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Grief support PROGRAMs for children and teens

The Hospice of Washington County bereavement department will be hosting the following grief support programs for children and teens in the coming months:

#Teengrief Support Group
Target group: Teens 14 – 19 years old who are grieving the death of a loved one
Location: Washington County Free Library – Downtown Hagerstown Branch at 100 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21742 (Young Adult Classroom)
Teens can simply come to the first meeting, or contact Hospice of Washington County Bereavement Counselor Maria Reed at 301-791-6360 or prior to attending to complete registration.
DoveTales (previously called Camp Hope N Cope)
Target Group: Children 6 – 13 years old who are grieving the death of a loved one
Location: Cornerstone Community Church (Hagerstown)
Applications are required, 
As always, these programs are FREE. 
Please review the flyers linked under "Documents" on this page for additional information.
Note: Organizers are also looking for volunteers for the DoveTales camp. See the volunteer flyer linked on this page for details. If you are interested in volunteering at the DoveTales camp, please contact Washington County Bereavement Counselor Maria Reed at 301-791-6360 or for an application.

GRandparent Caregiver support group

The Washington County Commission on Aging offers a grandparent support group on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to noon. This group is a network of grandparents or relatives who have children living with them. It meets at the Comission on Aging at 535 East Franklin St. in Hagerstown. For more information, see the flyer linked on this page under "Documents," or call the Commission at 301-790-0275 ext. 234.


Upward Bound Program

Mrs. Schultz reports some exciting news!  Hancock High School, along with North and South High and Williamsport High schools have been selected for the Upward Bound program in conjunction with HCC. Some of the activities offered are:  Saturday academies throughout the year; bus transportation and lunch; six-week summer program; college visits and cultural activities, tutoring in core subjects; and SAT prep and career exploration. 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible. They must receive free or reduced lunch or be a first-generation college student. For more information, please contact the HCC Coordinator, at 240-500-2584.  This is an excellent, worthwhile program if your child falls within those guidelines!  We encourage you to have your child participate!


SAT Test Dates

August 29, 2020- Register by July 31st

September 26, 2020 - Register by August 26th

October 3, 2020 - Register by September 4th

November 7, 2020 - Register by October 7th

December 5, 2020 - Register by November 5th

March 13, 2021 - Register by February 12th

May 8, 2021 - Register by April 8th

June 6, 2021 - Register by May 6th

ACT Test dates

September 12, 2020 - Register by August 14th

September 13, 2020 - Register by TBD

September 19, 2020 - Register by TBD

October 10, 2020 - Register by TBD

October 17. 2020 - Register by TBD

October 24, 2020 - Register by September 18th

October 25, 2020 - Register by TBD

December 12, 2020 - Register by November 6th

February 6, 2021 - Register by January 8th

April 12, 2021 - Register by March 12th

June 12, 2021 - Register by May 7th

July 17, 2021 - Register by June 18th