Region: Prince George's County
Prince George’s County Region: Overview
Children today face incredible odds.
Reality threatens to rob youth of the childhood they deserve. Some manage to reach adulthood intact and strong. Yet so many struggle and fall between the cracks, never realizing their potential. Youth in the Prince George’s County region face some of the most challenging odds in the United States as it relates to graduation rates, teen pregnancy, crime, obesity, gang activity, etc. To counter these challenges, BGCGW offers holistic programming to give our children and teens the support and guidance they need to succeed.
The Drew Freeman Middle School site is the realization of more than a decade of grass roots support for youth development in the Suitland neighborhood. During that time more than 1,000 youth have been served by an alliance of civic and community partners. With tremendous support from the County Executive’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI), we currently host satellite Clubs at Samuel P. Massie Academy and William Hall Academy, respectively. These school-based programs offer youth development services to more than 450 County youth at the end of each school day. The Drew Freeman Team also provides a summer camp for neighborhood children. Thus we are now able to provide service to grades K through middle school. Our strategic vision for Prince Georges County includes opening enough new sites to provide services for the entire K through 12 educational pipeline within the next three years.