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County Executive Allan H. Kittleman’s initiative -- Achieve 24/7 -- increases opportunities and breaks down barriers to success for all children and youth in Howard County, providing the necessary resources and support to help every child reach his or her full potential.

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image of press release November 2, 2018 - Executive Kittleman announces grant program to expand Achieve 24/7 initiativeAchieve 24/7 programs and projects focus on improving outcomes in early childhood education, child mental health, summer food access, support for children at risk and other critical areas. Research shows early intervention and prevention strategies positively impact school readiness, attendance, classroom engagement and academic success.

Under Achieve 24/7's umbrella, the county began the "Weekend Warrior Snack Pack" program in June in conjunction with the summer lunch program run by the Howard County Public School System. In September, Kittleman launched a school readiness program for children from birth to age 5, offering free videos to county families. Parents and guardians can sign up to receive short videos by text message or email, demonstrating simple activities to do with children to increase school readiness.

Achieve 24/7 projects will be run by the county's Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS) in collaboration with community partners. “Our efforts with Achieve 24/7 will not duplicate what is already in place, but rather, supplement our efforts county-wide to address disparities in achievement,” said Executive Kittleman. “We want every child, student and young adult to succeed -- academically, socially, health-wise, in extra-curricular activities and other endeavors.”




Summer Food Access

Weekend Warriors

Executive Kittleman launches pilot program
targeting summer food access.

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Early Childhood Education


Executive Kittleman announces free high-tech
option for parents to promote school readiness.

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