Founded in 1982 Families Plus, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization providing programs and support to educate, empower, and enrich the lives of Frederick County families, individuals, and children. The organization offers comprehensive programming that addresses the current and changing needs of the community’s families and children.
Families Plus is excited to announce their new Board of Directors and a new staff member. We spent time over the summer to begin working on new programs and are happy to continue offering some existing programs in order to more efficiently serve Frederick County's families. We look forward to partnering with local community resources, individuals, and non-profits as we continue to move forward. As always, our focus remains to provide services that educate, empower, and enrich the lives of Frederick County Families
What's New at Families Plus!
Families Plus, Inc. is offering FREE student organizational skills workshops!
One of the more common causes of poor grades and school performance is a lack of organization.
Organization and planning are learned skills.
Does your child:
1. Not know his/her complete homework assignments?
2. Procrastinates when doing homework/studying?
3. Never seems to have the supplies he/she needs for school?
4. Fails to turn in completed homework?
5. Not have a dedicated space to complete homework?
6. Not know when tests are scheduled?
7. Fails to bring home the books required to complete an
**The benefits of an organized student include: less stress, more confidence, strong focus, higher productivity, better grade potential and more free time! Join us for this free workshop!**
C. Burr Artz Public Library –
Trust Conference Room
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Grades 1 -5: Tuesday, March 18
Grades 6-8: Wednesday, March 26
Workshop is limited to the first 15 students (per workshop).
Please call (301) 694-9002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
The Library does not promote or endorse the views of the program sponsors or presenters
Due to low attendance this class is cancelled. Please look for it again in a few months.
Go Green Save Green!
Thursday, February 13
C Burr Artz Public Library Community Room
Learn how to reduce your energy use and utility bills, adopt environmentally friendly practices, and use renewable energy.
During this class you will learn about: How energy is consumed in your home, and what appliances use the most energy Where your home leaks air and how that wastes your money Free and low-cost ways to save energy and money How you can get a reduced cost Home Performance Audit and 50% rebates on energy conservation projects And learn how to use the new Green Homes Challenge interactive website www.FrederickGreenChallenge.org
Take the Frederick County Green Homes Challenge!
Three separate Challenges make up the overall Challenge and participants can start with whichever Challenge fits their interest, or they can work on all three at once:
Challenge 1: Be a Power Saver (Save Our Energy, Bank Your Money!) educates households about the benefits of saving energy, promotes home energy audits, and encourages energy saving home improvement planning.
Challenge 2: Be a Green Leader (Green Your Lifestyle, Protect Our Resources!) helps residents adopt environmentally friendly practices related to storm water management, transportation and home operations.
Challenge 3: Be a Renewable Star (Renew Your Energy, Clear Our Air!) promotes renewable energy options such as purchasing green power and installing renewable energy systems.
Certified households will be recognized by County officials and through recognition events and media venues. Other incentives for certified households include being entered into a drawing at an annual recognition event for several large prizes from the event sponsors. The class will also be introducing homeowners to the Frederick County short-term REFRIGERATOR REPLACEMENT program for low-to-moderate income households to replace older inefficient refrigerators with new Energy Star refrigerators at no cost. These refrigerators use much less energy and should provide each homeowner with cost savings on their monthly energy bill.
Emerging Community Needs Grant
Families Plus has been awarded an Emerging Community Needs Grant from United Way of Frederick County. We will use this to offer free programs to schools, churches, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops throughout Frederick.
Fit Fridays are here!
Fit Fridays is an exercise club for elementary age children. The class focuses on fun but getting that heart rate up too! We do this through aerobic exercise, running, dancing, stretches and games. Each camp is taught after school dismissal.
Families Plus is looking to hire certified fitness instructors to teach 4 to 6 week classes of Fit Fridays to local Elementary Schools. Each class is 30 minutes once a week. Please contact Kim Ragan at 301-694-9002 or at email@example.com if you're interested.
Fit Fridays was featured in the Gazette! Click here to read the full article!
Families Plus, Inc. - 35 East Church Street - Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301.694.9002 - Fax: 301.694.3374 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org