Identity offers engaging, culturally competent support to students who have interrupted education or who are at risk of falling behind.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

NMS youth with books and thank you signIdentity was thrilled to win two competitive state funding grants to implement the 21st Century Community Learning Center program at three of our longtime partner schools: Forest Oak Middle School, Montgomery Village Middle School, and Neelsville Middle School.

This program brings academic, STEM, and enrichment activities to Latino students who have been struggling with math, in addition to introducing them to exciting career and college exploration opportunities.

This program also features comprehensive parent support and engagement components.

Montgomery College, Strathmore, Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the County’s Environmental Protection Agency have partnered with us to provide year-round services.

The success of the program is demonstrated in our attainment of all performance measures, including math achievement, social and life skills improvement, and increased parent engagement in their children’s schools and academics.

Identity Bridge Program StudentBridge Program

This program focuses on rising 9th graders in our 21st Century program to facilitate their smooth transition to high school. This one-month summer program provides rising 9th graders with math and literacy enrichment, as well as youth development and recreation.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Identity offers basic English as a Second Language classes to out-of-school youth to support their educational, work and life goals.

GED Preparation

Identity Youth Studying for GEDThe GED program provides youth with an alternative pathway to a high-school diploma. This program is offered at our Youth Opportunity Centers in Takoma Park and Gaithersburg.

This credential is critical for many youth to advance academically and enter the workforce.

In addition, the sense of accomplishment youth feel upon earning a GED diploma empowers them to take control of their lives and pursue greater challenges.

Identity accepts client referrals for GED preparation and several other programs and services provided through our Youth Opportunity Centers (YOCs), which are located in Gaithersburg and Takoma Park.

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