REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT THE CENTER OR ONLINE AT THE M-NCPPC WEBSITE!

BLADENSBURG COMMUNITY CENTER POLICY ON THE PAYMENT OF CLASS FEES AND TAKING OF ATTENDANCE

Students are required to sign in each week at the table inside the gym door (there will be a clipboard on the table to the left of the door as you enter). The center staff are responsible only for taking registration fees. Students must register with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and pay the class fees before or on the day of the first class they attend in a session. Remember that class fees are not prorated--fees are not reduced based on number of times attended. If you have any questions about these policies, please contact Dr. Clifford Thomas at 202-251-1030.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND CANCELLED CLASSES

Extracurricular Rambler activities (e.g., volunteer demonstrations at community events) held during scheduled class times are considered classes. Special events--including tournaments, belt testing sessions, student ceremonies, and other activities--are also part of the curriculum. Regular classes are held on Saturdays and the registration fee for each session covers eight classes, with no prorating (fees are not reduced based on number of times attended). Weeknight classes are free of charge because they are offered as make-up/additional practice classes. Nonetheless, they are counted toward attendance; for example, if a belted student attends only the weeknight and not the Saturday classes, he or she will still have to pay the regular class instruction fee. Cancelled classes are addressed separately on a case-by-case basis but generally can be made up by the student attending an appropriate weeknight class. Contact Dr. Thomas at 202-251-1030 if you have questions concerning his policies.

Listen for schedule update announcements made in class during the course of our continuous 8-week sessions. Refer to this page (which also includes important community and scholarship information sections) and the Classes page to keep up to date. The dates for sessions will be listed as they become official through the M-NCPPC. If you wish to contact Dr. Thomas or Ms. Susan McCutchen, please go to the "Contact Us" page and click on the pertinent e-mail address.

RAMBLER CLASSES

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CANCELLED ** SPRING I, SPRING II, SUMMER, AND FALL SESSIONS 2020 ** 2021 RESTART DATE TBD

Note: Indoor classes and events at community centers have been cancelled until further notice, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Parks and Recreation will continue to reassess the situation, in concert with response guidelines from Prince George's County. We will keep you posted accordingly.

Class registration fees are expected to be paid before or on the first day a student attends an offered class (but no later than ???). If you have any questions or concerns regarding the payment of class fees, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Thomas or Ms. McCutchen as soon as possible prior to the new session. We recommend you come in to register in person at Bladensburg Community Center.
Registration Guidelines: Registration fees for tae kwon do classes are not prorated. Your class fees pay for two months of classes (eight classes on Saturday; classes attended during the week count as attendance as well).
Online Registration: If you pay online, the registration codes may not be accessible after classes have begun. Check your registration at the front desk on the first day of class.
Make-Up/Additional Practice Weeknight Class: Dr. Thomas offers a make-up/additional practice class at no extra charge at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Bladensburg Community Center's Multipurpose Room. These classes are available for all students who attend the 10:30 a.m. advanced class on Saturdays. Go to the Classes page for more complete information. Please call Dr. Thomas if you have any questions.

Code Words Work! 

Dr. Clifford Thomas has been teaching children about having a family code word to ask an acquaintance or a stranger who tries to lure them into what could be a dangerous situation. It is an important lesson in his curriculum. One of our Rambler parents sent along this link and this link to a story in Arizona about how a young girl saved herself from being kidnapped by asking for a code word when a stranger told her that her brother was hurt and she needed to get into his car. 

Photos/Slideshows and Videos on Our Tournaments and Photos Pages
Contribute Photos, Videos, and Student News to Our Website!

Browse through our website pages to see what's happening with our organization and to learn about our history through stories, photos, and videos! The Tournament News page contains articles, photos, and action videos from tournaments. The Television/Videos/Radio and Newspapers and Magazines pages chronicle media happenings. Provide us with student news and the photos you take. If you have a video of a Rambler performance, upload it to YouTube and send it our way. Check out your phones and other cameras to find good photos of events and special occasions, such as belt advancements, to share the memories and fun with the Rambler family! Dr. Thomas will review photos and videos and give approval for posting or linking on the website. See the Contact Us page for Ms. McCutchen's e-mail link.

Class Requirements and Martial Arts Etiquette Class Rules

This information is posted on the Classes page after the listing of class schedules. If you have any questions, please ask Dr. Thomas (202-251-1030).

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Anti-bullying message: Video from It Takes Two, Inc.

Here is a video from It Takes Two, Inc., about how to combat bullying. #DontFeedtheBully.

Dr. Reid speaks to youth at IT TAKES TWO INC about the importance of refraining from bullying. TIPS! DON'T FEED THE BULLY! *F-EARLESS *E-XERCISE (Self-Control)

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center Resource Links

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center offers many useful resources and downloadable documents. These include Kids Against Bullying, Teens Against Bullying, resources, information and facts, classroom activities, Bullying 101 for Elementary, Bullying 101 for Teens, Drama, Stories, Mobile and online Safety, Students with Disabilities, Get Involved, Speaking in Your Community. Go to this link to access cyberbullying resources to learn how to help your child stay safe online. View an archived livestream of the presentation entitled Social Media & Bullying: Using Technology to Keep Kids Safe.

 

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Internet Safety for Teens, Kids, and Students

The functionality and convenience of today's Internet are truly staggering. At the same time, it can be an immensely dangerous area for children, students, and even non-tech-savvy adults. Children of all ages spend considerable time surfing the Internet, it’s therefore vital that both parents and teachers are forewarned about dangers that lurk online. As importantly, they must be taught how to avoid them. Go to this link to read about Internet safety tips against the most common threats for parents and teachers that will help to protect kids online.

Sammy's Guide to Internet Safety

Children will learn about protecting their personal information, password safety, email safety, social media safety, cyberbullying, and app safety with this entertaining learning resource. Go to this link to access the helpful guide.

Internet Safety Facts For Kids: E-Safety Tips For Parents To Follow [2019]

There is no question, the internet makes lives more accessible and a lot more comfortable. It is at the core of the daily business, and it is a significant part of home life. This is especially true when it comes to children and the internet. They find it their biggest pastime, from playing games, watching movies and chatting with friends on social media. When children are a little older, they do begin to understand some of the dangers, but younger children have no idea as they think everything is real and innocent. Internet safety for children is vital as there are countless threats from every angle. Because there will never be a slowdown in the use of the internet, it means these threats will always be on the increase. Parents need to spend more time to fully understand the risks, and then they will have a grasp on what it means when they say they are "protecting my children" while they are using the internet. Go to this link (VPN Streamer) to read more about what parents can do to protect their children.

The internet is an amazing crowded space just like sand on a beach when it comes to learning new things, meeting new people and having fun. According to Internet Live Stats, there are over 4.2 billion internet users and a staggering 2 billion Google searches every day. So, you ask, “Is it possible to allow my kids access to the internet while also protecting them from the many internet hazards?” YES, you can! And, here’s how to do it.

E-Safety Guide to Keep Your Kids Safe

Worried about what your child is going through while searching on the internet? Is he being diverted to somewhere because of this random searches all over the internet? It is very important to keep monitoring your child and to guide them on what to search for and what not to and how to search for. It is always important for the parents to keep their children out from harm. At the same time, it is also important to equip children with skills so they can experience the internet positively. If you are wondering and confused about how to handle your child, here is a complete article on Kids e-safety guide which will help you throughout.

Keeping Children Safe Online (Updated for 2020)

Experts agree that children are at a greater risk for unwanted contact and exploitation by criminals than ever before. Unfortunately, this is due to the advent of the commercial Internet and, more specifically, social media. While the Internet is a source of great knowledge covering almost every subject imaginable, as well as a portal into the wider world, it can also be dangerous – especially for children and teens. Though many sites, companies, and communities do what they can to police activity, upsetting speech and images, disinformation, and cyberbullying are common across the World Wide Web. Even today, television accounts for the majority of “screen time” in children under age 8. The typical American child consumes an average of three hours of screen time per day. 11% of these children use a cellphone, tablet, or computer. And, by age 8, 90% of all kids have used a computer in some capacity. The Internet is undeniably a staple of everyday life for most people, including children and teens. Unfortunately, this includes a lot of criminals and predators who have developed sophisticated methods of hacking into home networks, personal computers, online accounts, and more.Securing your child’s safety online by following some simple steps is no different from fastening their seatbelt or reminding them to brush their teeth. Go to this link to find out more.

Totally Home eSafety: Parents Guide To Keeping Children Safe Online

Security has been a priority for human beings since the beginning of time and with the increasing significance of the virtual world, online safety is something that now needs to be addressed. There is no doubt that the internet brings with it a lot of good but the reality is, without control, it can also bring serious harm. It is important for parents to warn their children about the risks involved in browsing the Internet and the use of social networks. Knowing what can happen will help to keep them alert. Are you concerned about some of the dangers that the internet presents for your children? Do you want to know what you should do to prevent any dangerous situation related to your children and the internet? If so, keep reading at this link.

Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online (Updated for 2019)

The internet has become so ingrained in our lives that it’s easy to take it for granted in the year 2018. We get online to check the weather forecast, for a traffic update, to find directions to a new location, to check our bank balance, to wish friends and loved one all over the globe a happy birthday… there is no denying that the internet has changed the world. We would be remiss, however, to ignore the dark side of the web. Online communication has given everybody a voice and the freedom to share exactly what is on their mind from the sanctuary of a screen, which is a simultaneous blessing and curse. We are raising a generation of children that have not known a world without the web and all that entails, and young people use the internet for a number of reasons that are foreign to their parents. This article will also help keep children safe while they negotiate the many twists and turns of a life lived online. 

E Safety Guide
For Parents & Kids | To Keep Kids Safe Online

Are you worried about your kids’ safety online? These days, having a computer along with an internet connection is essential to the educational and social needs of young people. However, parents must acknowledge the dangers lurking in the digital sphere. If you’re unsure how you can safeguard your children from digital threats, this guide from CB (ConsumersBase) is for you. Access the guide at this link, where we will identify the many things that put kids at risk and reveal what you can do as a parent. 

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet 

Go to this link for a parents' guide that contains summaries for each section with actionable items for the parent/teacher. 

A Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents

Unfortunately, continual access to digital information comes with a series of disadvantages. And one of these is the rise of cyberbullying. 24/7 access to digital technology is not an advantage when the technology is being used to harass or discriminate against an individual. It can be a terrible situation where children are bullied around the clock, afraid to turn on their device for what they might find on it. The role of parents is to stay alert to the dangers of over exposure to these types of technology. WizCase Blog offers a free online and searchable resource on cyberbullying. A Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents can be accessed at this link. It is easy to navigate this resource and select the topic(s) of interest. 

How to Prevent Cyberbullying: Ultimate Guide for Parents

As much of a threat as cyberbullying is to children and teens across the country, there are measures we can take as parents, peers, and teachers to prevent and reduce it from happening. MoneySaving Pro, a company that researches, analyzes, reviews, and compares available resources to help thousands of consumers save money by finding the best products and services, addresses cyberbullying in How to Prevent Cyberbullying: Ultimate Guide for Parents. The guide starts with defining what cyberbullying is, outlines some facts and statistics, examines its relationship with the law, and describes the effects it can have on its victims. The reader is walked through the steps that can be taken to prevent cyberbullying and how to properly report it. In addition, a wealth of additional resources is offered beyond the scope of this guide. The guide is found at this link.

Cyber Bullying: The Complete [online] Resource Guide

Cyberbullying is rampant and poses risks for people of all ages. BackgroundChecks.org offers a free online and searchable resource on cyberbullying. Access Cyber Bullying: The Complete Resource Guide at this link. It is easy to navigate this resource and select the topic(s) of interest.

Elder Abuse Awareness and Women's Health Issues

One in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse, but only one in 14 cases is reported. Women make up approximately 66 percent of elder abuse victims in the U.S. Elder abuse is any form of abuse – physical, emotional, sexual, financial, and more – perpetrated by an individual who holds power or influence over an elderly person. Perpetrators may be nursing home staff, family members, caretakers, even friends and neighbors. Some of the warning signs of elder abuse include: (1) physical abuse, neglect, or mistreatment: bruises, broken bones, abrasions, burns; (2) emotional abuse: unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness and clarity of mind, unusual depression, strained relationships; (3) financial abuse: sudden or unexplained withdrawals or other similar changes in financial accounts; (4) neglect: unusual weight loss, poor hygiene, unattended medical needs, bedsores; and (5) verbal or emotional abuse: belittling, threatening or other behavior that subjects the elder to the control and/or influence of another person. (Adapted from the National Council on Aging). All suspected cases of adult abuse and neglect should be reported to your local DSS Office or by calling 1-800-332-6347. For more information on elder abuse, you can visit the National Council on Aging or the Maryland Department of Human Resources Adult Protective Services. For more information on this and other women's health issues, please visit the Maryland Commission for Women's Online Health Information and Resource Directory.

Domestic Violence Resources
Available National, State of Maryland, and Local Hotlines and Resources

Whether you or someone you know is in need of help, hotlines and resources are available to help deal with domestic violence. Hotlines: Police Emergency (24 hours): 911; House of Ruth (24 hours) 410-889-7884; Maryland 2-1-1 (24 hours): 211; Community Advocates for Family and Youth (CAFY)301-390-4092; Family Crisis Center, Inc. (located at 3601 Taylor Street, Brentwood, Maryland 20722): 301-731-1203 or 1-866-382-7474; MD Network Against Domestic Violence1-800-634-3577; Prince George's County Child Protective Services301-909-2450; and The Sexual Assault Center, Prince George's Hospital301-618-3154. More contacts: MD Crime Victoms Resource Center301-952-0063 or 877-842-8461; Joint Base Andrews Family Advocacy Program240-857-9680; FCC Crisis Hotline301-731-1203; House of Ruth Legal Services240-450-3270. Prince George's County: The Prince George's County Family Justice Center (14757 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772) has hours of operation Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; telephone: 301-780-8008. The Department of Family Services Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Division suggested hotlines and resources: Local: Family Crisis Center (Centro de Familiar) (see information above); Fair Girls (Human Trafficking) (Trafico de Ninas): 1-855-900-3247 or 202-265-1505. Domestic Violence Shelter: Family Crisis Center (Centro de Crisis Familiar) (see information above). Resources and Referrals: Information resource line in Maryland (Linea de Informacion en Maryland): 211. National: National Domestic Violence Hotline (Linea Nacional de Violencia Domestica): 1-800-799-7233; Teen Dating Violence (Violencia entre parejas Adolescentes): 1-866-331-9474 or text "loveis" to 22522; National Human Trafficking Resource Center (Centro Nacional de Recursos de Trafico Humano): 1-888-373-7888 or text "BeFree" to 233733. More Resources: Go to this link (English) and this link (Spanish) for important resources information.

Women's Health Issues

For information on women's health issues, please visit the Maryland Commission for Women's Online Health Information and Resource Directory.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS    

 

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Need Money to Help Buy Food? Check Out SNAP/FSP.

What is SNAP?: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, is the new name for the Federal Food Stamp Program. In Maryland, the program is called the Food Supplement Program (FSP). SNAP/FSP helps people with little or no income buy all sorts of foods including fruits and vegetables. In these hard times, more people are eligible than you might think. So check out SNAP/FSP at The Training Source, Inc., or Prince George's County Department of Social Services.
Can I get SNAP/FSP Benefits? 
--To receive benefits, your income and resources have to be under certain limits.
--People with lower incomes receive more benefits.
--When determining your income, allowable expenses such as rent, utilities, child or elder care, or medical bills (if you are elderly or disabled) are subtracted to find out how much food help you might get.
--Resources include the amount of money you have in bank accounts.
How Can I Tell if I Might be Eligible?: Go to this link, visit the Prince George's County Department of Social Services, or call The Training Source, Inc. (59 Yost Place, Seat Pleasant, Maryland 20743) at 301-499-8872 for onsite application assistance as well as for information about job training and other programs and services that can change your life.

Yachad Home Repair Services
Useful Resource for Elderly, Disabled, or Struggling Residents

Yachad's mission is to bring communities together by preserving affordable homes and revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan area (Landover, Hyattsville, District Heights, Capitol Heights, and Hillcrest Heights in Prince George's County). Yachad means "together" in Hebrew, and that is how we do our work through partnerships with homeowners, houses of worship, nonprofits, and other community stakeholders. We mobilize skilled and unskilled volunteers, invest financial resources, and, through our work together, transform people and properties. Our mission is rooted in the Jewish commitment to seek justice by engaging inn acts of loving kindness. We welcome people of all faiths to share in our work to keep our communities diverse and vital. Go to this link for important information about Yachad and its application for services.

Behavioral Health Resources 
Providers in Prince George's County, Maryland

Go to this link for a listing of providers and their contact information.

Prince George's County Directory of Community Resources

Go to this link to access Prince George's County Directory of Community Resources.

Maryland's Resource Guide for Aging Drivers

Download a copy of the MVA's Resource Guide for Aging Drivers at this link.

Prince George's County Senior Resource Guide

Go to this link to access Prince George's County 2020 Senior Resource Guide.

Paying for Senior Care: Maryland Medicare Advantage Plan Resource Guide

Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. Paying for Senior Care has created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on Medicare Advantage in Maryland. Go to this link and this link for more information.

SELECTED SCHOLARSHIPS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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ResumeBuilder.com
Create a Professional Resume

It’s easy for teen students to overlook the potential professional value within their current experience. Oftentimes, they don’t realize the foundational professional skills they are building and showcasing in class projects, extracurricular activities and clubs, and volunteer work, and even in entry-level minimum wage jobs. Our resources and tools aim to help high schoolers create resumes that can frame their current life experiences in a way that highlights them as well-rounded, quality individuals for their college and scholarship applications. You can learn more about it at this link and this link.

Seeking Recent College Graduates to Apply for New Internship Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched the new Green Interns Program! Recent graduates can apply for this year-long rotational program. The Green Interns Program promotes career development within the civil service and introduces recent graduates to employment at the EPA.

The Program offers a clear path to potential federal careers, provides access to training and career development, and may fill mission-critical occupations with qualified candidates. We are hiring recent graduates for positions in Washington D.C. and nationwide!

Green Interns will have access to (1) ongoing mentoring, (2) job-specific training; and (3) rotational assignments.

40 hours of formal, interactive training. Demonstrated performers may be offered potential term (1–4 years) or permanent positions with the EPA upon the conclusion of the internship. Additionally, interns are eligible for a full-range of benefits, including federal health insurance, earned leave accrual, transit subsidy, and more.

To qualify, applicants must have completed all course requirements within the past two years for a degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, including associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical. Veteran eligibility cannot exceed six years from degree or certificate completion and preference-eligible veterans may begin two-year eligibility upon release or discharge from active duty. We encourage all qualified recent graduates to apply via this link. EPA is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage persons with diverse backgrounds and differing abilities to apply.

For more information, or to speak to the Green Intern Program Manager, please contact Ms. Piyachat Terrell at 202-564-1856 or terrell.piyachat@epa.gov.

See the location specific links to the announcements below:

Washington, DC (Headquarters): this link and this link or this link.

Boston, MA. Region 1: this link.

New York, NY or Edison, NJ. Region 2: this link.

Philadelphia, PA. Region 3: this link

Atlanta, GA. Region 4: this link

Chicago, IL. Region 5: this link.  

Dallas, TX. Region 6: this link

Denver, Co. Region 8: this link

San Francisco, CA Region 9: this link

Seattle, WA. Region 10: this link.  

Scholarship Information from Prince George's County Council 

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.

First Generation College Bound offers mentoring and support through the College Access Program to students at Central, Fairmont Heights, Laurel, Parkdale and Potomac High Schools. Through this program FGCB assists students in applying for financial aid.

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.

Prince George's County Public Schools Scholarships Listing

Click on this link to access the PGCPS scholarships listing. Many, if not all of the scholarships listed, are NOT gender specific. 

Robert Frederick Smith Internship and Fellowship Program
Digitization and Curation of African American History

The Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History was established to advance the digital curation, community outreach, and internship initiatives at the Museum. As part of the Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program, the Museum will select and provide funding for interns who will be located onsite with the Museum and offsite at select African American museums, art galleries and museums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), cultural institutions and historic sites, or other related institutions dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history and culture. All internship opportunities with this program will focus on work related to digital imaging, media preservation, digital preservation of personal and community objects, digital content management, collections information management, recording and preserving oral histories, or digital filmmaking. Go to this website for more information.

2020 Scholarships for African Americans
College Financial Aid Advice for Blacks

Apply now for Scholarships for Blacks for 2020, including Scholarships for African American Women at this link. If you are African American, there are many scholarships to help pay for college tuition and expenses, with some based upon merit and others based upon both merit and financial need. The scholarships listed at this site are designed for African Americans, and include both specific scholarships, such as Gates Millennium scholarship, and lists of scholarships for blacks provided by different organizations.

Harvard University Scholarships for Undergraduate Students from Low-Income Families
No Tuition and No Student Loans

Harvard University has announced that undergraduate students from low-income families will no longer pay tuition. If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. For more information, call the school's Financial Aid Office at 617-495-1581. Don't miss this outstanding opportunity.

Latin American Youth Center
Hey, Seniors! College Assistance and Internships

Organizational Background: The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) MMYC-PG Workforce Program is federally-funded by the Prince George's County government's Office of Economic Development Youth Services. WIA assists in-school and out-of-school youth in gaining the skills, abilities, work experiences, and information they will need to successfully enter the workforce and/or higher education.
Locations: Riverdale Site: 6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, Maryland 20737. Langley Park Site: 7411 Riggs Road #418, Hyattsville, Maryland 20783.
Description: For in-school youth, we seek to improve academic performance, school attendance, build employment skills, career planning, job readiness training, and tutoring and other enrichment programs to help youth achieve high school completion, postsecondary enrollment, and job placement. For out-of-school youth, there is the opportunity to prepare for the GED, earn computer skills essential for employment, practice job readiness skills, enhance skills needed to succeed in the workplace (such as a positive attitude, punctuality, and team work), peer support groups and presentations from speakers in different career fields, and assistance with postsecondary enrollment, and job placement.
For High School Seniors: Join our year-long workforce program and receive assistance with college exploration, college tours, application fee waivers, completing college applications, assistance with college essays, applying for financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. Plus, a paid summer internship, including job readiness training to get assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview skills.
Eligibility: Youth ages 16-21, U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, Prince George's County resident, and low income family.
Cost: FREE. There is no direct cost to the student.
For More Information: To find out more about the LAYC/MMYC Workforce Program, call 301-431-3121 FREE, ext. 131, or e-mail Desiree Gibson, Lisa MonroeDalia Perez, or Cristina Lemos. Available on Facebook (MMYC PG Workforce Program), Twitter (@MMYC_PG_WIA), and Instagram (MMYCPGWIA)

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS PORTAL

Search regional and national scholarships and learn more about the financial aid process on the PGCPS Scholarships Portal. Go to this link for more information.

CARING.COM SCHOLARSHIPS

As the population of older adults continues to grow and life spans lengthen, more and more young people are taking on the role of caregiver for older loved ones. While the exact number of young people taking on this responsibility is not well understood, it’s estimated to be well over 1 million. On top of their demanding caregiving duties, many of these young people are simultaneously pursuing high school, college or graduate-level education. Scholarships for student-caregivers help ease the financial burden faced by these extremely hardworking students. Go to this link for more information or call 800-973-1540 about scholarships for student caregivers.

BodyLogicMD SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE TWICE A YEAR

BodyLogicMD is proud to announce its new scholarship program for aspiring medical professionals! Having worked with a network of highly-trained practitioners for over a decade, we understand the level of time, dedication, and education it takes for an individual to embark on a successful and fulfilling medical career. We also understand that the training and education required for a medical career comes with a hefty cost, and that can lead to a lot of stress for people at a time when they need as much focus as possible to navigate this long process, achieve their dreams, and contribute to the greater good as medical professionals. Now, we’d like to recognize and help these people who will one day go on to help all of us maintain a high quality of life! Twice per year, we will provide a $5,000 scholarship to the candidate who best exemplifies the qualities needed to be an outstanding medical professional and help people overcome their medical issues! Go to this link for more information and to apply!

SLUMBER YARD STUDENT SUPPORT SWEEPSTAKES
ROLLING DEADLINES: Winners will be picked weekly from all entries submitted 12:00 am EST Saturday through 11:59pm EST Friday starting on September 19, 2020 and ending on September 24, 2021.

These difficult times have hit students the hardest as they balance schoolwork with an uncertain future. We know that financial stress leads to poor sleep, which is a major contributor to academic performance in college. That’s why we started the Slumber Yard Student Support Sweepstakes to assist students in need. We’re giving a different student $100 each (working) day for a year to mitigate financial stressors and support healthy sleep in the college environment. Didn’t win? You can re-enter for the next week’s sweepstakes following the same entry process. Go to this link for more information and to learn how to apply.

JUEGO STUDIO'S STUDENT EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
TWO DEADLINES: JUNE 30 AND NOVEMBER 30 (EACH YEAR)

Incorporated in early 2011 Juego Studios, an ISO-9001:2008 certified award-winning game development and designing company, that allows brands to seamlessly create, find and to develop visually enticing and technically superior games and mobile applications. Since its inception, Juego Studios has become synonymous of cutting edge game development solutions and advisory services. We are a society of some creative innovators, artists, storytellers and game developers, who are building some awestruck games for diverse platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, iOS and also for virtual & augmented reality, cross platform. This $1,000 scholarship is only for students older than 17 years of age who are presently enrolled in colleges, universities, or high schools. Students of any stream/branch of study can apply for this scholarship. We especially look forward to applications from gaming enthusiasts. For more details, please visit our scholarship page here.

Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: December 1, 2020

At Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, our partners understand the value of higher education. As auto accident lawyers helping people hurt after being in crashes or other accidents, we must face and overcome well-prepared and experienced legal team fielded by insurance companies time and time again to win for our clients. At the core of our profession is having a solid education whether it's legal oriented, or another field. After getting their undergraduate degrees, all of our attorneys continued to study, earning their juris doctorate (JD) at law school. We understand the extreme level of dedication and commitment it takes, both in effort and in financial resources to earn a college education. As such, we are committed to supporting the next generation of students striving to complete their college degree. This support is in the form of a $1,000 scholarship, awarded to the winner of our essay contest. For more information and to apply, go to this link.

RevenueZen Social Selling Scholarship
Deadline: December 15 (each year)

The RevenueZen Social Selling Scholarship is a $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who is looking to innovate the hiring process. In an ideal world, what would hiring and applying for a job look like? How will you stand out? The RevenueZen Scholarship has a brief submission process. Applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their idea for an innovative social selling process focused on getting hired at a specific company. To learn more, visit our official scholarship page at this link.

Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship
Deadline: December 15 (each year)

A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Affected By Life-Changing Accidents: The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for current or soon-to-be undergrads worldwide who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Certa Law Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an accident has had on their life. To learn more, visit our official scholarship page at this link.

DERRICK LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15 (EACH YEAR)

Auto accidents can be life changing. At The Derrick Law Firm, we believe in keeping the public safe by bringing first hand experience to those who haven’t had it, as well as easing the stress of accident victims as they enter one of the most important phases of their lives. The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. This is a $1,000 scholarship and the winner will be announced on December 20th of each year.The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident. Go to this link to apply.

ZIPPIA'S ANNUAL DREAM JOB SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 30 (EACH YEAR)

This scholarship is open to everyone 18 years of age or older. Tell us in 500 words or less, what your dream job would be. Describe your dream job to us and tell us WHY this is your dream job. Consider the following in your essay: Why is this your dream job? Is it more about money or happiness? Or both? What are you doing to reach your dream job goal? Go to this link to apply.

BEAUTY + WELLNESS  SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN
DEADLINES: JANUARY 1, MARCH 31, JUNE 30, AND SEPTEMBER 30 (EACH YEAR)

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women awards $1,000 quarterly + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. We're tremendously proud of the work that we are doing to help young college women all over the country to achieve true mental, physical, and emotional well-being---but we're just getting started. Scholarship page and application at this link.

A-1 AUTO TRANSPORT SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: MARCH 10 (EACH YEAR)

We are one of the biggest U.S. based auto shippers. We provide worldwide shipping and have offices, storage facilities available in most of the main cities and metro areas throughout the U.S and overseas. Our team has decided to create a scholarship program (A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship) for the students so that they can get some help in meeting their education related expenses.A-1 Auto Transport will NOT share, sell, rent or otherwise transfer any student information. Three awards worth $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded under the A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship every year. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school/university/college’s financial aid office. Go to this link for further information.

MATTRESS ADVISOR'S SLEEP SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: MARCH 20 (EACH YEAR)

Our commitment to sleep science began with helping our readers understand the importance of sleep and its impact on every aspect of health and wellbeing. Over time we have built out a sleep resources directory dedicated to updating readers about the latest strides in sleep science and generating further awareness of the importance of sleep health. Our research has highlighted the profound impact of sleep health on education. Many students struggle with sleep problems during their college years. Students are faced with challenges that interrupt their sleep including increased stress and anxiety from the pressures to succeed, dealing with the difficulty of balancing a social life, and troubles managing their own time. This inspired us to help students by introducing our own sleep scholarship as well as curating a number of other sleep scholarships available. You may qualify for one or more of the scholarships featured in this guide if you’re interested in studying or pursuing a degree in sleep science, feel passionately about your dreams, or are dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, which starts by improving your sleep quality. Go to this link for more information.

THE "SAVE A LIFE" SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS OF HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION
DEADLINES: MAY 1 (SUMMER SEMESTER) AND OCTOBER 1 (WINTER SEMESTER) (EACH YEAR)

Learning CPR and basic first aid are ways any one of us could potentially save a life. The educators and healthcare professionals of tomorrow take this mission even further by pursuing careers dedicated to the advancement of health and wellness. That is why The American Academy of CPR and First Aid is proud to sponsor the “Save a Life” Scholarship, offered exclusively to students majoring in the healthcare and education fields. We know that caregiving and teaching can both be challenging but incredibly rewarding professions. That’s precisely why we made this commitment to further the education and career development of future doctors, nurses, technicians, professors, and teachers of all areas of specialization with this scholarship. We want to help with your education. The “Save a Life” Scholarship of, $1,500, is awarded twice per year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Each $1,500 award will go to a different student, in order to maximize the impact of the scholarship, spread the word of the importance first aid and CPR training, and share more stories from future educators and healthcare professionals. For more details about this scholarship, go to this link.

THE "TEST YOURSELF" SCHOLARSHIP FROM STDLABS
DEADLINES: NOVEMBER 1 (FALL) AND JUNE 1 (SPRING) (EACH YEAR)

Having any health test can be a daunting and challenging experience. Embracing challenges is, however, how we make progress and take steps to improve our lives. At STDLabs we are dedicated to encouraging students to take brave steps in furthering their education both in and out of the classroom. It is for this reason that our "Test Yourself" Scholarship was recently launched. We want to support and reward individuals who step outside of their comfort zone, thus achieving personal growth and gaining skills for life. This is true in any field, academic or otherwise, including science, technology, community development, sports or the arts. Students majoring in any subject(s) may apply. The “Test Yourself” Scholarship of $1,500.00 is awarded twice per year: once in the Spring and once in the Fall. Each award will be given to a different student, in order to maximize the impact of the scholarship, increase awareness and critical consideration of the stubborn taboos around topics such as STD testing, and share more stories from inspirational people. Go to this link to learn more and apply.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
TWO DEADLINES: JUNE 1 (FALL SEMESTER) AND NOVEMBER 1 (SPRING SEMESTER) (EACH YEAR)

The Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship is designed to help students complete their education by covering costs beyond the federal, state, and private scholarships they receive. The Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship is built on the premise that a lack of financial resources should not be a deterrent to earning an associate degree or industry-recognized licensure or credential from Prince George’s Community College. The Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship Program will cover tuition and fees for eligible students. All information and eligibility requirements can be found at this link.

CGTRADER SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINES: JANUARY 15 (SUMMER SEMESTER) AND JULY 15 (WINTER SEMESTER) (EACH YEAR)

The goal of these scholarships is to challenge high-school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students enrolled full-time in an academic institution and maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA to dig into the field of technology by writing different essays on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. Every half-year, the new technology-related topic will be introduced. The topic for the upcoming semester will be "Using Games for Social Good and Playful Learning." All information and eligibility requirements can be found at this link. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

SCIENCE SELECTOR SCHOLARSHIP GIVEAWAY PROGRAM
DEADLINE: JULY 30, 2021

We consider contributing to society and giving back to our community to be an important part of our business. We will award one student a scholarship worth $1,500 in an essay contest. The topic of this year’s essay is “What is the need for scientific development in society?”. Feel free to apply if you are a high-school senior or undergraduate or postgraduate student looking for some aid in your education cost. Applications for diploma courses and online courses will be disregarded. Although the deadline for application submission is July 30, the selection process will begin July 15. Go to this link for more information about this scholarship opportunity.

FINANCIAL FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: JULY 31 (EACH YEAR)

CardRates.com is proud to offer the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry. Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount is $1,000. Go to this link to apply and for more information and essay guidelines. For further questions, please submit your inquiry via our online contact form. Please note the following deadlines for the spring term:

  • Due Date: July 31st annually
  • Announced: August 31st annually
  • Awarded: August 31st annually

Sapling HR, People Ops and Onboarding Scholarship
Deadline: November 1 (each year)

The SaplingHR Onboarding Experience Scholarship is a $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has a passion for the people operations and HR space. The scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their idea for a useful innovation in mobile device technology. An employee’s onboarding will directly influence their level of happiness at their new company. At SaplingHR, we believe in striving toward a better future by helping those who are passionate about helping others to reach their goals. Go to this link for more information and to apply.

REDFIN SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE
DEADLINES: JANUARY 31 AND JULY 3 (EACH YEAR)

This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one high school senior or current college student on his or her journey through higher education. We are looking forward to reading each submission! To apply, in 300 - 500 words, answer the following question: The place (or places) where we were raised often have a profound effect on who we become as adults. What effect has the community that you were raised in had on who you are today? The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Fall application period is from May 1 - July 31 of each year. The Spring application period is from November 1 - January 31 of each year. Complete the following form within the designated application periods. You can find all the information related to the scholarship at this link.

CLASSES/COURSES

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Knowledge Equals Youth Success (KEYS) Program

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.

FREE Youth@Work/SYEP 2020 Job Readiness Training Programs
Date: Register Now!

Prince George’s County Government, Prince George’s Community College, the Prince George’s County Public Schools, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Six Flags, Men Aiming Higher, the Greater Prince George’s CountyBusiness Roundtable, and the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the launch of Youth@Work/SYEP 2020 Job Readiness Training Programs. The Youth@Work/SYEP Job Training Programs provide youth ages 15-19 opportunities to gain workplace skills and explore career interests. Contact us: 301-546-1580youth-work@pgcc.edu. Visit this link to enroll today!

Prince George's County Health Department
Opioid Overdose Training and Treatment

Description: Be a hero. Save a life. Give Naloxone (Narcan) to reverse an opioid overdose!.Do you know someone who uses heroin or prescription pain medicine like Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin, or Fentanyl? 
Take Action: Anyone can attend. Learn how to recognize an opioid overdose. Learn how to treat the overdose with Naloxone (Narcan). Get a free Naloxone (Narcan) kit.
Cost: Free. 
Location: Cheverly Health Center, 3003 Hospital Drive, Ground Floor, Cheverly, Maryland 20785. 
Sign Up: To sign up for Naloxone Training, call 301-324-2985. For opioid treatment, call 301-583-5920.

National Alliance on Mental Illness FREE Recovery Support Group Sessions
Dates: First and Third Tuesdays Each Month

Description: Are you looking for a peer-run, peer-driver support group for adults living with mental health conditions? Do you want to meet others who have similar challenges and experiences? Are you seeking a confidential setting with understanding, compassionate people willing to provide assistance? The Prince George's County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in collaboration with the Family Service Foundation have started a support group for adults seeking peer support with their mental health recovery.
When: Sessions are scheduled from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Contact NAMI for upcoming session dates.
Cost: No charge and light refreshments. 
Location: Family Service Foundation, Inc., 5301 76th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Landover Hills, Maryland 20784. Free parking. Close to New Carrollton subway, Beltway 495 and Baltimore/Washington Parkway. On bus line - T18. 
More Information: For questions, contact Alnicia or Allen at 301-429-0970. Sign language interpreter with two weeks advance notice via e-mail.

Living Well Evidence-Based Diabetes Self-Management Program
FREE Prince George's County Program

Contact: Linda Nunes-Schrag, Master Trainer & Program Coordinator
Living Well Program
The Department of Family Services
Area Agency on Aging, Prince George's County
6420 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748
Telephone: 301-248-0039 (Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday) or 301-585-8240 (Tuesday and Friday afternoons).

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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Job Opportunities Information from the Prince George's County Council (2020)

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

Guide to Best Job Sites

Go to this link to access this guide to job sites. Finding a job in today’s market takes more time than ever before. The days of simply walking into a business, handing over a resume and getting an interview on the spot are a thing of the past. Many companies will no longer accept unsolicited resumes. Unless you apply through the proper channels, your application will go right in the trash can. The best job sites of 2018 help you find the right channels to go through and let you search through thousands of posting. When you use the ultimate job site, you can search for jobs in your local city and open positions around the world. Most of the top job sites let you create your own individual account. You’ll enter information such as your educational background and the professional experience that you have. Each time that you apply for a new position, you can use that existing information. We spent days scouring the web to find the best job sites for the year. To make sure that we selected the best sites around, we also consulted with hiring managers and job recruiters to find out what they recommend. You can pick up some tips on applying for a job online after finding the best job site.

Prince George's County School and Job Opportunties and Summer Camps for Youth
Sign Up for E-Mail Newsletter

Many opportunities for Youth in Prince George's County! Receive e-mail newsletters with a long list of college scholarships and summer camps being offered and opportunities available for youth employment in Prince George's County from Thomas Mayah at the Prince George's County District 3 Council Office. Contact him by e-mail or by calling 301-952-3060 FREE. There are so many scholarships, summer camps, and youth job listings, with links embedded, that we could not begin to post them all on our Announcements page!

Year Up Training Program
Low-Income Adults

Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. For more information and to apply go to this link.

Youth Wanted for Internship Opportunities: Employment/Career/Training
KEYS Innovations and KEYS Careers

Why KEYS? GED preparation, post-secondary education, transition, paid and unpaid summer employment, occupational skills training, leadership development, and comprehensive guidance and counseling. Eleventh and 12th graders call KEYS Innovations at 301-618-8419. Youth up to 24 years old call KEYS Careers at 301-618-8451 to schedule your interview today! 

MGM National Harbor is Hiring
Youth Ages 21-25

MGM National Harbor is hiring over 2,500 youth ages 21-25. Advancement in food and beverage, gaming, and hospitality is available. Applicants (1) must be able to work a flexible schedule and be available on weekends and holidays and (2) pass a background check and drug screening. Call Monica Chavetz at 301-618-8425 for more information!

High-Paying Job Opportunities Available
Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation

More than 750 high-paying job opportunities are available for residents of Prince George's County, including positions with the MGM National Harbor. Apply right away as these jobs will fill up quickly! There are jobs as restaurant cooks, computer user support specialists and computer programmers, customer service, deliver drivers, heavy tractor-trailer truck drivers, registered nurses, retail salespersons, and security guards, as well as the opportunity to jump start your career and get your CDL license and training for free (for this opportunity, contact Brenda Gillis). The Prince George's One Stop Career Center is located at 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 120, Largo, Maryland 20772--e-mail Brenda Gillis or ask for her or Dee Turner at 301-618-8425. The Laurel Regional Career Center is located at 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 604, Laurel, Maryland 20707--e-mail Adrienne Stay or call her at 301-362-9708. To apply online, go to this link. For more information about the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, go to this link.

U.S. Government Jobs
Link to Job Listings

Go to this link to find listings of jobs available in the U.S. government, including the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program, and the Postsecondary Internship Program.

Maryland Workforce Exchange
Link to Job Listings and Events

To take advantage of the many opportunities available, including job listings and events, first complete a registration profile with the Maryland Workforce Exchange. You can do this online at this link or in person by visiting the One Stop Career Center at 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 120, Largo, Maryland 20774. You must then add a resume and a professional e-mail address to your profile. Once you have a completed profile, you can register to attend events. Call 301-618-8445 for additional information.