Thursday, September 18, 2014

Amazing #AmeriCorps

Samantha Trotter, Partner Engagement Specialist and AmeriCorps VISTA member

In Reach celebrated 20 Years of AmeriCorps Service with AmeriCorps Maryland on September 12, 2014. We were pleased to watch as our AmeriCorps VISTA, Samantha Trotter, was sworn-in in Annapolis, Maryland.

In collaboration with the Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST), on September 2, 2014, Samantha officially joined In Reach as our Partner Engagement Specialist. She will be assisting In Reach with building its capacity to reduce challenges of poverty as they directly relate to K-12 education, bridging the gap in services in the Kentland/Palmer Park neighborhoods, one of six Transforming Neighborhood Initiatives in Prince George's County, Maryland, and raising awareness about issues that currently challenge In Reach's mission of preparing students for college work and life.

Samantha is a native of Columbus, Ohio and a recent alumna of Central State University. She graduated with honors earning her Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication. Ms. Trotter has excelled throughout college in many ways including serving a three year consecutive class president and an active member of Student Government Association. Additionally, she has been a member of the United States Army Reserves since 2009. Samantha is honored and humbled to be able to share her assets, learn and grow in this new, rewarding environment.

And we are honored and humbled to have her!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

10 Things Every Young Man Should Know

10 Things Every Young Man Should Know
Do you know a young man who could benefit from learning beneficial skills to make him a more well-rounded individual?

If so, “10 Things Every Young Man Should Know” is the perfect program. This 12-week program for young men ages 14-18 is strategically designed teach them basic life skills as they transition from adolescence into adulthood.
The program will be held on consecutive Tuesdays from September 2, 2014 - November 18, 2014 at Oakcrest Community Center, from 6:30 pm-9 pm.

The cost is $50 for Residents and $60 for Non-Residents.
Topics in the 12-Week Session
Introductory Session
How To Maintain A Car
How To Prepare For The Workforce
How To Stay Healthy
How To Make A Difference
How To Maintain A Positive Identity
How To Have Healthy Relationships
How To Interact With Law Enforcement
How To Handle Finances
How To Cook A Meal
How To Be A Leader
Closing Session

*Attending all 12 sessions is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. Don't miss out on these educational and empowering sessions.
Participation Criteria
All participants must have a M-NCPPC Youth ID. Create your FREE Youth ID at any local M-NCPPC Community Center or online at the PG Parks site.

Register for this program with SMARTlink#: 1555217.
Registration begins Aug 11, 2014.
Read the attached commitment letter, then print it out, once you've successfully registered for the program.
Additional Information

Need more information or seeking financial assistance?

Please contact Natalie Smart at 301-446-3400, or