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Program Description

  Youth Development

Events: The Department of Recreation coordinates special events and other activities, which offer a variety of benefits, including enhancing a sense of community, encouraging family participation, and providing a positive image of the County. These special events offer opportunities for interaction among the various segments of our multi-cultural community and provide a chance to celebrate our rich cultural diversity. Several of the Department's larger events are the Fourth of July Celebrations and Pike's Peek Road Race.
Partnerships: The Department partners with many County and outside agencies and organizations to provide various leisure opportunities for the residents of the County. More formal partnerships and contracts include the Arts and Humanities Council, Public Arts Trust, Black Rock Center for the Arts, and Black Box Theatre in Silver Spring.
Services to Special Populations: The Therapeutic Recreation Team provides accessible leisure, educational, and personal development activities for individuals with disabilities through mainstreaming and adaptive programs. The Department has staff trained to develop and implement accessible leisure, educational, and personal skill development activities for individuals with disabilities through mainstreaming inclusion, community integration, and adaptive programs. The Department offers programs including classes, camps, sports, and activities, which enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and provide support for the families of participants, ages pre-school through adult. The activities available to residents with disabilities through the Department are often the only opportunities these individuals have for leisure activities since community options are limited.

Program Contacts

Contact Traci Anderson of the Department of Recreation at 240.777.6801 or Anita Aryeetey of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2784 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Number of participants registered in youth development programs11,2229,8779,8779,8779,877
Average daily attendance in youth development programs76.20%76.30%76.68%
Percent of youth development program participants who attend 11 or more sessions58.18%54.70%55.00%5260

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved4466594.92
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.9027067110.92
FY21 Recommended9473726115.84