Prince George's County
Youth Leadership
Development Programs

For more information or questions about youth programs
in Prince George’s County:

Addy Kipe | (240) 706-0234 or [email protected]

Mi Espacio is an after school program that promotes successful high school graduation, leadership development, post-secondary enrollment and career readiness. Students grades ninth through twelve currently attending International High School @ Langley Park are eligible for enrollment. The program meets after school Monday through Thursday and includes the following components:

  • Individual and small group tutoring
  • Workshops pertaining to college and career readiness, financial literacy and health 
  • Enrichment activities such as sports, art, field trips and community service opportunities
  • Leadership development and opportunities for civic engagement 

Family workshops are held in the evenings at CASA’s Multicultural Center aka “the mansion” in Langley Park throughout the school year. Workshop topics include but are not limited to the following: career mapping, financial aid for college and post-secondary enrollment, financial literacy for the workforce, youth leadership and civic engagement.

Through financial aid clinics, CASA staff individual assist youth in applying for financial aid to cover the cost of college and post-secondary enrollment including FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and MHEC (Maryland High Education Commission) One-App

Not sure if you are eligible for the MHEC One-App? Here are the requirements:

  • Maryland resident who qualifies for the Dream Act
  • Graduated from a Maryland high school or GED program
  • Enrolling in higher education within 6 years of graduating
  • Filed taxes for at least three years, the applicant must be included in the tax return
  • If male, the applicant must register for the selective service.

The Summer Internship Experience is an opportunity for immigrant youth in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties to develop and reinforce new workforce skills by pairing them with culturally and linguistically competent professional mentors across various industries. The experience also serves as a resume builder and, in many cases, a chance for youth to gain firsthand insight into their self-identified career field.