4-H Youth Development Program – University of Maryland
Phone Number 410-822-1244
Address 28577 Mary's Court, Suite 1, Easton, MD 21601
Website https://extension.umd.edu/talbot-county/4-h-youth-development-1
Description All youth ages 5-18 are welcome to participate in 4-H programs.

4-H is the University of Maryland's youth development program, and it is part of the national 4-H system. The program is available to youth in every community across the U.S There are three primary learning areas: science, healthy living, and citizenship. Lessons are planned and taught by 4-H staff and volunteers. Through participation in the program, youth learn project-related knowledge and develop skills for success in life.

4-H teaches youth through hands-on “learn by doing” activities that encourage children and teens to experiment, innovate, and think independently. Youth use their HEADS to learn and develop life skills, their HEARTS to support and encourage others in their 4-H clubs, their HANDS to carry out a wide variety of community service projects, and their HEALTH to improve the quality of life for themselves and others.

National studies have documented that 4-H members often do better in school, are more motivated to help others, have confidence to try new things, develop self-esteem, and create lasting friendships. 4-H can be a fun, educational experience for your entire family.

In Talbot County, youth experience 4-H by means of community clubs, project clubs, in-school and after school programs, and community activities such as the county fair and public speaking contests.

They choose from a wide range of projects including public speaking, leadership, community service, career education, visual arts, food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, photography, animal and plant sciences, woodworking, and science/technology.
Adult Education – Chesapeake College
Phone Number (410) 822-5400
Website http://www.chesapeake.edu/continuing-education
Description Adult Education; Adult Basic Education; Adult High School Diploma Programs; GED / High School Equivalency Test Instruction; Work Force Training; Computer Training; Skilled Trades Programs; Youth Programs . Many of the GED prep classes are free. See the Chesapeake College website or call for registration information.
Benedictine School
Phone Number (410) 634-2112
Address 14299 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, MD 21660
Website www.benschool.org
Description Helping individuals with disabilities for more than 50 years with educational, residential, vocational and day services for children and adults ages 5 and older.

The Benedictine School is a non-graded, twelve-month residential and day school for males and females, ages 5-21, grades K-12 with mild-severe intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and autism.

School programs include: functional academics; speech therapy; psychological, psychiatric, social work, counseling and case management; assistive technology; physical and occupational therapy; vocational and transitional services; and intensive collaborative programs designed for students within the Autism Spectrum.

Benedictine Adult Services is a residential and vocational program for adults ages 22 to 60+ who live in the community or in group homes with peers and continue to work within the Benedictine vocational program.

Benedictine is a fully approved, non-sectarian service provider caring for individuals with special needs without regard to racial, ethnic, or religious background, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Email foundation@benschool.org
Building African American Minds (BAAM)
Phone Number (410) 714-3838
Address P.O. Box 1066, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Thursday 3:45pm - 5:30pm
Website www.baamboys.com/
Description BAAM, Inc. is an after school tutoring program for African American males in grades 1-5 from Easton Elementary School who are at risk for failure. We aim to recognize and address socioeconomic barriers that inhibit their ability to learn effectively and provide academic enrichment in a safe, caring, and structured environment.
Career Pathways
Phone Number (302) 650-8927
Description Talbot County residents between the ages of 16 and 24 that are not in school or working are eligible for free employment training. This program will assist Opportunity Youth develop critical employment soft skills and offer training opportunities as they move along their path to achieving their educational and/or employment goals.
Email: moconnor@edsisolutions.com
Chapel District Elementary
Phone Number (410) 822-2391 
Address 11430 Cordova Rd, Cordova, MD 21625
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/schools/chapel-district
Description Public School Pre-K-5th
Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc.
Phone Number (410) 819-0386
Address 108 Maryland Avenue, Suite 103, Easton MD 21601
Website www.charactercountsmidshore.com
Description Six Pillars of Character - Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Character Counts Everywhere, All the Time! That is the message of the National Character Counts Coalition of which we have been a member since 1996.

Character development doesn't end at the schoolhouse door. Young people aren't going to buy into a philosophy if they don't see adults demonstrating it in their daily lives. To that end, Character Counts Mid Shore makes available a variety of strategies that can help adults come to terms with the important position of "Role Model".

Staff Trainings: Whether for school teachers and administrators or business executives, Character Counts in the workplace too.

Community Partnerships: Character Counts Mid Shore fosters relationships between the businesses, schools, service organizations and youth activities. Businesses have formed the backbone of our Winners Walk Tall Program by providing dozens and dozens of volunteer coaches. Businesses and Foundations have also gone to bat for Character Counts, assisting with the purchase of Character Counts resources for students, sponsoring activities and providing services at no cost.
Email charactercountsmidshore@gmail.com
Chesapeake Christian School
Phone Number (410) 822-7600
Address 1009 N. Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.chesapeakechristian.org
Description Chesapeake Christian School, located in picturesque Easton, Maryland, has been reaching students for Jesus since 1999. Striving for academic excellence, our K-4 through 12th grade facility offers the traditional classroom setting with an average teacher-student ratio of 1:15. Additional academics opportunities include independent studies, dual enrollment, and internship programs.

CCS offers many opportunities to produce well-rounded students with Christian values. We offer programs such as band, choir, handbells, drama, student-led Bible studies, prayer groups, and community and global outreach projects. Students also enjoy competing academically with area schools, both private and public.
Email office@chesapeakechristian.org
Chesapeake College
Phone Number (410) 822-5400
Address Chesapeake College, P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679
Website http://www.chesapeake.edu
Description Wherever you are and wherever you want to go in life, Chesapeake College can help you get there. Founded as Maryland’s first regional community college in 1965, Chesapeake offers a range of educational opportunities that combine excellence, convenience, and affordability. Our degree programs (with more than 70 college majors), certificate programs, career training, non-credit workforce training, and lifelong learning have transformed the lives of thousands on the Eastern Shore

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

English Language Courses offered at varying days/times/locations.
Chesapeake Forum: An Academy For Lifelong Learning
Phone Number (410) 829-8652
Address PO Box 544, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Class times vary
Website https://chesapeakeforum.org/
Description Chesapeake Forum is an intellectual cooperative of lifelong learning, with courses planned, run, and led by dedicated volunteer faculty. Chesapeake Forum is open to everyone who wishes to learn, and welcomes anyone willing to listen and discuss a myriad of topics with an open mind and a respectful curiosity for the views of others.

With a continuously changing curriculum, Chesapeake Forum offers sessions on current events, cooking, literature, history, art, music, and writing along with outdoor courses on birding, tree identification, and much more. There is also an occasion trip to a museum or historic site of interest.
Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center
Phone Number (443) 786-1120
Address 333 E. Dover St, Easton MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm - Resource Center
Website www.chesmrc.org
Description Mission: By coordinating services and informational programs, The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) empowers people from different cultures to become successful and engaged members of our community. Through education, we strive to breakdown cultural barriers that arise from differences in language, appearance or ethnic traditions.

ChesMRC provides information and referrals for:
- Legal Services
- Immigration Services
- Health Services
- Education
- Employment
- Counseling
- Translation Services
- Recreation
- English Classes
- Family Support
- Taxes
- Driver's License
- Citizenship Classes
- School Enrollment
- Youth Development
- Afterschool Program for grades 1-5
- High School Afterschool Program
- Cub Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- Health Education & Outreach
Mailing Address PO Box 1990, Easton MD 21601
Interpretation / Translator Services Available Yes
Email info@chesmrc.org
Child Find
Phone Number 410-822-0330, ext. 139 or ext. 141
Address 12 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/departments/special-education/child-find
Description Child Find is a process in which children with special needs are identified. Preschoolers and school-age children who have suspected or already identified problems in development may which interfere with their educational progress may be referred.

Who May Refer?
- Parents
- Physicians
- Community Agencies
- Child Care Providers
- Other Health Specialist
- Private Schools

Who is Eligible for Child Find?
Residents of Talbot County, ages 3-21, who have suspected or diagnosed delays in thinking and reasoning, speech and language, motor skills, self-help skills, social and adaptive behavior. All services are provided by Talbot County Public Schools at no cost to the family.

Who Do You Contact:
Children Ages 3-21:
Supervisor of Special Education
Talbot County Education Center
Country School, The
Phone Number (410) 822-1935
Address 716 Goldsborough Street, Easton, MD 21601
Website http://countryschool.org
Description The Country School is an independent, coeducational, K-through-8 school founded in 1934. The Country School’s mission is to provide an outstanding academic experience for our students. We do so by adhering to some simple, but time-tested and powerful basics: small classes, individual attention, and an appropriate level of challenge for each of our learners all in a warm and nurturing family setting. Our school, while traditional and structured, is also wonderfully innovative, rich, vibrant, and child-centered. Our program provides our students with an outstanding faculty and with a firm grounding in essential academic skills yet also engenders a life-long love of learning.
Easton Elementary – Dobson
Phone Number (410) 822-0550
Address 305 Glenwood Ave, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/schools/EES-dobson
Description Public School, Pre-K-1st
Easton High School
Phone Number (410) 822-4180
Address 723 Mecklenberg Ave, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/schools/EHS
Description Public School, 9th-12th
Easton Middle School
Phone Number (410) 822-2910
Address 201 Peach Blossom Ln., Easton, MD 21601
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/schools/EMS
Description Public School, 6th-8th
Empower Me – Talbot County DSS
Phone Number (410) 770-8810
Address 301 Bay Street, Unit 5, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Trainers are available to do the training during regular business hours, evenings and weekends.
Description Empower Me is a child abuse prevention program that teaches safety skills to children ages 3-12. There is also a training available for adults to educate them about the Empower Me program.

About the program:
Empower Me teaches us that -
• All kids are special and deserve to be safe
• Most grown-ups want kids to grow up to be healthy, happy, safe and strong
• Empower Me does NOT teach stranger danger because children and teens are much more likely to be victimized by someone they know
• More than 90% of abductors/abusers are known to the child

Instead we teach children that if any person tries to make us break our safety rules OR any person who gives us the uh-oh feeling— we tell one of our five trusted adults.
Foundation of Hope
Phone Number (410) 443-9936
Address P.O. Box 1604, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.foundationofhopemaryland.org
Description Economic Development and Empowerment Program for girls in Easton, Maryland serving underprivileged girls in the sixth grade attending Easton Middle School. The goal is to encourage them to be viable contributors to the future workforce and help build a stronger community.
Getting Ahead – Talbot County DSS
Phone Number (410) 770-4848
Address 301 Bay Street, Easton, Maryland 21601
Website www.dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/talbot-county
Description Workshops for community members seeking to move from financial instability to stability.
Healthy Families Mid-Shore
Phone Number (410) 819-5600
Address 100 S. Hanson Street, Easton MD 21601
Website https://health.maryland.gov/qahealth/community-health/Pages/Healthy-Families-MS.aspx
Description Healthy Families Mid-Shore is an evidence-based, accredited home visiting program of the Queen Anne's County Department of Health in partnership with Talbot County Health Department, Kent County Health Department and Caroline County Health Department. The families served are eligible for Maryland Children's Health Program or are uninsured and must reside in Queen Anne's, Talbot, Kent or Caroline Counties.

Highly trained Family Support Workers deliver home visiting services to families facing some challenges. Using the "Growing Great Kids" curriculum, the Family Support Workers offer support services, resources and education for prenatal / postpartum women, fathers, and infants. We conduct developmental screenings for children, provide referrals to community resources and provide information regarding essential parenting tips. The program is voluntary and geared towards each family's individual needs. For more information please contact Healthy Families Staff.
Healthy Habits – Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center
Phone Number (443) 786-1120
Address 20 Bay Street, Easton MD 21601
Website www.chesmrc.org
Description Nutrition classes and meals in the TAYA after school program. Open to all age eligible students.
Healthy Habits – Tilghman Area Youth Association
Phone Number (443) 786-0761
Address Post Office Box 55, Tilghman, MD 21671
Website www.tayamd.org
Description Nutrition classes and meals in the TAYA after school program. Open to all age eligible students.
Maryland Workforce Exchange
Website http://mwejobs.maryland.gov
Description A powerful online job seeker/workforce services system that provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one website. It was specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services.
Reengagement Coordinator – TCPS Student Services
Phone Number (410) 822-0330
Address 12 Magnolia St, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us
Description Assistance reconnecting with school or work to Talbot County residents, between the ages of 16 and 24, that are not in school or working.
Saints Peter & Paul School
Phone Number 410-822-2251 (Elementary) / 410-822-2275 (High)
Address 900 High Street, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.ssppeaston.org
Description ​Since 1955, Saints Peter & Paul Parish and School has been a dynamic, rapidly growing Catholic community in Easton, MD. Our Parish community is represented by three churches and Maryland's only Catholic school on the eastern shore. As a parish supported, co-educational school, we provide a safe, nurturing environment for academic excellence to children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Our school community includes Catholic children from surrounding parishes as well as children of all faiths. Saints Peter & Paul Catholic High School endeavors to graduate students who are strong in mind, body, and spirit and who can think critically, creatively, and globally in a faith-based environment where they join with faculty in a quest for wisdom, knowledge, and grace before God and their fellow human beings.
St. Michaels Community Center
Phone Number (410) 745-6073
Address 103 Railroad Avenue, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Website http://www.stmichaelscc.org
Description The Mission statement of the Saint Michaels Community Center is to promote and provide quality activities and services that will contribute to the physical, emotional and social well being of the community.

The Vision of the Saint Michaels Community Center is to enhance the quality of life and to fill the unmet needs of our community through the following;

Provide supervised program opportunities for the enrichment of our children and teens.

Provide activities and services for senior citizens.

Provide affordable recreational, social, and educational activities to the community residents of all ages regardless of ethnicity gender or economic status.

Develop partnerships with other non-profit groups and community–oriented organizations.

Provide exemplary management of the Center and its activities.
Mailing Address P. O. Box 354, St. Michaels, MD 21663
St. Michaels Elementary
Phone Number (410) 745-2882
Address 100 Seymour Ave., St. Michaels, MD 21663
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/schools/SMES
Description Public School, Pre-K-5th
St. Michaels Middle High
Phone Number (410) 745-2852 
Address 200 Seymour Ave., St. Michaels, MD 21663
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/schools/SMMHS
Description Public School, 6th-12th
Talbot County Free Library – Easton Branch
Phone Number (410) 822-1626
Address 100 W. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Mon & Thurs - 9 am to 8 pm; Tues & Wed - 9am to 6pm; Fri & Sat - 9am to 5pm; (E-resources and e-classes available 24/7)
Website www.tcfl.org
Description Services Provided:
Free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, 24/7 research databases, online classes and tutoring, and more! Also free public computers with internet access and free wifi. Free scanning to email, free meeting rooms for qualified groups, quiet study rooms and educational programs for all ages. Color printing/photocopies for $.25 a page, black and white computer printing for $.10 a page. Black and white photocopies for $.15 to $.25 a page.
Talbot County Free Library – St. Michaels Branch
Phone Number (410) 745-5877
Address 106 Fremont St., St. Michaels, MD 21663
Hours Mon & Thurs - 9am to 8pm; Tues & Wed - 9am to 6pm; Fri & Sat - 9am to 5pm; (E-resources and online classes/tutoring available 24/7)
Website www.tcfl.org
Description Services Provided:
Free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, 24/7 research databases, online classes and tutoring, and more! Also free public computers with internet access and free wifi. Free scanning to email, free meeting rooms for qualified groups, and educational programs for all ages. Color printing/photocopies for $.25 a page, black and white computer printing for $.10 a page. Black and white photocopies for $.15 to $.25 a page.
Talbot County Public Schools
Phone Number (410) 822-0330
Address 12 Magnolia Street, Easton MD 21601
Website http://www.tcps.k12.md.us/
Description We're a highly driven team of 752 educators, leaders, managers and administrators, wholly dedicated to serving eight schools spanning Talbot County in Maryland. Mission: We leverage innovation, compassion and inspiration to empower students to realize their full intellectual potential. College and career preparedness is at the heart of everything we do.

- Chapel District Elementary
- Easton Elementary - Dobson
- Easton Elementary - Moton
- Easton Middle
- Easton High
- St. Michael's Elementary
- St. Michael's Medium/High
- Tilghman Elementary
Talbot Family Network
Phone Number 410-770-6870
Address 11 North Washington Street, Easton, Maryland 21601
Website http://healthytalbot.org/about/talbot-family-network/
Description Talbot Family Network concentrates on prevention and early intervention services to children, youth and families in Talbot County. Tasks include planning, developing and monitoring family-oriented, community-based programs that are culturally relevant. To prevent fragmented and duplicated services in the county, Talbot Family Network serves as the coordinating body for community-level grants and initiatives.

Collaborating with Talbot Family Network, a number of community task forces develop long-range plans based on proven or innovative strategies as well as on previously collected local, regional, state and national data. These efforts focus on two outcomes: Children are Safe in their Homes and Community and Children Enter School Ready to Learn.
Email talbotfamilynetwork@talbotcountymd.gov
Talbot Mentors
Phone Number (410) 770-5999
Address 108 Maryland Ave, Suite 102, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Website http://www.talbotmentors.org/
Description The mission of Talbot Mentors is to work to ensure that all young people in Talbot County have the opportunity to mature into engaged and productive members of their communities. Through consistent support, guidance, coaching and role modeling, our volunteer mentors will strive to instill values and standards, and help these young people prepare for success in their personal and professional lives.

Talbot Mentors will achieve this mission by fostering partnerships to support and expand the power of one-on-one mentoring. We will also actively engage in other programs designed to help these young people achieve their full potential. in the challenges and opportunities of adolescence through friendship, guidance, and education.
Email info@talbotmentors.org
Tilghman After School Kids (TASK)
Phone Number (410) 886-2509
Address P.O. Box 55, Tilghman, MD 21671
Website www.tayamd.org/programs/task
Description The Tilghman After School Kids provides after school enrichment programs for our K-5th graders. Programs are open to all area children regardless of their ability to pay.
Tilghman Area Youth Association
Phone Number (443) 786-0761
Address P.O. Box 55, Tilghman, Maryland
Hours Monday - Friday from 3:15pm to 5:45pm during the school year
Website www.tayamd.org
Description Tilghman Area Youth Association is a local organization striving to unite families and communities. We promote health, wellness and kindness. It incorporates the Tilghman After School Kids Program (TASK). Additionally, TAYA provides enrichment for our “tweens” and teens and the goal is to connect our children to family and community. TAYA also sponsors summer camps for grades K-6, involving grades 7-12 as assistants. The camp is held each summer, generally in July, at the local elementary school.
Email tayadirector@gmail.com
Tilghman Elementary
Phone Number (410) 886-2391
Address 21374 Foster Ave., Tilghman, MD 21671
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/schools/TES-2
Description Prublic School, Pre-K-5th
University of Maryland Extension – Talbot County
Phone Number (410) 822-1244
Address 28577 Mary's Court, Suite 1, Easton, MD 21601
Website http://extension.umd.edu/talbot-county
Description We are a local service to residents of Talbot County who are looking for educational programs in many topics that relate to agriculture, the Chesapeake Bay, youth programs, gardening, nutrition, health, the environment, and more....

University of Maryland Extension - Talbot County has a mission of “Solutions In Your Community.” We achieve this mission by providing citizens with consultations, fact sheets, community 4-H clubs and programs for youth, workshops, courses, and newsletters.

Our mission is to educate citizens and help them learn to apply practical, research-based knowledge to issues facing individuals, families, communities, the state, and the world. County Extension offices are located in each of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City.
Upper Shore American Job Center
Phone Number (410) 822-3030
Address 300 Bay Street, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Website www.uppershorejobcenters.com
Description Looking for a new career? American Job Centers provide training and career coaching to help you find a great job! Training scholarships are available. Gain new skills at little or no cost! The Upper Shore Network of American Job Centers serves Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties. You are welcome to visit any of our five locations to get started - no appointment needed!
Training programs are available in healthcare, truck driving, computers, manufacturing, and many other areas!
Email dlwdaleastonjsoffice-dllr@maryland.gov
Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board
Phone Number (410) 822-1716
Address P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679
Website www.uswib.org
Description Our mission is to provide Career and Training services that will lead to employment that is relevant and supportive to the local five-county economy. We are committed to assisting employers by offering in-demand training options designed to qualify individuals for careers in the region.
White Marsh Elementary
Phone Number (410) 476-3144
Address 4322 Lovers Lane, Trappe, MD 21673
Website www.tcps.k12.md.us/index.php/schools/WMES
Description Public School, Pre-K-5th
YMCA – Easton @ Peach Blossom
Phone Number (410) 822-0566
Address 202 Peach Blossom Road, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday-Thursday 4:45am-10pm, Friday 4:45am-8pm, Saturday 7am- 6pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm
Website http://www.ymcachesapeake.org
Description The YMCA offers programs for all ages. Visit http://www.ymcachesapeake.org/programs/ for program information by location. Child Watch available.
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