skills and Drills summer camp at PGPD Headquarters in Palmer Park.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation offers theater, science, and environmental camps on the banks of the Potomac. Learn more.

Imagine, Innovate and Create with Art Works Now in Hyattsville this summer! Week-long camps are offered for kids ages 5-15.

Ancestral Knowledge offers summer day camps which are 100% outdoors and filled with forest exploration, hands-on projects and games for ages 7 and older. Learn more.

Dematha High School offers athletic camps for boys and girls.

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. Learn more.

The 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.

Elizabeth Seton High School offers camps for girls 2nd grade through high school. 

Excelon 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. 

Friend's Community School in College Park offers numerous summer camps for students K-8.

Impulse City in Hyattsville offers themed summer camps throughout the summer. Learn more.

Joe's Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier offers youth camps and programs throughout the year.

Little Friends for Peace Peace Camp provides children ages 4-14 with the opportunity to explore cooperation and conflict resolution in safe and supportive environments.

New Hope Academy Summer Dance Camp registration is now open.

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 here.

Sew Creative Lounge offers sewing and crafting camps and 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 th -12 th  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.

University of Maryland offers numerous summer programs for K-12 students,camps including Gymkana, engineering programs, business programs, and more. Learn more about specific programs through these links:  engineering programs, business programs, music camps, computer camps, Terp Quest.

Youth Employment and Training

Prince George's County Summer Youth Enrichment Program is hiring 6,000 youth ages 14-22 this summer! Apply today!

Little Friends for Peace is seeking Interns (18+) and Junior Counselors (15-17) for Summer Peace Camps as volunteers or for class credit. Learn more.

Joe's Movement Emporium offers CreativeWorks, a paid training program for youth ages 17-24. This workforce development initiative provides youth with instruction in theater tech operations and digital media. Learn more.

The 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. Learn more.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center offers internships and other student work opportunities. Learn 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. Learn more.

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. Learn more.

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 here.

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Only together can the gifts of  Prince George's County be shared and unwrapped by all.

Only together can we strengthen our County,
our communities, our families and realize our fullest potential.

Only together as one County, can our tapestry, our story, and our County shine bright.

Coming Soon!
District 3 Town Hall and Resource Fair
Early April

 Contact Your 
D3 Team

Wanda Brooks 
Citizen Services Specialist
geneather Lloyd
Office Manager & Scheduler
Aimee Olivo 
Chief of Staff
Leah Show-Wright
Policy Intern
Alina Smith
Latino Liaison
Alesha Wilson
Community Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator

If you have received this e-news from someone other than my office, and are interested in receiving this update directly, please email CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us or call (301) 952-3060.