FCPS Partners with Living Well Youth Works

Living Well YouthWorks

L-R: Dr. Linda Chambers, Board of Education member and LWYW Board Chair Rae Gallagher, LWYW Board Secretary Tiara Jackson (holding Sanaya Jackson), Clifton Jackson, LWYW Board member Velva Cooper and FCPS Special Education and School Administration Coordinator Karen Hess.

Living Well Youth Works, a Frederick organization dedicated to empowering teenagers of all backgrounds to grow into productive members of society, has entered into a special partnership agreement with FCPS.

The non-profit group teaches research proven life skills, exposes teens to new possibilities and provides realistic pathways for improving personal and academic livelihoods.

"We are over the moon excited to partner with Living Well Youth as we have a common vision to reach, challenge, and prepare each and every student for their future,” said Dr. Linda Chambers, FCPS Director of Special Education for Secondary Programs. “This organization helps prepare our Frederick youth and their families for their future dreams by helping that vision come to fruition. We are elated to partner in this endeavor.”

In support of the partnership, Living Well Youth Works (LWYW) will launch a pilot program to teach life skills lessons to youth in grades K-12. The organization, among

other things, will also support school initiatives that include public speaking opportunities to address the needs of students and develop additional mentoring programs for those in grades 10-12.

“This partnership with Frederick County Public Schools will allow Living Well Youth Works to forge relationships with parents, administrators and students to learn more about the needs of our young people so that we can help students overcome obstacles and reach their full potential,” said Clifton Jackson, LWYW Executive Director.

As part of the partnership, FCPS will promote the new relationship through various system communication channels that may include the district’s website and social media outlets.