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.
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.
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 Multicultural Resource Center
Phone Number (443) 786-1120
Address 20 Bay Street, 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
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.
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.
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.
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 Family Network
Phone Number 410-770-6870
Address 11 North Washington Street, Easton, Maryland 21601
Website https://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 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
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.
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