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Program Description

  Youth Development

In support of the County Executive's Thriving Youth and Families priority, Montgomery County Department of Recreation's Youth Development Team is generating an enhanced and vibrant approach to service delivery, which focuses on equity, reaching out to all young people while targeting vulnerable youth. Program staff work to change the landscape of communities by tackling pressing and diverse issues, reducing barriers to participation, and improving access to high quality out-of-school time opportunities through programs such as RecZone, Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) for Elementary and Middle Schools, RecXtra, and TeenWorks.

The Youth Development Team uses recreation to ensure young people are healthy, connected, and productive during out-of-school time. The positive youth development strategies work to meet youth where they are and include opportunities, programs, and services which emphasize active and healthy living, youth leadership and social equity, engagement in learning, workforce readiness, and connection to caring adult role models. Programs take place in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, recreation centers, public spaces, and neighborhoods across the County.

Program Contacts

Contact Ginny Horvath of the Department of Recreation at 240.777.6842 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Percentage of youth registered in positive youth development programs who report program participation benefits98.7%98%98%98%98%

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved710780797.84
Enhance: Expand the Excel Beyond the Bell for Elementary School Program to Four Additional Elementary Schools76978216.78
Increase Cost: Annualization of Operating Expenses for Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School Program Expansion for Gaithersburg and Oakview Elementary Schools From Half a Year to a Full Year1961000.00
Enhance: Expand the RecXtra Program to Three Additional Middle Schools1572112.00
Decrease Cost: Collaboration Council Contract-248800.00
Reduce: Single Youth Events While Maintaining More Impactful Ongoing Programming-57495-0.78
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2753960.00
FY20 Approved8423921115.84