Youth Development

Youth Development

What is Youth Development?

Youth Development falls under the responsibilities of Secondary Education, specifically under the Supervisor of College and Career Readiness.  Youth development is a philosophy and approach of working with youth that recognizes that: there are multiple domains of development that are all interconnected; all young people have strengths and abilities; and they are active agents in their own growth and development process. 

Vision

All Maryland youth will become positive, productive citizens engaged in their community.

Mission

Provide resources and technical assistance to local school systems, communities (including non-profit and faith-based organizations), and students to promote academic achievement, facilitate the engagement of school-aged learners in programs and activities that develop character, civic responsibility, independence, and productivity. Youth Development facilitates the growth of school-aged learners into active, caring citizens with the will and capacity to contribute positively to their local and global communities.

MSDE Contact Information

Vanessa Diggs, Director
Youth Development Branch
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0653

CHARACTER EDUCATION OFFICE
Paula R. McCoach, Specialist (410) 767-0047; e-mail: pmccoach@msde.state.md.us

STUDENT LEADERSHIP & OUTREACH
Lance Ledebur, Specialist (410) 767-0957; e-mail: lledebur@msde.state.md.us

STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING
Julie K. Ayers, Specialist (410) 767-0357; e-mail: jayers@msde.state.md.us
web: www.marylandpublicschools.org/msde/programs/servicelearning/

21st-CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS
Kelly M. Rudd, After-School Programs Coordinator (410) 767-0561; e-mail: krudd@msde.state.md.us

Student Leaders from GCPS and ACPS Attend MLW Workshops at FSU

High school students from Allegany and Garrett Public Schools joined together for a day-long Maryland Leadership Workshop (MLW) conference on January 4, 2017. .

Feb 17, 2017 at 10:48am, Youth Development

GCPS and ACPS Students Team up to Attend Legislative Session

Garrett County Public School students recently attended a Maryland Association of Student Councils Legislative Session in Montgomery County.

Feb 14, 2017 at 6:59pm, Youth Development

Students Attend NASC LEAD Convention in VA

Garrett County student leaders participated in the largest regional NASC DC LEAD event in Crystal City, February 3 - 5, 2017. .

Feb 13, 2017 at 6:34pm, Youth Development