UPCOMING EVENT: Teen Summit – Job Skills Workshops

Fort Ritchie Community Center to Host “Teen Summit”

“Preparing Today’s Youth to be Tomorrow’s Workforce” is the theme of the Fort Ritchie Community Center’s upcoming teen event.
This half-day event targeting youth ages 12-17 is designed with a clear goal in mind: motivating, empowering, and teaching teens to become successful employees in future jobs.

Event Itinerary

Job Skills Workshops w/ Guest Presenters

The Teen Summit focuses on the development of “soft skills”, such as communication, decision-making, work ethic, and professionalism. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from four highly knowledgeable individuals in a variety of professions. Through interactive presentations, each guest speaker will discuss a topic they are passionate about, providing youth insight into the professional skills that employers seek.

Catered Lunch

Attendees* will be treated to a lunch buffet from Chipotle Mexican Grill, where they can create bowls, tacos, or salads from a selection of delicious ingredients.

Giveaways & Raffles

All registered attendees* will be entered for a chance to win one of over $1500 worth of prizes! A few very lucky teens will be walking away with some seriously awesome gear, such as an Apple iPad, a Nintendo Switch, a DJI Spark Drone, a GoPro HERO 7 action camera, and more! In addition to the chance to win prizes, every attendee* will also receive a job skills “swag bag”, which includes a t-shirt, backpack, notebook, and more.


When is the Event?

The Teen Summit will be held on April 27 from 10am – 3pm. Check-in begins at 9:30am. Youth ages 12-17 from all local communities are welcome & encouraged to attend! A tentative event schedule can be found on the Facebook event page here.

What is the cost?

NOTHING! This FREE event is made possible through a partnership with the Rural Maryland Council (RMC), whose mission is to “encourage healthy, connected communities” and “support the development and growth of vibrant economies in Rural Maryland”. To learn more about the initiatives of RMC, visit their website here.

How Do I Register?

RSVP* options for the Teen Summit are available on the Facebook event page here, or by emailing cbrown@thefrcc.org. If you choose to RSVP via Facebook, please post on the page or message the Community Center how many attendees are in your party.
*RSVP required by April 24 to receive lunch and to qualify for giveaways/raffles.
Download a copy of the event flier here.