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 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.


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Winter Session 2018 - 2019
Start Date: December 1, 2018 [Note: The M-NCPPC Parks and Recreation Guide is in error; classes do not begin on December 16.]

The Winter 2018 - 2019 session began Saturday, December 1. Class registration fees are expected to be paid before or on the first day a student attends an offered class (but no later than December 15--NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE). Additional/make-up weekday classes (described below) continue from Wednesday, December 5, and Thursday, December 6. 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.
Make-Up/Additional Practice Weeknight Classes: Dr. Thomas offers make-up/additional practice classes at no extra charge two weeknights at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for white belts who attend the advanced class and gold belts (youth and adults) and on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for green belts and above (youth and adults) in the Bladensburg Community Center's Multipurpose Room. Go to the Classes page for more complete information about these classes. Please call Dr. Thomas if you have any questions.

Press Coverage of Fourth Annual Walk and Rally for Bullying Prevention and Child Safety
November 10, 2018

Check out the news story under News/Newspapers and Magazines, and the slideshow under News Photos - 2018. Reporters from the Andrews Gazette (Bobby Jones, photojournalist) and the Washington Informer (Michael McCoy, photographer) joined the more-than-a-mile walk on Annapolis Road and through neighborhoods in Bladensburg and covered the rally.

The event was reported by award-winning journalist Bobby Jones, Andrews Gazette, in a November 14 article entitled "Fourth Annual Walk and Rally for ‘Bullying Prevention’ and Child Safety engage community support" in SoMdNews (Southern Maryland Newspapers Online). See the Capture the Moment photo by Michael A. McCoy on page 10 of the November 15 Washington Informer.

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).


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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)

Avoid Car Break-Ins

Don't be a victim! Here are ten (10) suggestions offered by theTakoma Police Department. If you see anything suspicious, call the Prince George's County Police Department's (PGPD) non-emergency number 301-352-1200 or 911 immediately. Please DON'T HESITATE. 

1.  Secure or remove any clothing
2.  Secure any loose change
3.  INSTALL a Locking Fuel Cap
4.  LOCK All the Doors
5.  Completely CLOSE All Windows
6.  REMOVE Portable Electronic Devices
7.  Place shopping bags or merchandise in the trunk
8.  Secure CDs & DVDs out of sight 
9.  REMOVE your purse or wallet
10.  PARK in WELL LIT Locations. Avoid Isolated Areas

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.

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center Resource Links

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center offers many useful resources and downloadable documents. Kids Against BullyingTeens Against Bullying; October 25th Unity Day IdeasCommon Views: and Facts: Activities:; Bullying 101 for Elementary: 101 for Teens :; Drama: and Online Safety: with Disabilities: Involved: in Your Community: Cyberbullying Resources: A new resource page to inform adults about how technology is being used in the online world to bully, which includes the definition of cyberbullying, facts, statistics, and reference guides. Just as young people used to spend unmonitored time playing with friends in the neighborhood, outside the periphery of adults, they are now engaging with each other in the cyberworld, “talking” with each other, “talking” to each other, and “talking” about each other, often without adult or parental monitoring. While technology allows young people to connect in meaningful ways, such as the opportunity to share ideas, photos, videos, and more, the unsupervised nature of the cyberworld demands the need for guidance, guidelines, and social responsibility. Go to this link 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.

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.

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

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

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. 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. 

Online Resources for Tutoring and Mentoring for Children

Around 3:00 p.m. on weekdays in the United States, around 15 million children are left unsupervised and without direction after school. Guidance, tutoring, and mentoring to those who go without is sorely needed. The After School Center of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, provides online links to educational tools and resources to help kids and the community as a whole. 

Maryland's (First Ever) Resource Guide for Aging Drivers

Download a copy of the MVA's Resource Guide for Aging Drivers at this link. This is the first guide targeted to aging drivers that has been produced by the MVA. Please be sure to complete the survey as requested so that your input into what is needed in this important area is taken into consideration. 

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.

Riverdale Park Pediatrics P.C.
Riverdale, Maryland

Riverdale Park Pediatrics P.C. is located at 6103 Baltimore Avenue, Suite T-1, Riverdale, Maryland 20737. For more information, please e-mail, call 301-277-2779, or fax 301-277-6947 Yulanda Swindell, M.D., Board Certified Pediatrician.

Mary's Center Energy Assistance Program

Description: If you are a Prince George's County resident in need of utility assistance, you may be eligible for a one-time grant up to $500 towards your gas or electric bill. This program is made possible by the generosity of the PHI Community Foundation.
Si vive en el condado de Prince George y los ingresos anuales son inferiores al nivel federal de pobreza, usted podría recibir un subsidio de hasta $500 para su factura de gas o de electricidad. El programa es posible gracias a la generosidad de PHI Community Foundation.
Eligibility Requirements. Eligibilidad del Programa.
You reside in Prince George's County, Maryland. Debe residir en el condado de Prince George, Maryland.
You are unable to pay your utility bill because of financial hardship. No puede pagar para su factura de electricidad o de gas.
Your income is at or below the poverty level. Su ingreso anual está por debajo del nivel federal de pobreza.
You are at risk for disconnect from your gas or electric service. Está en risego de desconexión de su factura de electricad o de gas.
You have not received help from Mary's Center in the past year. No ha recibido ayuda financiera de Mary's Center en los últimos 12 meses.
Interested? Interesado?: Call us at 202-545-2024 to learn more or set up your appointment today. Llámenos al 202-545-2024 para mas información or para hacer una cita! Se habla español.



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Weatherization Grant Funding Available
Upgrade Your Home to be More Energy Efficient

The Weatherization Assistance Program, operated by the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing and Building Energy Programs section, helps eligible low income households across the State of Maryland with the installation of energy conservation materials in their dwelling units. These measures both reduce the consumption of energy and the cost of maintenance for these homes. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the Strategic Energy Investment Fund and participating EmPOWER Maryland utility companies.

The Town of Bladensburg and Prince George’s County, Maryland are providing Weatherization upgrades, funded by the Maryland Energy Assistance MEA and the Department of Housing Community Development DHCD grant program, at no cost (FREE) to the owner.

If qualified, this grant program is designed to save you money on monthly utility bills and make your home more energy efficient.

For more information e-mail Pat McAuley.



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Guides for the Development of Educators for Youth With Special Needs

Achieving the best academic environment in our communities for youth with special needs relies on the development of educators who dedicate themselves to the cause. Increased recognition of the value of such instructors has led to a median salary of roughly $20,000 more than the median salary of all other occupations in the country. Though the importance of their contribution is not overlooked, it can be difficult for aspiring special education teachers to pursue their careers because of the significant time and financial constraints that come with attaining a degree. In response to these issues, we’ve created free guides to earning online Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees in Special Education – excellent sources of information which go in-depth to provide programs, scholarships, certifications, and more our future educators need to succeed. Questions: Jessica Lewis | | Outreach Coordinator | | PO Box 524314 | Houston, TX 77052.

Online Guide to a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education 
Online Guide to a Master’s Degree in Special Education 
Online Guide to a Doctorate Degree in Special Education

Go to this link to access a wealth of information about great schools K-12 and beyond, whatever your zip code! Parenting content topics include: Raising Kids, School Life, Worksheets, Reading, Math, Emotional Smartis, Podcast for Parents, and Back to School.

Scholly App to Find Scholarships Tailored to Individual Students

Download the Scholly App: Scholly was created by Christopher Gray to help students access scholarships after finding through his own experience that each year "some $100 million in scholarships go unclaimed." Scholly is "based on its patent-pending algorithm and 'a lot of elbow grease.' Scholly employs eight parameters to match student and scholarship: information including gender, state and race, but also more customized data because so many grants are specialized" ("Financial Aide," Smithsonian, December 2016, p. 45). Savings Guide for Students

Go to this link for a practical financial savings guide for students, 10 Top Ways Students Can Have More Money This School Year, compiled by There are 10 heavy duty savings tips to help you think differently about finances and make it through college with money to spare! A must-read.

Check out information about Maryland online colleges, affordable out-of-state colleges, resources for students with disabilities, military-friendly colleges, and online criminal justice programs. 

Suited 4 Success College Planning Services

For education counseling, admissions, and college admissions counseling information, including about workshops, go to this link

SAT Test Preparation and Tutoring/Certified Learning Websites

The Princeton Review: Learn about test preparation and private tutoring opportunities at this link

College Board: Access information about the SAT at this link, containing a link to the Khan Academy where students have access to free resources to enable them to reach their learning potential and can practice for the SAT. 

Study Point: Learn about tutoring as individual as your child at this link.

Alison: Information about free certified learning can be accessed at this link

College Fairs

Check out a listing of local college fairs here. Be sure to mark your calendar and check back regularly for updates. 

Websites to Search for Scholarship and Other Educational Resources 

Go to fastweb, salliemae, collegenet,, collegexpress, College Board, and these Scholarship Workshop tool box and scholarship aid websites at this link and this link, respectively.

U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard Redesigned and More Comprehensive Online Database 

Go to this link and this link to access federal information that will help students, parents, and advisers make good choices when it comes to college. A customized tool for students, the College Scorecard was redesigned with direct input from students, families, and their advisers to provide the clearest, most accessible, and reliable national data on college cost, graduation, debt, and post-college earnings. Colleges can be rated based on your interests and how well they are serving students of all backgrounds. The focus is on making a quality, affordable education within reach. New, comprehensive, and updated data on higher education institutions are available. Access the most reliable and comprehensive data on students’ outcomes at specific colleges, including former students’ earnings, graduates’ student debt, and borrowers’ repayment rates. These data are also available for various sub-groups, like first generation and Pell students. 

Expensive College Visits?
"How to Minimize the Cost of College Visits" Guide

Between flights, rental cars, hotels, and food, the cost of visiting multiple colleges can quickly add up. To help with this issue, this guide was created to help students and their parents plan ahead to minimize travel costs and maximize their experience at each campus.  

Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) Listing of Scholarships
Scholarship Information Database

Go to this link to review a long list of available scholarships posted by the PGCPS. Take the time to scroll down the page to find those opportunities suited to your needs and be sure to pay attention to the deadlines. The links are embedded for your convenience. Please be sure to take full advantage of funds being provided to help you attain your educational goals. 

Sign Up for E-Mail Newsletter Listing Scholarships, Job Opportunities and Summer Camps
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. 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!

ASPIRE Program for Students and STEM Partnership at Applied Physics Lab/Johns Hopkins University
Various Types of Programs Offered, Including Summer Programs

ASPIRE is a program for high school juniors and seniors to explore the real-world applications of STEM at Applied Physics Lab/Johns Hopkins. Students are matched with APL staff members to work on technical projects in a subject area of interest to the student. APL partners with local schools to provide this extension of the student’s educational learning environment. ASPIRE is a competitive program. Applying does not guarantee acceptance. For additional details, informational videos, and applications and deadlines visit this link. If you are too young to apply, feel free to review the information (and bookmark this link) in order to better prepare for this wonderful internship opportunity. 

The Community Foundation Listing of Scholarships
Scholarship Information Database

Go to this link to review a list of available scholarships posted by the Community Foundation. The foundation's ability to make grants and scholarships depends on the source and availability of grant/scholarship funds. Please look into these opportunities and apply.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
Number of Scholarship Opportunities for Youth

Go to this link to review a long list of available scholarships posted by the United Negro College Fund. Take the time to scroll down the page to find those opportunities suited to your needs, particularly those in the "New" column. The links are embedded for your convenience. Please be sure to take full advantage of funds being provided to help you attain your educational goals. If you don't go after the money, someone else will!

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
National Internship Program (HNP) Opportunities

Go to this link for more information.

The Washington Center (TWC)
Internship Opportunities

Go to this link for more information.

United States' Census Bureau
Pathways: Internship Program (IP)

Eligibility Requirements:  (1) 18 years of age; (2) U.S. citizenship; (3) have a miniumum 3.0 GPA [on a 4.0 scale]; (4) be enrolled in a degree seeking program or certificate program of at least 1 year in duration; and (5) interns may be non-competitively converted to a permanent position [or to a term position lasting 1-4 years] within 120 days of successful completion of the degree.
How to Apply: To apply, search "census pathways IP" at this link. For more information, call the Strategic Recruitment and Outreach Branch at  301-763-4910 or e-mail Ileana Cruz-Vega or Tasha Harris. IP positions will be posted based on hiring needs.

United States' Census Bureau
Pathways: Internship Program (RGP)

Eligibility Requirements:  (1) 18 years of age; (2) U.S. citizenship; (3) graduated from qualifying educational institutions with an associate, bachelor, masters, professional, doctorate, or vocational or technical degree or certificate from qualifying institutions within the previous two years; and (4) participants may be converted to a permanent position after completion of program requirements [1 year service, formal mentoring, 40 hours formall training].
How to Apply: To apply, search "census pathways RGP" at this link. For more information, call the Strategic Recruitment and Outreach Branch at 301-763-4910 or e-mail Ileana Cruz-Vega or Tasha Harris. RGP positions will be posted based on hiring needs. 

Scholarship Opportunities
Receive Scholarship Counseling

Go to this link for information about available scholarships and counseling about how to go about getting them.

Top Scholarship Opportunities
Hundreds of Scholarship Opportunities for Youth

Go to this link for information about available scholarships.

It Takes Two, Inc., Tools for Success Scholarships

Go to this link to find out more about scholarship opportunities. For more information, call Jaemellah Kemp, Founder & CEO by e-mail or telephone 443-302-9799.

Single Mother Grants, Scholarships, and Education Courses
Many Opportunities for Single Mothers

Go to this link for information.




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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.

2018 Scholarships for African Americans
College Financial Aid Advice for Blacks

Apply now for Scholarships for Blacks for 2018, 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

Program Description: 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) 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 about scholarships for student caregivers.

ZipRecruiter Scholarship
Available Each Semester

ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship for students, available each semester! We are looking for a 500-800 word submission that addresses both prompts: (1) Describe a job you previously held - or hold and (2) Describe your ideal post-graduate job. This is our scholarship link. For more information, message us on Facebook or call 877-252-1062.  

Best Nursing Programs in 2018 

If you’re looking for resources about nursing programs, check out these links: (1) Best RN To BSN Programs In 2018: The Complete List (Online & Campus); (2) Best Accelerated Programs; (3) Best Healthcare Administration Programs; and (4) MSN Programs Of 2018: The Best 62 Schools (Online & Campus).

Credit Repair Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: December 20, 2018 is a credit repair service comparison website which provides free and independent reviews of America’s leading credit repair companies (including Sky Blue CreditLexington Law and We aim to educate and empower individuals to repair their credit rating take control over their financial situation. For this reason we are pleased to announce the Scholarship award. We understand that affording education can be difficult which is why we’ve established our essay contest to help aid the cost of attending. The essay can be on a topic of your choice must must bring to light to the issues surrounding credit repair and help raise awareness of how your credit score impacts on your financial situation. We will publish the winning entries on our scholarship page and promote them exclusively on our social media accounts. Click here for information about the scholarship. is offering this scholarship to students who meet the following criteria:

  • any undergraduate and graduate students
  • 18 years and older
  • Enrolled full-time study in U.S. institution
  • Essay must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words
  • Deadline: December 20th 2018 Wealth Wise Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018

The Wealth Wise Scholarship is open to US undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the finance industry. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be awarded based on academic merit and submission of a short essay to be titled How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved. Go to this link for information about the scholarship and this link for further questions. Please note the following deadlines: due date: December 31, 2018; announced: January 21, 2019; and awarded: January 31, 2019

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Major of study must support a career in the finance industry (e.g., finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management, and other related majors)
  • Must be a US resident
  • Must send in an official transcript
  • Must be a current or future college student (e.g., high school senior)
  • Scholarship must go to tuition purposes (will be paid directly to the university/college)
  • Complete an essay for submission (see essay guidelines below) Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018

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 about scholarships for student caregivers and this link for more information about the scholarship. Caregiver Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2019

We are offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Spring of 2019, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books. See this link for more information.

CGTrader Scholarship 
Two Deadlines: January 15, 2019 (Winter Semester) and July 15, 2019 (Summer Semester)

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. 

Redfin Scholarship Available
Two Application Deadlines: January 31 and July 31, 2019

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.

The Yearly Scholarship 2019
Deadline: February 1, 2019

A $1,000 Yearly Writing Scholarship is being offered by If you are a student of College, University or and High School, this can be an excellent opportunity to offset your educational cost. is one of the fastest growing initiative reviewing the latest home and outdoor products. We do work with various categories and help our readers to find the best possible solution to their problems with the least effort from their side. Apart from our effort to benefit people with best product information. So we are likely to contribute to the society as a part of our business. It had always been a great privilege for us to help out the talented but needy people from all around the globe. We understand the power of written words and with due respect. So we would like to support talented students with a passion for internet write up. Each year, we offer a student scholarship on article writing that worth a $1000 USD.

Why Do You Need A Scholarship? We understand how hard it is to meet both ends of cost and demands. As we all know, those tuition fees aren’t going to pay back. So a scholarship with such a free giveaway is a much-needed chance for you. Apart from the heavy course loads or part-time job, a scholarship is the last thing a smart student should go for. Especially, for students of just High School or College finds it hard to meet both ends of demands and income. So, students looking for new extracurricular activities can take this as a push to the wide-open industry of internet marketing. So now you are here. Moreover, this excellent opportunity can bring over more opportunities to avail other scholarships that you weren’t even originally qualified for.

About The Scholarship: If you think Yearly Scholarship 2019 as an opportunity that you deserve, you are welcome to participate. Apply at this link. The only thing you need to do is create a well-researched and informative article on any of these three topics: (1) Best Methods to Keep Your Lawn Clean and Weed Free; (2) A Beginners Guide to Maintaining Your Garden at Home; or (3) Simple Tips to Have a Vacation in Limited Budget.

Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Here at Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique we focus on providing brides a one stop shop for their bridal party gifts. We do this by having the best options for personalized bridal gifts, great customer service and high quality content to help during the gift buying journey. We believe that through great content we are able to break down the barriers of shopping online. The content we create is key in enabling a shopping experience that allows our consumers to feel a product and experience that they cannot physically touch. This is why we have started the Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique Scholarship Program for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students who are passionate about business and marketing. Our scholarship program should be of a particular interest to the students currently studying in the field of Marketing, Business or IT Communications. This scholarship is a one-time award for $500. For more details, go to this link.

Terms of Participation: In order to participate in Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique Scholarship Program you will have to create a piece of content between 1500-2000 words on a unique subject that you feel would be a great fit for our blog. The individual that best shows an understanding of our target market, creates engaging content and shows an understanding of SEO will receive a one-time award of $500.

Eligibility: This scholarship program is meant for students currently enrolled in an accredited college/ university. The article you are going to submit will be run through plagiarism checker. While evaluating the submitted content, we will consider the following aspects: understanding of our target audience, value of information for our consumers, SEO friendliness, and others.

TopTechGiant $1000 Scholarship (Renewable)

Content submission deadline: March 26, 2019. The winner will be announced within 15 days through the provided contacts and our website. We will send $1000 scholarship award within 5 days from announced winner day. For your convenience, here is the link to the application page on our website.

The "TopTechGiant Dream" means to make something different for everyone. International students want to attend best College or University which he/she getting accepted and able to pay for college/University fee. The cost of Higher Education rises continuously. Applying for Domestic and International Scholarship is one of the best ways to compensate the cost who can't afford the higher education cost. Different organizations provide thousands of scholarship every year. From this year, we want to be a small part of this to help the students with their creative works, ideas about "How we can save the world from pollution" or "anything else which will be helpful depending on your expertise". We recognize the ability of students who are the leading person in the future generation. That's why we want to help the creative minds to exhibit their abilities in their expertise area and want to be a part to fulfill their dream. We have created the Scholarship for International Students (2018-2019) for College, Undergraduate or Postgraduate students with the passion of “Make The Difference, Fulfill The Dream” to receive a $1000 award. Those students who are currently studying in the college or university may be extremely interested in this scholarship program. Everyone can participate (should be a student of college or university), write an article or story or submit your idea is enough. It is totally free and no hidden cost. So, you don't need to pay a penny to anyone for this Scholarship. If you find this scholarship beneficial and believe you can achieve it, please don’t hesitate in contacting us with the relevant details. You must have the following qualities to be qualified for this scholarship: currently enrolled as a student in colleges or universities; passion for writing; the piece of content must be unique and creative; the language must be English; and the words of your content must be able to convince anyone that you are correct. While reading the articles that are submitted, we will take note of several factors including creativity, the value of the provided information and a few other criteria that we will not disclose.

Juego Studio's Student Excellence Scholarship
Two Deadlines: June 30 (Fall 2020) and November 30 (Spring 2020), 2019

Scholarship Information: 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.

Organizational Background: 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. We have worked with ranging startups to some big giants like Disney, WB, Lions-gate, Coca-Cola, PUMA, Johnson & Johnson, Emirates NBD and many more across 20+ countries. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, we have offices across in Miami, USA; London, UK; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and also in Dubai, UAE. We’ve already served 200+ projects across more than 80+ brands, over 20+ countries.

Financial Futures Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2019 (offered each calendar year) 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. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry
  • Must be a U.S. resident
  • Must send in an official transcript
  • Must be a current or future college student (e.g., high school senior)
  • Scholarship must go to tuition purposes (will be paid directly to the university/college)
  • Complete an essay for submission (see essay guidelines below)

Please note the following deadlines for the spring term:

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

Dealsscoop Scholarship Program

Deadline: September 1, 2019. The $500 Dealsscoop scholarship is meant to make education more accessible. It is for any type of student and can be used for any educational venture, including college, online classes, and any approved topic where the student is learning a valuable skill. To be eligible, all entries must be for an intentional educational purpose and the prize money must be used toward an educational venture. The award is to be put toward any form of education and will be transferred by a check made out to the recipient. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2019, and the scholarship will be awarded September 20, 2019. Winners will be notified before the award check is mailed prior to the September 30 date. Go to this link for more information and to apply.

Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women
Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31, June 30, and September 30 every 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.

Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:

  • Award: $1,000

  • Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year

  • Eligibility:

        + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.

        + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

        + Must identify as female.

        + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!



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FREE Youth@Work/SYEP 2018 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 2018 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: 301-546-1580 | Students may participate in SYEP twice, or up to the age of 19. Persons who require accommodations must call 301.546-1580. Second year students are eligible for Career Pathway courses. See website for more information. REGISTRATION FOR JOB READINESS TRAINING IS NOW OPEN. Visit this link to enroll today! Students who register for JCL 525 must also sign-up for Blackboard Training - see website for details.

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).


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Prince George's County Summer Jobs
Check This Out!

Go to this link to find out more about Prince George's County summer jobs.

Prince George's  County Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP)

Go to this link and this link for more information and see the flier below.  

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.

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!