Youth Empowered Service Clubs (YES)
Project Change facilitates school-based service clubs for middle and high school age youth to enable them to tap into their passions by selecting, designing, and implementing service projects for causes that concern them.
Blake High School
- Club members raised funds for and volunteered at one of the facilities for the Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation. They also collected items such as toiletries and socks for backpacks for the homeless.
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
- Club members held a Gingerbread House-Making Contest before the Holidays to raise money for their sister school in Moldova. They also implemented for their Carnival for Children with Special Needs at Good Counsel from 1-4pm.
Magruder High School
- Club members sponsored a Nonperishable Food Drive before the Holidays for Manna Food Center (largest food bank in Montgomery County). They sold Candy Grams for Valentine’s Day to raise money for Blake’s sister school, Hage Geingob HS, in Namibia.
Sherwood High School
- Club members sponsored a Clothing Drive before the Holidays. This Club will held a Staff-Student Co-ed Basketball Game to raise money for the Ryans Well Foundation to help build wells for clean water in developing countries.
Rosa Parks Middle School
- Before the Holidays, Club members sponsored a collection for Abused/Neglected Animals. A total of $101 was donated to the Montgomery County Humane Society. Club members are preparing to collect items for Project Night Night. Night Night totes will be distributed to children at a local homeless shelter.
William H. Farquhar Middle School
- Club members collected new and gently used coats before the Holidays, which were donated to Interfaith Works. Club members also volunteered at a local senior center.
- Redland Middle School
- Gaithersburg Middle School
Student Leadership Institute for Rising Sixth Through Ninth Graders (SLI)
An interactive, peer mentoring program where younger students have the opportunity to participate in:
- Identifying and planning community service activities
- Personal goal setting and self assessment
- Leadership skills development
Safe Social Activities
Project Change offers safe social activities for youth including its collaboration with the Sandy Spring Museum and the Montgomery County Council Parent-Teacher Associations to offer a monthly Teen Coffee House for high school students.
Team of Stars
A collaborative effort of Project Change and the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County with funding from the Trawick Foundation, Montgomery County Government, Community Foundation of Montgomery County and Macy's; While learning the basics of theater, production and performance, middle school youth tackle important issues such as bullying, peer pressure, prejudice, discrimination, and tolerance. This program culminates with a theater production that encompasses these themes.