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Community Impact

Community Advocacy

Youth leadership and community service outreach ETHM work creates many platforms for PTYC and PTCS Wellness Ambassadors to advocate for education equity, health, safety, and morality in various communities throughout Prince George’s County. Our ETHM students feel deeply about their voices being heard as they bring attention to issues that impact their lives and the lives of others negatively. Annually, students earn service learning hours for partnering with community, county, state officials, and PGC residents to address social and human justice issues such as health and safety conditions in our urban schools, environmental health issues that address rain water runoff problems and solutions, and helping county residents to understand the importance of participating in Prince George’s County’s 2020 Census Program.

(l-r) PTYC Student leaders and parent with Mayor Tracy Gant at the Town of Edmonston Hand Across the Trails Unity Rally;

PTYC AND PTCS students supporting the MD Legislative District Fest with PGC County Executive, 47th District Senator and Delegates, and PGC County Council Members; PTYC Vice President and PGC Council Member Mel Franklin at the Character and Leadership Development Workshop on Robert’s Rules of Order.

Environmental Health Storm Water Management Projects

PTYC and PTCS Wellness Ambassadors work hard build, sustaining, uniting, healing, and impacting communities as they educate local and County residents to prevent and stop storm water from disrupting their lives in and around their private residence. Bringing solutions to this problem is very satisfying to our Wellness Ambassadors, who are encouraging residents by educating residents about the County’s Rain Check Rebate Program. They are distributing education materials that informs residents and business owners about the program, its benefits, SW projects that qualify for rebates, and how to apply for the County’s Rain Check Rebate Program through the county from the state.

(l-r) PTYC and PTCS students and parents assisting in the beautification of their local Port Towns communities; Summer interns, parents, and ETHM staff engaging in an educational stormwater management workshop presented by an environmental specialist of Anacostia Watershed Society, a long term partner; PTCS students helping to maintain one of two community gardens in the town of Colmar Manor.

Nutrition and Fitness

Health and Wellness education has a positive impact on students’ academic success. ETHM’s Pathways to Career Success (PTCS) / Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Program (WALP) students enter this program’s FIT 4 Success Health & Wellness component upon entering the 9th grade. This curriculum educates students about the importance of knowing their BMI and to create a health plan for optimum health. Each event and activity begins with a fitness routine in preparation for a rigorous monthly Port Towns Youth Council Leadership & Character Development workshops, Job Skills Workshops, and new 9th grade program participants’ orientation workshops. Students attend these sessions with their parents and the Wellness Ambassador Leadership Team leads our nutrition and fitness experiences and then teach others how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

(l-r) Wellness Ambassadors student leaders beginning a Job-For-Youth Job Skills Workshop with a fitness exercise engaging students, parents, staff, and guests at the beginning of the workshop; PTCS students pulling fresh produce from a local community garden, providing hands-on experience on farm to table eating; PTYC Leadership Team engaging in aerobics during their summer leadership training.

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Our Partners & Stakeholders

Partners are important to ETHM operations and program implementation. Business partners mentor summer interns through job placements that enable students to make informed career choices. Parents partner with their children in community activities and serves as activity chaperones.

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