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Michael Vyskocil

Helping Children in the Aftermath of Violence

The rioting at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, shook us all to the core. While we continue to grapple with our own feelings of anger, anxiety and sadness, we also need to continue our focus on helping children in the aftermath of violence. The pervasiveness of the …

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Mentors Matter

Can you make an extraordinary commitment to a child? What can you do to positively impact the lives of youth in Frederick County? This January, National Mentoring Month, is a good time to think about mentoring. Frederick’s Child spoke with Tiffany Reinhardt, associate executive director of mentoring at The Y …

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Looking for a Mentor? Look to Summer Camp

January is National Mentor Month. This month offers a great time to celebrate the positive relationships that are vital to a child’s development and well-being. Summer camps are ideal environments for fostering mentor relationships, according to the American Camp Association. The ACA, which works to preserve, improve and promote the …

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Frederick County Public Schools Suspends Small Group Instruction, Winter Sports Practices Beginning Jan. 4

Frederick County Public Schools has announced it is suspending all small group instruction and winter sports practices beginning Monday, Jan. 4, given the worsening COVID-19 health metrics in the county. All instruction will be conducted virtually until further notice, according to an FCPS news release. FCPS officials stated that during …

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5 Things to Do With Your Kids for New Year’s Eve

While you may not be able to gather this year for in-person New Year’s Eve celebrations, several Frederick businesses and organizations are offering virtual New Year’s Eve programming your family can enjoy. Virtual Children’s Story Time from Frederick County Public Library 10 to 10:30 a.m. Join in this virtual story …

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