Greenbelt CARES Youth and Family Services Bureau offers a Free Babysitting Course for area youth.
The course targets students completing grades 5-8. Students will learn responsibility and health and safety issues of taking care of children, as well as learning about poison control and fire prevention. Students who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to participate in Greenbelt CARES’ ODD JOBS/JOB BANK program.
Class: JANUARY 6, 2020 - MARCH 25, 2020
SPRINGHILL LAKE RECREATION CENTER:
Classes will be on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at 6101 Cherrywood Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770.
Registration classes are offered in the spring and fall, call CARES for current class information.
This class will meet every Monday and Wednesday. This class will review basic math and English skills, critical thinking and analytical skills in social studies, science, and computer skills based on student needs and assessment.
INFO FOR ALL STUDENTS
Students should bring pencil, pen, and a notebook. Students must be at least 16 years of age and have withdrawn from school in order to take the GED course.
Students are required to show proof of residency (i.e. current lease, phone or electric bill, driver's license or Motor Vehicle I.D. card).
Students are required to purchase a copy of the GED textbook, calculator and test-taking materials for $45 (purchased from Greenbelt CARES). There is no registration fee for GREENBELT RESIDENTS. Non-Greenbelt residents are required to pay a $175 registration fee.
Questions should be directed to Judye Hering, Vocational/Educational Counselor, GED course instructor, 301-345-6660, ext. 2016, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call the CARES office for class information at 301-345-6660.
The CARES Job Bank is a listing of community odd jobs, such as babysitting, yard work, dog walking, etc. Job Bank members are young persons (12-18 years) who want to be hired for odd job employment. Youth who want to be a member should call the CARES office at 301-345-6660.
Persons wanting to hire a Job Bank youth can telephone CARES for names of Job Bank members. All arrangements are then made between the employer and the Job Bank member, such as job tasks, transportation, and rate of pay.
For additional information, contact CARES at 301-345-6660.
Discussion groups are offered at area public schools during the school year by CARES staff. Students are recommended to the groups by school guidance counselors.
The groups offer students an opportunity to acquire such skills as problem solving, coping mechanisms, decision making, etc. under the supervision and guidance of a family therapist. Parents and students are encouraged to contact their school guidance counselor for additional information
Saturday Morning Drop-in Tutoring Program
Students in grades 1 - 12 and those preparing for the GED exam may receive Free tutoring services on Saturday mornings. Volunteer tutors assist the students in a variety of academic subjects, such as, language arts, mathematics, history, social studies, and political science.
- Where: Springhill Lake Recreation Center Clubhouse,
6101 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770
- Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- When: Saturday Mornings
- Students should bring: School work, homework and textbooks
Afterschool Homework Help Club and Tutoring Program
Students attending Springhill Lake Elementary are invited to attend the Homework Help Club.
- Where: Springhill Lake Recreation Center Clubhouse, 6101 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770
- Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- When: Tuesdays and Thursdays (ongoing throughout the school year)
- Students should bring: Homework, School Work and Questions
Interested youths are matched with community volunteers who assist with academic work and help motivate the student. Both group and individual sessions are available. Sessions are conducted exclusively in public places such as local libraries.
Volunteer tutors are recruited from Greenbelt and surrounding communities as well as the University of Maryland. Tutor training workshops are conducted throughout the year.
For more information, contact CARES at 301-345-6660.
The Youth Advocacy Program is a community-based counseling program designed to address any unresolved needs of any youth and family, who resides in the City of Greenbelt. The program’s aim is to educate, advocate, and support the lives of these individuals through family, group, and individual counseling, with the goal of helping them to become productive, positive, and contributing members of the community.
- Who: Children/Teens, ages 5-18
- When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
- Where: Springhill Lake Recreation Center - Clubhouse
- Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Anger Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Skills
- Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness
- Life and Social Skills
- Teen Job Readiness
- School Survival/Success
Please call 301-345-6660 to find out when the next session will be held.