Bowie Disconnected Youth Program (Prince George's County FY20 and Beyond) Annual

Story Behind the Curve

FY 21- HFY1

YSB- Bowie Disconnected Youth Program

The YSB- Bowie Disconnected Program served 88 youths (110%), which reflects eight more than the target number of youths to be served for FY21. The education attainment program explored issues that were keeping participants offline. The instructor discusses the pros and cons of continuous absences from classes and provide additional services to youths, such as; support groups, counseling, mentoring and individual problem solving to those who are struggling the most.

The Bowie Disconnected Youth Program also offers:

 Life Skills Groups:  Mondays - 6:30 pm - 7: 30 pm / 4 to 8 weeks program
Additional Services: job fair, counseling, parenting and other groups, resume-writing and interview workshops

Program Summary

The Bowie Youth & Family Services (BYFS) will provide the following services to disconnected youth:

  • Job-readiness and employment assistance: 
  • Mentoring:
  • An annual job/vocational education fair: Skill-building groups: 
  • Group goals include teaching the following soft skills: Botvin’s LifeSkills Training:
Target Population

Youth 16 – 24 yrs. old disconnected from education and residing in the following zip codes in northern county: 20703, 20782, 20710 and 20781, and Tall Oaks Alternative High School

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