Family, Health

Maryland Department of Health launches Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit, MD Young Minds program

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced the launch of a new Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit and MD Young Minds, two new resources designed to support teens and adolescents who may be struggling with mental health issues. MDH’s Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) developed the new resources to help Maryland youth find mental health support. “Engaging directly with young …


Business, Education, Events, Family

MSDE, MDOT to collect back-to-school supplies for students in need

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Department of Education are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club Maryland Alliance for a statewide Back to School Supply Drive beginning Monday, July 12, and continuing through Friday, July 30, 2021. “As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re looking forward to returning Maryland students to school and back into …


Governor Hogan announces Project Bounce Back, $25 million public-private partnership to support youth recovery from COVID-19 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the launch of Project Bounce Back, a $25 million first-in-the-nation public-private partnership to help Maryland youth recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of initiatives will provide strategic mental health services, expand the footprint of youth development programs, and develop an innovative, data-driven digital solution to build post-COVID resilience among …

U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announces over $9 million in DOJ grants to protect children in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Friday announced awards of $9,380,000 in Department of Justice grants to support mentoring services for youth and to protect children from abuse, exploitation, and threats such as sex trafficking. The awards were made by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office for Victims of Crime, part of the Justice …

Baltimore County Police Department to receive $100,000 state grant

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced $3.4 million in Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (BJAG) awards for local projects that support efforts to reduce crime in Maryland. Half of the funding will be allocated to the Maryland Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, led by the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore, for the expansion of …