Summer Fun in 2021!

  • Summer 2021

    Fun in the pool!

  • Summer 2021

    Our residents enjoyed a tour of the Maryland State House, where we had a surprise visit from Speaker Adrienne Jones!

  • Summer 2021

    Delegate Pat Young meets with TCH’s recent high school graduates.

  • Summer 2021

    Instructors from Culinary Craft Workshop conducted an interactive workshop on career opportunities in food service.

  • Summer 2021

    Learning how to properly chop produce.

  • Summer 2021

    The fruits of their labor!

  • Summer 2021

    The US Coast Guard visited campus to talk about career and educational opportunities.

  • Summer 2021

    Summer Youth Employment Program workforce hard at work! They worked to maintain and improve spaces across TCH’s campus.

  • Summer 2021

    Summer Youth Employment Program member participates in Mock Interviews to learn interviewing etiquette and skills.

  • Summer 2021

    SYEP members learn about personal finance (left) and traffic safety (right).

  • Summer 2021

    Making vision boards that promote positive forward thinking.

  • Summer 2021

    With the help of Mosaic Christian Church, residents enjoyed a bounty of beautiful veggies!

2021 Summer Youth Employment Program

Summer is an exciting time in the life of many teenagers. Summer offers not only an escape from school but also welcomes the possibility of summer employment. Summer employment opportunities can be hard to come by, but in partnership with the Department of Economic and Workforce Development, our residents were able to gain valuable employment experience through a six-week workforce program known as the Summer Youth Employment Program. Youth employees were able to gain employment experience, learn life skills, and even have some FUN.

The Summer Youth Employment program has a great history at The Children’s Home and is anxiously anticipated every year by residents and staff alike. This summer youth were able to participate in a number of exciting trips and workshops like a trip to the Maryland State House in Annapolis and nutritious meal preparation.

Aside from exciting workshops and trips this program offers youth a glimpse at what life beyond residential care looks like, and prepares them for success as they transition beyond our campus. Life skills workshops on healthy relationships, drug education, and self-care allowed youth to learn about topics in small group settings through interactive activities and engaging conversations. Incorporating life skills workshops into the Summer Youth Employment Program created an overall more well-rounded experience for youth employees.

This summer we saw unprecedented success with the Summer Youth Employment Program at The Children’s Home. Of the 20 youth participants, 18 successfully completed the six-week program and several have secured employment elsewhere upon conclusion of the program. The list of adventures and workshops include:

  • Interactive career presentations from the Coast Guard & Army
  • Career presentation from the Maryland Beauty Academy & Baltimore Studio of Hair Design of Cosmetology
  • Career presentation from Culinary Craft Workshop in Catonsville
  • Financial Education Workshop from financial advisor Erika Dorsey
  • Mock interviews
  • Visit to the Maryland State House in Annapolis
  • Visit to Community College of Baltimore County
  • Trip to Cunningham State Park
  • Trip to the Walter’s Art Gallery
  • Trip to Annapolis Mall
  • Progressive meal creation
  • Vision board creation
  • Gardening
  • Power washing
  • Library redesign project
  • Custodial upkeep
  • Clothing & Hygiene room reorganization
  • Interactive workshops on Resume Creation, Healthy Relationships, Drug Education, Self-Care, Nutrition, Sexual Education, and Grocery Shopping.

Programs like this are made possible through the direct support of our community.  Join our team today, and help the kids in our care to SHINE!

Our Community Really SHINES!

  • Spring 2021

    Westside Church of Christ members Barbara & Carol regularly organize their fellow congregants to donate much needed items.  You can barely see them over this cart of men’s clothes, art supplies, books, and holiday decorations.

  • Spring 2021

    Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Electronics Systems Support Detachment Baltimore coordinated the donation of $38,500 in computers and peripherals for TCH residents to use.

  • Spring 2021

    Students from Lighthouse Church youth group organized a food drive and then spent a hard day volunteering to restore our campus trail. 

  • Spring 2021

    Students from Lighthouse Church youth group organized a food drive and then spent a hard day volunteering to restore our campus trail. 

  • Spring 2021

    Buckets of Love continuously supports our kids with good food, activities, and equipment.  On a recent project, VR Cottage residents got to design their own shoes!

  • Spring 2021

    The Les Gemmes, long-time TCH supporters, organized to donate surprises for kids in our Treatment Foster Care program.

  • Spring 2021

    Mosaic Christian Church members volunteered to set up and help maintain our campus vegetable garden.  We plan to use this as an educational tool in our summer program.

  • Spring 2021

    DJ Shay donated her time to spin tunes during Spring Break.  Residents (and staff!) spent the afternoon laughing, dancing, and enjoying the fine weather.

  • Spring 2021

    An anonymous donor surprised our residents with a delicious visit from the Taharka Brothers ice cream truck!

It‘s SPRING! Look who’s blooming!

  • Feb 2021: Black History Month Project

  • Feb 2021: Black History Month Project

  • Feb 2021: Black History Month Project

  • Feb 2021: Black History Month Project

  • Feb 2021: Black History Month Project

  • Feb 2021: Fun at the putt-putt

  • Feb 2021: Laser Tag!

  • Flowers of spring created by the Diagnostic Center residents

  • Feb 2021: CWGC presents funds for new sensory room

  • March 2021: Sensory room needs paint first

  • March 2021: Making progress

  • Feb 2021: Bowling

  • Feb 2021: More bowling!

  • Feb 2021: Testing alternative techniques

  • Feb 2021: Thank you to Lighthouse Church!

  • Feb 2021: Dodgeball on trampolines!

  • Feb 2021: Brief break from the trampoline

  • Roofing repairs on our Diagnostic Center

  • Celebrating Andre Cooper’s (CEO) Birthday

  • World’s Best Boss!

  • Waiting for birthday cupcakes

  • Mr. Cooper celebrating

Other Exciting News

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