Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Department of Community Resources and Services honored individuals and programs that have made a difference in the lives of children at the 19th annual “Celebrating Successes for Children” ceremony held last night. Coordinated by the Department’s Office of Children and Families, the ceremony recognized the contributions and dedication of more than 60 honorees, including child care providers, local businesses, teachers, volunteers, students and coaches.
WGC-Funded Journey Camp for Girls was honored in the Middle and High School Aged Children Category:
Journey, a Leadership Development Program: Journey is a week-long youth leadership development program designed for rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade girls to help foster increased self-esteem and confidence. Founded by the Women’s Giving Circle – a fund of the Community Foundation of Howard County, Journey strives to break down stereotypes that girls face. Each year, 25 promising young women participate in peer-led workshops to develop leadership skills and build self-confidence. A robust scholarship fund ensures participation is not limited to just those who can afford it. Graduates of Journey are equipped with the necessary leadership skills, tools and motivation to help them enhance their schools and communities.
Congratulations to all the honorees recognized at the 19th annual “Celebrating Successes for Children” ceremony!
Photo courtesy of Howard County Government