Youth Development

"Keeping young people healthy, productive, and connected."

We want Montgomery County’s youth to be confident, independent, active and connected.

You can visit us at 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20906.

The programs below help them to embody all of these attributes and more.

Montgomery County Recreation’s Youth Development Team uses a variety of means to reach all of the county’s diverse young people. Our recreation activities and services allow children and teens to make the most of their time outside of school. Through these various outlets, we help young people to become healthier, gain leadership experience, develop career skills and connect with caring adult role models.

Excel Beyond the Bell - Elementary logo

Discover the power of play.

Excel Beyond the Bell logo

Get more from your middle school and learn something.

Rec Xtra logo

Dive into the Xtra activities you really want to do.

Rec Zone logo

Make friends, get active, and meet some cool adults.

Soccer4Change/County Cup Futsal Tournament

Connect, engage and grow through soccer.

special events

Get involved! Find out about our special programs.

Teen Works logo

Take a big step on the path to your career.

youth leadership

Learn about our leadership programs.

youth leadership

View the Summer 2024 Teen GUIDE.