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Latino Youth and Parents Request More Information on Substance Use Prevention

A series of focus groups of Latino teens, parents and educators in Montgomery County has revealed a troubling disconnect between the scope of the teen substance use problem and the tools to properly address it. [...]

2024-05-02T18:11:24+00:00May 2nd, 2024|Identity in the News, Report Launch|

Identity’s Carolyn Camacho honored with City of Gaithersburg Distinguished Friend Award

We are delighted to share that Identity Program Director Carolyn Camacho has been awarded the City of Gaithersburg’s Distinguished Friend Award for her longstanding service and significant contributions to the Gaithersburg community. The award was [...]

2024-04-29T19:09:53+00:00April 29th, 2024|Awards and Honors, Events, Identity in the News|

Webinar Series Highlights Identity Strategies to Heal Youth Mental Health

The youth mental health crisis among teens nationwide inspired The Annie E. Casey Foundation to produce a six-part webinar series to spotlight and share strategies to improve youth well-being – including an episode focusing on [...]

2024-04-19T12:05:31+00:00April 19th, 2024|Program News|

Maryland Today Article Highlights Encuentros Presentation with UMD Researchers

The power of a community to heal itself in a way true to its culture was the core of a public presentation hosted by Montgomery County’s Office of the County Executive, the Department of Health [...]

2023-11-08T00:04:39+00:00November 8th, 2023|Enlace, Events, Program News|

Newest Wellness Center Builds Community at John F. Kennedy High School

The newest Identity-managed Wellness Center is now up and running at John F. Kennedy High School where staff are working tirelessly to introduce programs and services to the whole school community. Students flock to the [...]

2023-10-17T19:20:37+00:00October 17th, 2023|Program News|

Identity to Provide 21st Century Community Learning Centers at Two Elementary Schools

We are excited to announce that Identity has been awarded two competitive contracts from the Maryland State Department of Education to provide 21st Century Community Learning Centers at two elementary schools with our Jóvenes de Mañana [...]

2023-12-08T17:04:10+00:00September 15th, 2023|Program News|

2023 Back to School Drive Provides 950 Youth with Backpacks & Supplies

Thank you to everyone who made sure 950 Identity students received new backpacks and supplies, so they were ready to learn on the first day of classes. Students in elementary school through high school plus [...]

2023-12-08T17:04:04+00:00August 30th, 2023|Community Support, Events, Program News|

ENCUENTROS: Responding to the youth mental health crisis

Designed with and for the Latino community, we are really pleased by the increased interest in our Encuentros model of non-clinical peer-led emotional support groups. On July 11, our Executive Director Diego Uriburu’s letter to [...]

2023-12-08T17:03:58+00:00July 20th, 2023|Identity in the News, Program News|
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