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Our Goals

Montgomery County Recreation's Youth Development Team is generating an enhanced and vibrant approach to service delivery that reaches out to all young people. We use recreation to ensure young people are productive, healthy, and connected during out-of-school time. Our positive youth development strategies include opportunities, programs, and services which emphasize health & wellness, youth leadership & social equity, workforce development, and connection to caring adult role models. The Recreation Department is built on a foundation for serving youth, and we are committed to building on this tradition.

It is our aim to ensure the Recreation Department is a place where young people:

  • Make friends and maintain relationships
  • Gain a sense of Independence and rely less on adults
  • Build teamwork skills and become more effective in groups
  • Foster attributes important to being a members of family & community
  • Perceive competence and believe they can be successful
  • Acquire an interest in exploration and are eager to learn new things
  • Develop a sense of responsibility and learn to be accountable
  • Enhance their affinity for nature and attraction toward the outdoors
  • Grow confidence and try to solve problems on their own
  • Establish a connection and feel safe & welcomed in their environment

 

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Our Team

The Youth Development Team within the Department of Recreation has a generated an enhanced and vibrant approach to service delivery that enables the mobilization of resources, thus casting a wider net and growing the number of young people who are productive, healthy, and connected.

The Youth Development Team uses recreation as a means to improve outcomes and increase Developmental Assets for all young people. Positive youth development strategies include supports, opportunities, and services which emphasize health & wellness, youth leadership & social equity, connection to community, and connection to caring adult role models.

Team Members
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Youth Development Manager
What I like about my job:
We make life better for the citizens of Montgomery County and we use recreation as a way to ensure young people are healthy, connected, and productive.
Hobbies:
I am a sports fanatic with particular interests in boating, fishing, soccer, softball, basketball, and golf. I enjoy trips to the beach, summertime cookouts, and occasionally hitting the slopes on the snowboard in the winter.
My Theme Song:
“I Believe” by SOJA
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Recreation Supervisor
What I like about my job:
I love having the opportunity to have an impact on young peoples' lives - whether they are participating in one of our programs or working for the Recreation Department.
Hobbies:
needlepoint, reading
My Theme Song:
"Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
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Recreation Supervisor
What I like about my job:
I enjoy working with youth; helping them to develop into young women and men; hoping that what you pass on to them, they will one day pass on to someone else.
 
Hobbies:
Reading, Shopping, Time with Family
 
My Theme Song:
“Seasons of Love” from the Movie Rent
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like programming and allowing the youth to have a voice in the process. Their opinions really help me to create programs that they will enjoy and benefit from. Listening to the children talk about their role in the program they participate in is "priceless."
Hobbies:
Thrift shopping, baking and gardening
My Theme Song:
"Conqueror" by Estelle
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like being able to create and advocate positive change for our youth. There is nothing better than positively impacting the lives of our youth and providing them an outlet from the rest of the world.
Hobbies:
Attending Redskins games, playing Fantasy Football, playing and coaching soccer, traveling and attending movie screenings.
My Theme Song:
""Don't Stop Believing" " by Journey
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I love that I have the ability to work with teens in a capacity that allows me to earn their friendship and trust. By earning their respect I am able to have positive conversations that allow for me to understand them on a personal dedicated level.
Hobbies:
I like playing sports of all kinds, being and nature and binge watching TV series when give the time.
My Theme Song:
"U.N.I.T.Y." by Queen Latifah
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I love being part of a team making a difference for all of the youth in Montgomery County.
Hobbies:
playing and coaching sports
My Theme Song:
“Running Down a Dream” by Tom Petty
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I enjoy working with the youth in the community and making a impact in their lives. Providing them with activities and programs that can shape them into our future leaders, as well as providing them the chance to participate in activities they may not have the chance to normally.
Hobbies: Soccer
My Theme Song:
“Don't Stop Believing” by Journey
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job: Inspiring smiles and making a positive difference in young lives on a daily basis!
Hobbies:
Making Cakepops, Enjoying the company of family, friends and my boxer puppy Duke!
My Theme Song:
"Just Keep Swimming" by Dory of Finding Nemo!
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like being able to provide quality programs for the youth, see students become successful, and being a mentor to young people.
Hobbies:
shopping, bowling, reading, listening to music
My Theme Song:
“Independent Women” by Destiny's Child
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I love working with youth and helping them pursue their career dreams and realize their potential.
Hobbies:
running, cycling, hiking, camping, learning new things
My Theme Song:
“Where we Belong” by Thriving Ivory
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like the opportunity to empower young people to reach their full potential.
Hobbies:
I love to BBQ, travel, read and hang with friends and family.
My Theme Song:
“The Man” by Aloe Blacc
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like my job because every day I have the opportunity to impact in a positive way the lives of many students participating in our programs.
Hobbies:
surfing, playing video games, reading and listening to music
My Theme Song:
“De todo el mundo” by Enrique Bunbury
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like being able to inspire students in the way I was inspired when I was younger.
Hobbies:
traveling, being active, cooking and baking
My Theme Song:
“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga
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Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I enjoy the stories that we create alongside a diverse group of young people with unique programming. We do fun things with fun people for a good cause.
Hobbies:
Anything outdoors, basketball, video games, reading, travel
My Theme Song:
“Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show