LEONARDTOWN, MD (October 15, 2018) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking organizations that want to create or further develop local youth mentoring programs. 
“Youth mentoring programs help to build resiliency, mental well-being, and important life skills; they can also be a key factor in preventing youth drug use and addiction,” said Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer. “We want to support local faith-based and other community organizations that are currently offering or would like to launch youth mentoring programs.”

An open information session for interested organizations will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Lexington Park Library, located at 21677 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Blvd. in Lexington Park.

Resources and technical assistance with implementing youth mentoring programs are available, as funding allows, to interested organizations. Grant funding to support this initiative was provided by the Rotary Club of Lexington Park.

For more information, please contact the St. Mary’s County Health Department at (301) 475-4342 or at smchd.lbha@maryland.gov.