A STEERING COMMITTEE CAMPAIGNING FOR A COMMUNITY/YOUTH
CENTER IN LEXINGTON PARK, IS NOW LAUNCHING A SUMMER PROJECT,
“COMMUNITY YOUTH MAPPING,” TO INVENTORY LOCAL RESOURCES FOR
YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES AND INFORM PLANNING FOR A
LEXINGTON PARK, MD (May 10) – This summer, approximately 25 young people
ages 15-20 will be conducting a block-by-block inventory of resources in the Lexington
Park/Great Mills/Park Hall/California area. For six weeks, the young people will comb
the community, surveying the public in commercial areas, and interviewing
representatives of agencies and local businesses. Their objective is to collect detailed
information about the nature of places, people and activities of relevance to young
people, their families and the community.
The Community Youth Mapping project has been identified and organized by the
Steering Committee of a Campaign for a Community/Youth Center, with representation
drawn from various community organizations that share a common concern for young
people and for the health and vitality of the Lexington Park area. These include, but are
not limited to: the St. Mary’s County NAACP, Walden Sierra, the St. Mary’s County
Public Library, Bright Futures Enlightenment, Basketball4LYFE, Community Mediation
of St. Mary’s County, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the St. Mary’s County Community
Development Corporation, and Tri-County Youth Services Bureau. Expert guidance is
being provided by Block-by-Block Consulting, formerly the AED/Center for Youth
Development and Policy Research.
The Youth Mappers will enter the collected information into a database on a daily basis.
By the end of the summer, our community will have information with which to discuss
needs and gaps, opportunities for additional activities, and first steps toward establishing
a Community Center with a strong focus on young people. The data will also result in a
smartphone App with which young people, their parents, mentors, educators and the
broader community can identify activities according to interest or date and time.
Recruitment of Youth Mappers, three Field Supervisors and a Project Coordinator begins
the week of May 8. Mappers’ applications are due by May 24th; others on May 30th.
Interested parties may email a copy of their resume, or a letter of interest to
, or access an application at www.tcysb.org, or fax to (301) 645-9169.
For More Information, please contact:
Marcia Greenberg, Subcommittee Chair for Community Youth Mapping
The Steering Committee for a Community/Youth Center in Lexington Park
; 301-862-2930, or
Laurel James, Executive Director,
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau