So. Md. Com­mu­nity Ad­vo­cates to host Youth Em­pow­er­ment Work­shop

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Ed­u­ca­tion has long played an im­por­tant role in the suc­cess of our county and the United States as a whole. From our grade schools that pre­pare our chil­dren to make their posthigh school mark in the world to the land grant uni­ver­si­ties which spurred much needed in­no­va­tion in agri­cul­ture, our devel­op­ment has long been tied to how we ed­u­cate fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

Though our ed­u­ca­tional sys­tem by and large does a good job con­vey­ing the knowl­edge nec­es­sary to tran­si­tion into adult­hood, there are of­ten gaps in terms of teach­ing our youth how to be best po­si­tioned for life suc­cess. Com­mu­nity out­reach can and should be used to fill that void, and I am thrilled to see that very ac­tiv­ity tak­ing shape.

South­ern Mary­land Com­mu­nity Ad­vo­cates (SMCA) is host­ing its in­au­gu­ral Youth Em­pow­er­ment Work­shop on April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonard­town Road in Wal­dorf. The event is open to mid­dle and high school stu­dents, and par­tic­i­pants will get an op­por­tu­nity to take part in work­shops per­ti­nent to per­sonal devel­op­ment, such as get­ting phys­i­cally fit the right way, handling cy­ber­bul­ly­ing, build­ing a re­sume for col­lege schol­ar­ships, pro­fes­sion­al­ism, pub­lic speak­ing, com­mu­nity ac­tivism, and much much more. I would en­cour­age you to fol­low the Face­book page of South­ern Mary­land Com­mu­nity Ad­vo­cates at SMCAd­vo­cates. Please like our page so that you are kept in­formed of up­dates. Or, send an email to smcad­vo­cates@ out­ to re­ceive in­for­ma­tion on how to reg­is­ter the child(ren) in your life for this event. You can also learn how you can sup­port this event via spon­sor­ship or vol­un­teer­ing. I be­lieve in the say­ing that “It takes a village to raise a child.”

Let’s col­lec­tively work to en­hance what our chil­dren re­ceive in the class­room. Our chil­dren are our fu­ture.

Ayana Moore, White Plains

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