Middle school

Ravens Caw to Action

The Baltimore Ravens and United Way of Central Maryland are hosting community-wide volunteer events during the month of October as part of the 2021 Ravens’ Caw to Action.  

The Ravens would love students at local schools to be a part of these activities by writing letters and drawing pictures for veterans, doctors/nurses, hospital patients, or people who are experiencing homelessness. Students can also write thank you notes to their own teachers!

Discovering Me...Without You Personal Essay Contest fro Girls Ages 14 -17

SOMETIMES PERSONAL OR FAMILY CHALLENGES CAN GIVE US STRENGTH

​Tell us how you have faced the challenge of father absence to achieve self-empowerment.

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER Esther Productions Inc.’s DISCOVERING ME…WITHOUT YOU Personal Essay Contest 

               If you live in the DMV;

             If you are a teen girl between the ages of 14 and 17; and

Free Online Parenting Classes

Join HC DrugFree & the Howard Co State's Attorney's Office for an evidence-based, interactive prevention program to provide families with skills/knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs/alcohol or engage in other dangerous behaviors.

The series of 4 Zoom classes is for parents/guardians of 9-14 year olds. (For slightly younger/older child, register & HC DrugFree will contact you to confirm.) Parent/guardian or child must live in Howard County.

Medication & Sharps Collection (Outdoor - Fun Volunteer Opportunity)

Community Service hours available at FUN outdoor community event.

The next prescription & over-the-counter Medication and Sharps (needles, syringes & EpiPens) collection will be held in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot in Columbia (next to the Swim Center & The UPS Store) on Sat., Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Free! Convenient. Open to the public. Safe distancing. Follow CDC guidelines. Medication is guarded & transported by the Howard County Police & DEA. Youth not allowed near meds/sharps.

Fall Fest

Join us on Saturday, October 30th from 2-6 PM outdoors on Bethany Community Church property for some FREE family fun, carnival games, hayrides, raffles and prizes! Spread the word (not the germs), invite your friends, and get ready for some fun. *Even though this is an outdoor event, masks are recommended.

Mental Health Film Festival - Each and Every Day

The Horizon Foundation and CAPA are jointly hosting the screening of "Each and Every Day" on Monday, 10/18 at 6pm. This documentary explores youth mental health through the eyes of nine participants who have attempted suicide or have struggled with suicidal thoughts. They share not only challenges, but also their recoveries and hard-won wisdom about what made their life worth living. It is followed by a panel discussion with Emily Her, a recent graduate and author who will share her lived experience; Dawn Duignan, LCSW-C and local mental health provider; and Dr.

Girls Basketball Tryouts

FREE EVENT!

Spartan Sports Basketball is holding tryouts for the fall season for girls ages 11-16 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 7-8 pm at Maryland Junior Sports Complex. 

Get yourself into shape and ready to play for your middle or high school team this winter by joining our basketball team!

We will be holding tryouts this Tuesday, September 21st from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Maryland Junior Sports Complex for the upcoming fall season 2021.

Come out & be ready to play! Bring your water, your shoes and your ball.