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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 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 Budget Changes

FY21 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved8423921115.84
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-8423921-115.84
FY21 Recommended00.00