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Youth and Family Development Programs
About the Programs
Our programs are designed to prevent youth from engaging in delinquent behaviors, specifically drug and alcohol abuse, gang involvement and other criminal activities. If you are a parent, teacher or school counselor and would like to refer a child for any of these programs or for individual counseling, please call 240-314-8310.

The City of Rockville is a certified Youth Services Bureau.

One on One Mentoring
Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship over a period of time between a youth and an older person who provides consistent support, guidance and concrete help. Research has shown that mentors can have a significant positive impact on the life of a young person. Mentoring programs operate at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, Twinbrook Elementary School, Beall Elementary School and Ritchie Park Elementary School. If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete a mentor application. For more information about the program or to submit an application, contact Kate Bouwkamp (240-314-8317).

Our staff is trained and qualified to provide short-term counseling for young people and their families. What you discuss with your counselor remains confidential. We offer formal counseling with a staff member for a specified time period and informal counseling where drop-ins are welcome to talk with a counselor. For more information or to inquire about your child's eligibility, please contact Jim Miller (240-314-8318).

Latino Youth Development ProgramLatino Boys Soccer Program team
The Latino Youth Development Program promotes positive, team-oriented activities and physical exercise for male students in grades 7 through 10. Participants practice and play in a soccer league after school and on weekends. The students also participate in drug/alcohol/tobacco and gang prevention workshops and meet weekly with the program coordinator to discuss their individual academic needs and progress. Opportunities to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours are provided. For more information about the program, please contact Mariella Correal (240-314-8313).

STEP/Teen (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)
Everyone wants to be a better parent. Don't let poor communication with your child result in delinquency, alcohol/drug abuse, poor school performance or other household conflicts. Through this course, our staff helps parents overcome their concerns and create a more positive and rewarding relationship with their child/teen. Workshops are scheduled based on demand. For more information about the program, please call the Community Services Division at 240-314-8310.

To be eligible for the programs listed above, youth must live or attend school in the City of Rockville.

Community Services Division

City Hall
111 Maryland Avenue, 1st floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Ph: 240-314-8310
Fax: 240-314-8309

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.