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Join us and participate in the 2015 Maryland Older Youth Summit

For Maryland's Foster Youth 18-20 Years Old

This 1-day conference will expose youth to a variety of workshops and vendors who will ensure youth are connected to valuable resources they can utilize during their transition out of care.

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Where is the Maryland Older Youth Summit?

Location: Six Flags of America, 3710 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Date: August 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The 2015 Maryland Older Youth Summit Poster is right here!

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2015 Teen Conference photos

  The 21st Annual Teen Conference took place June 24-25, 2015 at the extraordinary campus of Towson University in Baltimore Maryland. The conference consisted of team building exercises; youth learned the importance of team work and how to apply what they learned in their everyday life. Youth also had the opportunity to learn about the MYLIFE State Youth Advisory Board, what they do and what they stand for. Youth participants also had the chance to ask questions and suggest ideas to the SYAB.  Special shout out to the SYAB for planning a wonderful conference. During free time youth were either having a blast on the dance floor teaching ILC’s how to “Nae Nae” or they were in the gym in a competitive game of basketball or just hanging around in oh so stylish “Paws Lounge.” On day two workshops were available for youth to keen in and intake valuable information such as “Conquering Empires”, having “Effective Communication” to become better leaders, and learning how to accept “LGBTQ” people. It sounds like the foster youth in Maryland had an ultimate experience of being a leader, living on a college campus, and networking with other youth throughout the state, next year will have some tough competition on topping this year’s teen conference. Youth Participants got excited and hype by the phenomenal hosts  Antonio M., and Tyler L.  Youth were engaged throughout the conference with breakout session, activities, motivational speech by Mr. Michael Sanders, food and music/dance.  Take a look at the 2015 Official 21st Annual Teen Conference Program  to find out more about what happened at the Teen Conference.

DHR’s 21st Annual Teen Conference

Join us to participate in the Maryland DHR's 21st Annual Teen Conference for fun, entertainment by DJ Chi-Rizzo, food, sporting activities, and the opportunity to meet your representatives of the MYLIFE State Youth Advisory Board. Be inspired by keynote speaker, Mr. Michael Sanders, and other engaging professional speakers.

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Where is the 21st Annual Teen Conference?

Location: Towson University
Check-in at: Glen Complex: University Towers Building A Cross Campus Drive Towson, Md 21252
Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. to Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

The flyer for the 21st Annual Teen Conference is right here!

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Maryland Older Youth Summit – 2015


Why Should I go to the Maryland Older Youth Summit?

Because it will be fun! Join us for open dialogue, workshops, and discussions related to transitioning out of foster care.  Hear from successful foster care alumni and a key note speaker. There will be featured vendors from community-based programs, employers, door prizes, and give-away items. Register Below

Where is the Summit?

Delta Community Center 2501 Springhill Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215 April 1, 2015 11am-4pm Register Below

The flyer for the summit is right here!

Maryland Older Youth Summit Flyer

Don't forget to register!!!

Maryland Older Youth Summit Registration Packet Click here to Register.

Annual MYLIFE State Youth Advisory Board Holiday Celebration

DHR hosted the annual State Youth Advisory Board Holiday Celebration on December 17th to celebrate the accomplishments of the board over the last year. Secretary Ted Dallas, Deputy Secretary Carnitra White and Deborah Ramelmeier, Executive Director of the Social Services Administration, presented the Board's Chair DiJohn Thomas and Co-Chair Antonio Morrell with awards to honor their service as well as recognizing long term members Casey Horner and TK Moore. The Board is currently recruiting new members for 2015. For additional information please contact Carlton Fonville.

Photos from event

Maryland Youth Attend the Improving Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care Event at the White House

On December 8, 2014 Eighteen Maryland youth involved in the Maryland foster care were invited to attend the ” Improving Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care Event,” at the White House. This special event was hosted by the White House Administration in conjunction with the Children’s Bureau.  Vice President Joe Bidden provided opening remarks highlighting new steps that the Administration and its partners are taking to support foster youth across the nation and it's commitment to improving the lives of youth in and aging out of foster care. In addition to the Vice President’s remarks the White House partnered with Sony Pictures to feature a special screening of the new movie, “Annie.” Foster youth also had the opportunity to meet and hear from the cast of Annie, which included special appearances by Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, and Rose Byrne.

Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Employment Development Announces BioTech Training Opportunity

Hope Forward, Inc.
Hope Forward, Inc. Announcement

Lab Associates

                   Free Training at BTI

Learn more!

February 27, 2015



BioSTART to Laboratory Associates Program

Laboratory Associates is lab-based training with a paid internship. BioSTART prepares trainees for Lab Associates

  • Training lasts 18-22 weeks (BioSTART: 6 weeks; Laboratory Associates: 12-16 weeks including internship)
  • 20 hours per week - Monday through Friday
  • Includes Lab bench skills, proper documentation, understanding lab processes and equipment. Participants are also introduced to the various types of positions within lab-based professions.
  • Case Management services are provided
Candidates must be motivated to complete the training and pursue a career in bioscience.   Are you a Baltimore City resident interested in a career in science?   Do you have your high school diploma or GED?   Are you drug-free?   Is your background record clear of recent criminal charges (drugs or violence?)  
You're invited to join us for an information session to learn more about exciting careers in health/science occupations with good wages and career advancement!  A math & reading placement test will be given if you are ready to move  on to the next step!

CALL  410-396-9030  TO REGISTER

Date: February 27, 2015




Mayor's Office of Employment Development

Eastside Career Center

3001 E. Madison Street

Baltimore, MD. 21205

Maryland Older Youth Summit


Why Should I go to the Maryland Older Youth Summit?

Because it will be fun! Join us for dance, music, a BBQ, and many sporting activities such as basketball, volleyball, 3-legged races, relay races and fun with water balloons). We will also feature vendors from community-based programs, door prizes, and bags.    

Where is the Summit?

Druid Hill Park August 15, 2013 (Rain Date August 20, 2014) 2600 Madison Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217 12pm - 5pm    

The flyer for the summit is right here!

Maryland Older Youth Summit Flyer

Don't forget to register!!!