All youth between the ages 5-18 can request a youth sponsor before, during or after their move to the Fort Meade area.
A youth sponsor can provide you with information about schools, shopping, and culture or maybe become your new friend! Youth sponsorship is coordinated by the Youth Program and will match sponsors to new youths according to gender, age/grade, interests/hobbies, and school attending.
Why request a youth sponsor?
Moving to a completely new location is sometimes scary, exciting, but always new and different.
It always helps when you have someone that can show you around and tell you about your school or program, the community, and places to see and shop, and introduce you to new friends.
The Youth Sponsorship Program can help your transition to a new place easier no matter if it is a school, sports or Family Child Care home.
Why become a youth sponsor/buddy?
Everyone is encouraged to become a youth sponsor! If you like to help and meet new friends, then being a Sponsor is the right thing to do.
As a youth sponsor, you get to identify, meet and help incoming teens and youth. You provide them with friendship, a warm welcome, information, and possibly a tour of the community/program.
This is a great leadership role, and the time spent volunteering as a youth sponsor will be added to your time as a youth volunteer on post or at school!
For more information, call 301-677-1437/2627.
You may also download the following forms and return it to Youth Center Bldg 909 on Ernie Pyle Street.