In 2013, the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC), partnered with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide services to out-of-school youth through the Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC). Funded by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. MCCC uses a comprehensive approach to working with youth 17-24 years of age. Participants are provided with opportunities to earn their GED and gain hands-on experience while completing projects in regional parks designed around conservation principles.
MCCC aligns with MMYC’s workforce programs and provides services in four areas: academic enrichment, job readiness, family support and at-risk behavior reduction.
Corps members attend GED classes three days per week and conduct work in the county and state parks two days per week.
- One-on-one tutoring and career development sessions
- Group life skills and job readiness training workshops
- Weekly project planning and safety workshops
- Presentations by field experts on topics such as environmentalism and entrepreneurship
Conservation Corps members are exposed to diverse skill-building workshops and activities including
- Goal setting
- Life skills
- Time management
- Conflict resolution
- Resume and cover letter writing
- Interviewing skills
Montgomery County, 8700 Georgia Avenue, Suite 500, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
For eligibility requirements and to learn more, contact Faith McNeill, Case Manager, email@example.com or (301) 495-0441 ext. 240.