March 15, 2016
 
Dear Friend,
 
I think it is finally safe to say that our winter weather is behind us! That means that many families, including mine, are starting to plan for the summer.
 
Throughout Prince George's County, we have incredible summer enrichment and employment opportunities for for our youth. It has become a tradition for the District 3 office to compile links to scholarships, summer camps, employment opportunities and internships each spring.
 
I've included numerous resources below, but have certainly missed something. If you run or know of a great program I missed, please let me know so I can include it next time.
 
If you don't have a young person in your household, please consider forwarding this to a neighbor or friend who does. Let's make sure that our youth know about and take advantage of these opportunities!
  
As always, feel free to reach out to me and our District 3 team if we can help you in any way. 
 
Together Strengthening Our Community, 

 
P.S. Please join me tonight, Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00pm for a Public Safety Community Chat at the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department, 8501 Good Luck Road, Lanham, MD 20706. Learn more here. All welcome!
The Prince George's County [email protected]/Summer Youth Employment Program  (SYEP)provides an opportunity for young people across the County to participate in career development, life-skills training and summer employment opportunities.

This robust and exciting initiative is a collaboration between Prince George's Community College, the Greater Prince George's County Business Roundtable, the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, the Public George's County Public Schools, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Prince George's County Government. 

Learn more here!
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.       
 Prince George's County Public Schools maintains a page with links to scholarship opportunities and more. Check it out here.
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)

If you are not a District 3 Resident and you are interested in applying for scholarships in your area, follow these links to find your Senator & Delegates.
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. 
NASA provides summer, spring, fall and yearlong  locally in Washington , D.C. and Greenbelt.  These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities.  Follow the link above for more information or to register.  
The Brentwood Arts Exchange is hosting their Young Architect's Workshop beginning on April 30th.  This program will give teens ages 14-18 hands-on experience creating digital 3D models.  Application deadline is April 16, 2016.  Click here for more information. 
The Cities of Greenbelt and Hyattsville are both offering a wide range of summer camps including swimming, basketball and gymnastics.  To register or for more information please follow the links above.  
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.  They have several youth camps and programs being held throughout this year.  Follow this link for more information.      
Prince George's Community College offers numerous summer enrichment programs for youth in grades 2-11 in July. Check out the details in the on-line course catalog starting on page 87. Registration is open now.
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 several summer camps and programs for youth of all ages.  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.        

The A. James Clark School of Engineering offers summer programs for students in 4th-12th grade. Learn more here.
BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY 
SUMMER CAMPS


Several summer programs are available at Bowie State University, including Computer Programming for African American Males and Girls Who Will.
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.  

Joe's is also holding summer camps for youth of many ages.  Please click here for their current list.     
College Savings Plans
College Savings Plans of Maryland was establish to provide a tax deductible means to save for College.  If you would like to get more information about this recourse, click here to register fro their webinar.  
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