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FCWS Youth Programs

Annual Transition Fair

The Transition Fair is a collaboration between Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick County Workforce Services, Frederick Community College, The Division of Rehabilitative Services, The Arc, and Service Coordination. The fair provides 10th grade Frederick County high school students who are either in Special Education or who have a Section 504 Plan the opportunity to gather information about resources and services available in the community, whether students choose to pursue post-secondary education or enter the workforce. Presentations have included information about employer expectations, the paperwork process, college expectations and services, certification and training programs, and employment options. For more information, students should speak to the Special Education Department at their respective high school.

Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Program

Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation (JHUEI) Program is a college-level engineering course conducted by Johns Hopkins University that is offered to Frederick County high school students in an intensive five-week summer program. This program not only develops science, technology, engineering, and math skills (STEM), but also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and leadership development. This initiative is an ongoing collaboration between Frederick County Public Schools, Johns Hopkins University, and the Frederick County Workforce Development Board. Grants may be available to off-set the cost of tuition. For more information, please visit their website: http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu/

 Frederick County Summer Jobs Program

The Frederick County Summer Jobs Program provides valuable and meaningful summer employment opportunities for Frederick County residents between the ages of 14-21 and who possess a barrier to employment, such as a disability or lower income status. Job titles range from Landscape Design Assistant to Childcare/Camp Counselors to Supply Chain Management Assistants. For more information, please view our 2016 Summer Jobs Program web page.

 Overcoming Barriers Scholarship Program

Founded by the Frederick County Workforce Development Board, this fund awards one-year scholarships to Frederick County residents between the ages of 17 and 21 who can demonstrate that they have encountered a barrier in their educational path. A financial barrier in and of itself is not considered a barrier for the purpose of this scholarship. Preference will be given to those applicants planning to pursue a major in either Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM career field) beyond high school; however, this is not a requirement to apply. Students enrolling in post-secondary education, including trade and vocational schools, are encouraged to apply.

Questions regarding the “Overcoming Barriers” scholarship criterion may be directed to Brooke Sims at 301.600.2760.

Family Partnership of Frederick County

Family Partnership is a family support center providing educational and employment-related programs in collaboration with FCWS, for youth between the ages of 14 and 21.