School Based Prevention Programs

School Based Programs

Bowie Youth & Family Services (BYFS) is pleased to collaborate with Bowie schools on group efforts; these include: 

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Instructors work in elementary school classrooms to help students reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen attention and focus, and support social and emotional growth.

  • Dream It, Be It- Sponsored by Soroptimist International

A program for girls to give young women the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals and to support confidence and self-exploration. Learn more about Dream It, Be It.

  • Life Skills Training

The Life Skills program helps high school students navigate the transition to the work force and higher education. Key elements include: goal setting, communication, and managing time and money.

  • Teen Mentoring Program

The Bowie Teen Mentoring Program is a school based mentor program at Bowie High School and Samuel Ogle Middle School. Learn more about the program and how to get involved.

  • Young Adult Job Fair

This annual job fair connects young adults with local employers. Learn more about the Young Adult Job Fair. 

  • National Red Ribbon Campaign

National Red Ribbon Campaign is an annual, fall event that promotes school/community alcohol/drug awareness. Learn more about the drug prevention campaign.

  • Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign

Children’s Mental Health Matters is a Maryland Public Awareness Campaign that aims to support families and raise awareness about children’s mental health. Learn more about the campaign. 

More School Involvement...

Bowie area schools have also sought out the expertise of BYFS staff on a variety of topics, including social skills training for elementary aged children, violence prevention training for high school youth, and alcohol and drug prevention programs.

For more information contact Rhonda Simon at or call the number listed in the Contact Us box on this page.