News and Events
MMYC Opportunities- Free FAFSA Workshop and More!
MMYC - Silver
Spring office will be hosting a FAFSA workshop for students to learn about
FAFSA and actually complete the FAFSA application online! The workshop will be
hosted at our MMYC - Silver Spring office location (8700 Georgia Ave suite 500,
Silver Spring, MD 20910) on Thursday, February 26th starting at 2:30 PM. Food
will be provided and spaces are limited, so we are asking that any students
interested in attending contact me as soon as possible to RSVP! (Staff and/or
students can fill out the attached referral intake form and fax to:
301-585-0115 or email to: email@example.com).
Note: Due to schedule conflicts, if
students are still interested in attending but would have to arrive late due to
the time they are dismissed from school, this is perfectly fine. I will be
conducting the workshop and will be able to accommodate them accordingly.
This is also a
wonderful opportunity for students to enroll in any programming that we have to
Microsoft Office Certification: Youth can participate in workshops designed to teach
students to be proficient in operating Microsoft Office products. Stipends of
$200 are provided to youth who pass the certification exam. Available to
in-school and out-of-school students.
Paid Internships: MMYC hosts a summer internship serving
between 50-100 youth. Placements are determined based on youth career interest.
Internships may occur and are offered as they become available year round.
Stipends are provided to youth who participate. Available to in-school and
out-of-school students. Must contact Outreach and Retention Specialist as
soon as possible if interested.
Post-Secondary Exploration Workshops: Workshops are catered to students seeking career
guidance/counseling to a post-secondary education (FAFSA, scholarships, college
enrollment). Available to in-school and out-of-school students.
GED Program: We offer GED classes to students ages
16 - 21 who are residents of Montgomery County. Classes are Monday through
Thursday. Our next cohort starts January 12th. Students must complete
enrollment process before this date in order to be part of the next cohort.
Conservation Corps: Youth gain hands on experience
working in County and State parks while studying to attain their GED. Five
month program also includes job readiness training, life skills, and
case management support.
STRIDES: A program offered exclusively at
our Germantown office; this program provides students with job readiness skills
and college readiness skills as well. Services include assistance with
financial aid, assistance with college applications, college tours, job
readiness and professionalism training, etc. [Flier attached] (Note:
Students interested in this program and/or students who reside closer to our
Germantown location (12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown MD
20874) can fill out the attached referral intake form and fax
to: 240-777-2070 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have attached
a flier for the event next week as well as a one-pager about programming that
we offer in Montgomery County and a checklist of documents that we collect for
enrollment into our programs. Although we do require certain documents for
funding purposes, all of our services are absolutely FREE for
all of our clients and families.
In addition, the
Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers will be hosting our annual Let's Get
It Started! Youth Job Fair on March 21st! This year, the event will be
held at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 11 AM to 2 PM. (Flier attached;
please also feel free to visit the Let's Get It Started Youth Job Fair event on
Not only is this
a great opportunity for youth ages 16 - 21 who are seeking employment, but in
addition, the first 50 youth to pre-register online will be invited to exclusive Job
Readiness workshops that Silver Spring office staff will be facilitating in
order to give a more focused preparation to some of the youth.
If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me; I can be reached
via email or at 301-495-0441 ext 224.
Additional Opportunities and Important Forms