As we look forward into the summer and spring there are many opportunities for our youth.  This includes scholarships, jobs, summer camps and more.  I put together this newsletter to keep you informed of these upcoming items.  If we missed an item, let me know and I will share it in the next issue. 


As always, feel free to reach out to me and our District 3 team if we can help you in any way. 


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Want Scholarships?
First Generation College Bound (FGCB) is a nonprofit organization purposed to help youth realize the dream of a College degree.  FGCB has been in operation for more than 24 years and has helped over 500 young people in our area.  For more information follow this link.       
Your Maryland Senators and Delegates have Scholarship funds available to individuals bound for and currently attending a college or university. Deadlines run through spring but differ per office.  See below for a list of representatives and office links.

Legislative 21 (College Park)
Legislative 22 (Berwyn Heights, University Park, Riverdale Park, Riverdale area, Woodlawn, New Carrollton, Lanham)
Legislative 24 (Glenn Dale, Seabrook, Glenwood Park, Glenn Estates)

Legislative 47 (Landover Hills, Bellmead, West Lanham Hills, West Lanham Estates, Finns Lane, Frenchman's Creek)
The U.S. Department of Education's Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) can seem daunting.  This video was created to help parents and students in need of direction.  Please note, every school has their own deadline for when the FAFSA is due - so it's best to get it done sooner rather than later, to be on the safe side.  There is even more help available to make this process simpler.  Stay diligent!  

With such a plethora of things to do at the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) residents and youth are encouraged to stay connected.  Click here to take a look at their summer camp brochure. 
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. (CHCI) is a nonprofit established in 1978 by a small group of Hispanic Congressional members to develop the next generation of Latino leaders and those thereafter.  CHCI provides a week summer camp for high school students from 9th to 11th grade.  Students will be brought to the District of Columbia to learn how the Federal Government works, meet key leaders, visit Hispanic sites and learn how they can make a positive affect on their communities.  This program is FREE but space is very limited with only 40 seats available.  Click here for eligibility requirements, click here to apply. 
Artworks Works Now is dedicated to create a stronger community through the arts.  They have several summer programs available to families looking to expose their children to the joys of art.  Follow this link for a list of programs and prices.     
Located in Mount Rainier, Joe's Movement Emporium offers programs in education, production art services, performance space, event rentals and classes year-round.  Their youth summer program is being offered for children ages 3 to 13 from June 22nd to August 14th.  Follow this link for more information.      
Established in October of 2013, Joyful Motion Dance - Greenbelt (JMDG) is the sister studio to Joy Motion, continuing their legacy devoted to progressing the art form of dance. JMDG is offering their summer dance camp for up to 6 weeks for children ages 3-12 years.  Click here for more information.  
                           UMD SUMMER CAMPS

Gymkana is a UMD based program that provides safe gymnastics and acrobatics training for all ages and levels.  Click here for details.  Terp Quest is a summer camp for elementary school children.  Click here for details.        

[email protected] is a STEM summer program designed to expose young women to careers in engineering with a variety of hands on activities.  Applicants must be entering the 4th or 5th grades.  Application deadline is March 13th.  Click here to apply and for more information.  There are many more STEM related summer programs including Women in Engineering (WIE) open to students entering 9th through 12th grades, Discovering Engineering open to students entering 11th and 12th grades, Students with Potential and Interest, Considering Engineering (S.P.I.C.E.) Camp for 9th and 10th graders and more.  Click here for a full list of camps.     
Friends Community School (FCS) participants will explore science, language, art and life skills through hands-on experiences.  Popular sessions include robotics and film-making, game theory and design, theater and poetry, Harry Potter's world, sports, song-writing and instrument-making, architecture-and-art, Chinese, Spanish, and more.  Click here for more information.       
Impulse City provides summer fun and creative play to youth in Prince George's County age 3 to 12.  They have a hearty list of programs this summer.  Click here to take a look.       
Gapbuster provides after-school and other extracurricular activities that teach leadership growth and academic enrichment to middle and high school students.  Their Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEAM) summer camp is open to students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  Click here for more information.  The camp is free but space is limited.
Job Training & Youth Employment
The [email protected], Summer Enrichment Program is a life skills and job training program delivered by the Prince George's Community College (PGCC). This program is open to students ages 15 -19.  Click here to register or for more information.    
Are you know a student that may be interested in becoming a theater technician?  Joe's Movement Emporium is offering a Theater Tech Program (TTP) to youth ages 16-21.  This is a workforce development initiative that provides at-risk students with instruction in theater tech operations and digital media. Paired with critical supports, including tutoring, college exploration, life skills coaching, and real work experiences, participants gain life and employ-ability skills toward a successful future.  Click here for details.     
The Prince George's County [email protected]/Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) provides summer employment opportunities and job readiness training for County youth.  Follow the previous links for more information.  
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Chief of Staff:

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Wanda Brooks, 
Citizen Services Specialist:
Angel Dureke,
Scheduler and Administrative Assistant:
Thomas Mayah, 
Citizen Services Assistant:
Alina Smith, 
Hispanic Liaison:


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