School Based Prevention Programs

Bowie Youth & Family Services (BYFS) is pleased to collaborate with Bowie schools on group efforts; these include: 

School Based Programs
Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign
Children’s Mental Health Matters is a Maryland Public Awareness Campaign that aims to support families and raise awareness about children’s mental health. Learn more about the campaign. 
Dream It, Be It- Sponsored by  Soroptimist International of Prince George's & Anne Arundel County
A program for girls to give young women the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals and to support confidence and self-exploration. Learn more about Dream It, Be It.
LifeSkills Transitions Training
The Life Skills Transition Training program helps high school students navigate the transition to the work force and higher education. Key elements include: goal setting, communication, and managing time and money. Learn More about LST.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Instructors work in elementary school classrooms to help students reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen attention and focus, and support social and emotional growth.
National Red Ribbon Campaign
National Red Ribbon Campaign is an annual, fall event that promotes school/community alcohol/drug awareness. Learn more about this drug prevention campaign.
The Teen Mentoring Program
The Bowie Teen Mentoring Program is a school based mentor program at Bowie High School and Samuel Ogle Middle School. Learn more about the program and how to get involved.
Young Adult Job Fair
This annual job fair connects young adults with local employers. Learn more about the Young Adult Job Fair. 

More School Involvement...

Bowie area schools have also sought out the expertise of BYFS staff on a variety of topics, including social skills training for elementary aged children, violence prevention training for high school youth, and alcohol and drug prevention programs.

For more information contact Rhonda Simon at or call the number listed in the Contact Us box on this page.