School Based Prevention Programs
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the office is closed to the public and staff is working remotely. We are continuing to provide family counseling via teletherapy and crisis/referral support via telephone (1-513-817-3158) during normal business hours. Read on...
During the COVID-19 emergency, you can reach Bowie Youth & Family Services by calling 1-513-817-3158. A staff member will be there to assist you during our normal hours of operation, which are Mon-Thurs, 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bowie Youth & Family Services (BYFS) is pleased to be collaborating with Bowie schools on a number of group efforts; these include:
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.
Dream It, Be It- Sponsored by Soroptimist International
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.
Life Skills Training
The Life Skills 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.
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
A job fair to connect young adults with local employers. Learn more about the Young Adult Job Fair.
National Red Ribbon Campaign
National Red Ribbon Campaign is an annual, fall event that promotes school/community alcohol/drug awareness. This campaign involves activities in the local schools focusing on alcohol/drug awareness. Learn more about the drug prevention campaign.
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.
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 Bowie Youth & Family Services' Prevention Coordinator, Rhonda Simon at 301-809-3033.