We connect with many youth through our Wellness Centers and Youth Opportunity Centers.
We operate three of the county’s high school Wellness Centers (at Wheaton High School, Watkins Mill High School, and Gaithersburg High School) which provide a broad array of programs and services focused on supporting the physical, social, emotional, and mental well-being of the students throughout their high-school years.
Identity also operates two Youth Opportunity Centers, in Gaithersburg and Takoma Park, which reach out to young people facing especially challenging situations.
Many have dropped out of school and do not have jobs. Lack of English-language skills may impede their job seeking success. Some have been involved with gangs. Some struggle with substance abuse or mental health issues. Many have experienced trauma.
The Youth Opportunity Centers represent a positive and stabilizing influence in their lives and a source of referrals to needed services.
To learn more about Identity programs and services, visit What We Do.