The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved grants for seven youth- and family-based programs.
Washington County Community Partnership for Children and Families recommended the programs to the County Commissioners. The grants went to the following:
· Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County, $8,454 for a technology program at the Pennsylvania Avenue location. The program, Club Tech: Digital Arts Festival, will provide 30 children with 300 hours of technology instruction and practice. It will include photo illustration, music making, movie making, Web design and graphic design during after-school hours.
· Washington County Public Schools, $5,000 for a program for teenage girls. The program, Girl Power II, will allow four to six teenage girls from each of the eight county middle schools - or a maximum of 48 - to participate in a two-day overnight conference at Fairview Outdoor School. The conference will consist of workshops by community agencies whose missions are to build strong, young women. Workshop topics include communication skills, teenage pregnancy prevention, substance abuse and family/relationship violence, among other topics.