Montgomery Recreation Department Receives NACo Achievement Award for “Teen Works” Program

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The National Association of Counties (NACo) has awarded Montgomery County’s Recreation Department with an achievement award for the Department’s “Teen Works” program.  From a December 9 Montgomery County press release:

Montgomery County’s Recreation Department received a 2014 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for its Teen Works program.

Teen Works is a comprehensive youth development work program for County high school students. The program addresses the challenges faced by youth to find meaningful employment and provides opportunities for teens to develop work experience and participate in leadership training in areas such as financial literacy, job etiquette, teamwork and communication.

“Montgomery County Recreation is very proud to receive a NACo Achievement Award for our Teen Works program,” said Recreation Department Director Gabe Albornoz. “Teen Works exemplifies Montgomery County’s commitment to expand pathways for youth to achieve their full potential.”

As part of the County Executive’s Positive Youth Development Initiative, the Recreation Department works closely with other County agencies, including Health and Human Services, Police, Public Libraries, Technology Services, Housing and Community Affairs, Environmental Protection, the Office of the State’s Attorney and the Board of Elections.

For more information about Montgomery County Recreation’s youth development programs, call 240-777-8080