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Frederick County Youth Council

About the Youth Council

The Frederick County Youth Council, a mandated subset of the Frederick County Workforce Development Board, is a membership of professionals representing both public and private sector industries whose focus is to develop programs, oversee services, and guide policies regarding workforce development for youth being served through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant as well as other youth in the community.

The Youth Council members are actively engaged to ensure that the WIA youth and other youth in the community are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace. Programs, workshops, and internship opportunities are developed and facilitated in order for these youth to gain knowledge and education in the field of workforce development.

Members of the Youth Council include those with a special interest or expertise in youth policy. For more information, please contact Brooke Sims: or 301.600.2760.

Youth Council Community Partners

Acting Chair:

Brooke Sims, Frederick County Workforce Services


Ann Ryan, Frederick City Housing Authority, Project Alive

Crystal Snyder, Fort Detrick Child, Youth, & School Services

Christal Hanson, Frederick County Office of Children & Families

James Dugue, Family Partnership of Frederick County

Jason Lee, Top Quality Janitorial Services (Workforce Development Board member)

Karen Younkins, Division of Rehabilitative Services

Kelly Presnell, YMCA of Frederick County

Kim Duncan, Frederick Community College

Leroy Ambush, State’s Attorney’s Office

Nichol Dailey, Boys & Girls Club

Patie Elsberry, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley

Penny Jurachak, Frederick County Public Schools Success Program

Rhonda Jackson, Parent Representative

Shelly Toms, Family Partnership of Frederick County