Prince George’s Proud: An Update From County Executive Alsobrooks
Dear Prince Georgians:
Earlier this week, we announced that we are seeking community applicants for the vacant Prince George’s County Board of Education District Six position. The person selected to serve on the Board of Education will serve out the remainder of the current term, which runs until December 2022.
We strongly encourage residents of School Board District Six who wish to serve our County’s children and families to apply. If you are interested in being considered for the School Board, please submit a cover letter and resume to CountyExecutive@co.pg.md.us by Monday, March 21. Thank you in advance to everyone who will apply to be considered for this position on the School Board. We look forward to receiving your applications.
In addition, we want to remind residents that our Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) application for summer 2022 is now available. Youth@Work/SYEP provides Prince George’s County youth ages 14 to 22 career development, job readiness training, and summer employment opportunities within community organizations, private sector companies, or government agencies. Our goal is to provide youth with professional development opportunities, gain exposure to a diverse range of careers, and network with industry leaders. For more information on Youth@Work/SYEP or to apply, visit our website here.
We are also very excited to share some great things that recently happened in our County. Last week, we were proud to welcome Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge to Prince George’s County, along with elected officials from across the region. We had a robust discussion regarding affordable housing and the Biden Administration’s plans to help local jurisdictions preserve and expand affordable housing. The local investments we are making now, with support from our federal partners, will help Prince George’s County grow in a smart way that ensures all Prince Georgians will have access to affordable housing.
We were also excited to recently recognize and honor several outstanding Prince Georgians who are showing that greatness truly grows in Prince George’s County. The 7U Laurel Stallions, a youth football team in Prince George’s County, are 2021 American Youth Football National Champions after an undefeated season, and we are so proud of how they have represented our County both on and off the field.
We also recognized Bree Bagley, Lauren Hilliard, Sheridan Lee, and Janiyah Thornton, teenagers who are published authors. They were featured artists/writers at the Fredericksburg International Independent Book Festival for their novel, “A Friendship For A Lifetime.”
Lastly, we recognized Caleb Smith, who recently became the nation’s youngest private glider pilot at the age of 16, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. After graduation, Caleb hopes to attend the U.S. Air Force Military Academy and fulfill his dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot.
Please join us in congratulating these amazing Prince Georgians for their tremendous accomplishments.
Yours in service,
Prince George’s County Executive
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